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