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Initiator of the Pufendorf IAS - Göran Bexell

Göran Bexell is Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of Lund University and the former Chair of the Association of Swedish Higher Education. Today he is a Senior Professor of Ethics and since 2009 has worked on assignments both within and outside Lund University.

Since 2009 he has worked on external assignments including a role as special advisor at Karolinska Institutet, the University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University. He has been a member of the Swedish Press Council and of the Crafoord Foundation board.

He is the Chair of the Board of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation in Uppsala ( ),for Skissernas Museum – Museum of the Artistic Process and Public Art, part of Lund University ( and for the steering group for Lund University’s 350th anniversary (

He is a board member of the LMK Foundation, Lund, the Birgit and Sven Håkan Ohlsson Foundation, Lund, and of Halmstad University.

Göran Bexell is also the Chair of the steering group for the Association of Swedish Higher Education program for leaders in academia, Stockholm, and is often engaged as a lecturer on academic leadership and academic values.

In recent years he has also lectured on subjects such as Dag Hammarskjöld’s life and death, and Harry Martinson and ethics (

During his period as Vice-Chancellor, Göran Bexell worked strategically for increased cooperation between disciplines, faculties and research groups. The Pufendorf Institute is one example of these efforts and Göran Bexell’s workplace is now at Classicum, along with the Institute’s management, administration and researchers.


Göran Bexell

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