Kerstin Eliasson

Curriculum Vitae


Vice Chair of the Board of the Joint Research Center of the European Union

Chair of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Vice Chair of the Axel Wenner-Gren Foundation for International Exchange of Scientists

Vice Chair of the Board of the Wenner-Gren Center Foundation for Scientific Research

Senior Advisor to Uppsala University on international research cooperation (2006-2010)

Chair of the Committee on Biobanks of the Swedish Research Council (2009-2010)

February 1, 2004 – October 10, 2006: State Secretary for Higher Education and Research, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Stockholm, Sweden

October 2000 – February 2004: Science Counselor, Office of Science and Technology, Swedish Embassy, Washington, D.C.

1993 – September 2000: Director for Research Policy, Ministry of Education and Science, Stockholm, Sweden. Area of responsibility: research councils, Royal Library, coordination of the Government’s research policy, coordination of EU-research, research bills, Government’s Advisory Board for Research.

1988 – 1993: Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office, reporting on U.S. science policies.

1976 – 1993: Head of Section of various directorates of the Ministry of Education and Science, mainly dealing with research policy and international issues.

1975 – 1976: Secretary to the Commission on Education and Training

1974 – 1975: Project Director at the Swedish Institute for Opinion Research


2000 – 2004: Chair of the auditors of the Nobel Foundation.

1987 – 1991: Chair of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy. OECD examiner of science and technology policies of Switzerland and Italy.

Education: Master of Arts in Sociology, American University, Washington, D.C., 1973

B.A. Stockholm University, 1965