For County Governor Per Bill, who has taken the initiative to the tour, it is very important to bring researchers and entrepreneurs together. For this reason, every fourth meeting for the “The researchers at the castle” takes place in an alternative location in the county.
“I myself have a PhD in medicine and when I came to Länstyrelsen, the county administrative board, in Gävle, I was very pleased to see that the University, Länstyrelsen and Region Gävleborg had found such a good way to make the University’s research useful for the region.
In the parliament, Per Bill devoted time to giving research results the importance they should have in social debates, and, in the long run, to encourage more upper secondary pupils to choose technology and natural sciences.
The University’s core is sustainability
“Others tend to put sustainability on like make-up, but for the last twenty years, sustainability has been at the core of University of Gävle. We can see that many of the top researchers from the University is much sought-after by the media,” Per Bill says.