Professor Lisbeth Olsson Secretary General for research infrastructures at VR

Lisbeth Olsson, professor at Chalmers and WWSC member, becomes the new Secretary General for research infrastructures at the Swedish Research Council, VR.
Photo: Thor Balkhed
Photo: Thor Balkhed

Professor Lisbeth Olsson has had an important role in building up and managing WWSC since the start of the center, as well as participated in building up other cross-disciplinary research environments. These are experiences she think will benefit the role as Secretary General that she starts November 1. 

– I think it is incredibly important that researchers in Sweden gather around national and international research infrastructures. They are a prerequisite for us to be able to conduct cutting-edge research! says Lisbeth Olsson to

Lisbeth will remain active in WWSC, where she is codirector, program manager for Program 1 and part of the WWSC management.   

Read the news article here (in Swedish)

The Secretary General for Research Infrastructure is part of the VR’s management council and initiates, drive, and follow up issues within the area. There are in total five Secretary Generals, each responsible for a defined area. The Secretary Generals are all active researchers that are part-time employees at VR. 
Read more about the Secretaries General at