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NJF member faculties and local representatives

Representing the future of Swedish research, NJF aims to give this important group of researchers a strong and collective voice when addressing politicians, research funding bodies and the public. Currently, NJF collectively represents over 3000 members (i.e. postdoctoral fellows, researchers and faculty members) across Sweden. 

Each NJF member faculty sends representatives to the bi-annual meetings. The steering board consists of these representatives, an elected chairperson, and several vice-chairs who rotate twice a year among the local organisations. The current NJF chair is Katharina Herzog and the current vice-chair organisation is Sahlgrenska Academy.


Overview of NJF member faculties and local representatives:

Karolinska Institutet, currently represented by Shireen Sindi, Asghar Muhammad, Rodrigo Fernandez Gonzalo, and Katharina Herzog

Linköping University, currently represented by Stéphanie Heil, Cristina Martinez-Serrano, Jose Gabriel Martinez Gil, and Rosanna Chung

Lund University, currently represented by Helena Persson, Claire Lyons, Klinsmann Carolo, Anders Rasmussen, Susan Evans Axelsson, and Nicole van der Burg

Örebro University, currently represented by Naveed Asghar, Alexander Persson, Monika Berg, and Vojtech Klezl

Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, currently represented by Sara Wallström and Cecilia Engdahl (current NJF vice-chairs)

Stockholm University, currently represented by Ane Metola, Lovisa Lundholm, and Grant Kemp

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), currently represented by Ramesh Vetukuri and Anita Norman

Umeå University, currently represented by Johan Henriksson and Barbara Sixt

Uppsala University, currently represented by Alexandra Petrulevich, Madlen Hubert, Gemma Mestres and Laia Caja


History of the National Junior Faculty

In the fall of 2014, six universities founded the National Junior Faculty (NJF) at a first joint meeting at Karolinska Institutet. These six included Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Karolinska Institutet, Linköpings University, Lund University, Umeå University and Uppsala University. In 2017, Örebro University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) joined. In 2018, Stockholm University joined the NJF.

Until 2018, both the chair and vice-chairs rotated twice a year among the local organisations. In February 2018, Sara Hägg was elected as the first NJF chair who was sitting for three terms. From September 2019 to September 2020, Mo Segad was the chair of NJF.

We thank all previous NJF steering board members for their valuable contributions.


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