UID introduces new leadership group


In the past week, UID presented a new leadership group. Thomas Olofsson is the Head of Department, while Linda Bresäter becomes Deputy Head of Department and Demian Horst is the new Assistant Head of Department.

Thomas Olofsson assumed the role of Head of Department already on September 1st. He is now joined in the newly formed leadership team by Linda Bresäter and Demian Horst, both with a long history of serving in different roles at Umeå Institute if Design. The recruitment process for the leadership group was initiated through nominations by in the staff at the school.

"Both Demian Horst and Linda Bresäter have been a fundamental part of UID's remarkable development over the past decade. Their appointment ensures that we can continue to build an even more exciting future for design education and research here at Umeå Institute of Design.", says Thomas Olofsson.

Thomas Olofsson is a professor at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University where he heads up a lab focusing on energy efficiency research. In his role as Head of Department at Umeå Institute of Design he hopes to contribute with his experience and expertise to support the process of continuous development of UID.

"I am very happy with the new leadership group. Linda and Demian represent a great combination of pedagogical and professional experience, organizational skills and they both have a fantastic dedication to the field of design. As a team we will aim to continue the development of education, research and collaboration at our great school, staff and students together", says Thomas Olofsson.

November 2018