Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC)



Welcome! The JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC) was established in 2005 by the initiative of former JSPS fellows, with the support of the JSPS Stockholm Office, and it is the first club to have been established in Northern Europe. The SAC organizes symposia on various themes, the Sweden-Japan Academic Network, the annual general assembly and board meetings. In 2015, the SAC celebrated its ten year anniversary by organizing a symposium, with short presentations on research and collaboration with Japan made by the alumni.

    Overview of SAC
  • Establishment: 2005
  • Number of Members: 160
  • Chair: Göran Thor
  • Main Activities: SAC Activity Seminars, Sweden-Japan Academic Network, General Assembly, Board Meetings
  • Rules and Regulations: Stipulated in the Articles of the Club

Message from SAC Board Chair

Most welcome to the JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC). The SAC was established in 2005 and anyone who has received a grant from JSPS to perform research, is most welcome to join the SAC and our activities. If you wish to become a member, please make contact with anyone on the board or fill in the registration form.

Please note that the SAC requires no membership fee. The objective of the SAC is to promote scientific exchange between Sweden and Japan, and to exchange information among the club’s members. The SAC’s activities focus on three objectives:

The board members of JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden as of April 2018

Göran Thor
Title: Professor

Affiliation: University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Ecology

Field of research: Lichenology


Elin Palm
Title: Docent in Applied Ethics, Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Linköping University, Centre for Applied Ethics

Field of research: Applied ethics, including ICT-ethics


Board member:
Joel Peterson
Title: Senior Lecturer

Affiliation: University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles

Field of research: Textiles studies, tricot technology


Board member:
Imre Pázsit
Title: Professor

Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Physics

Field of research: Nuclear energy, nuclear engineering, reactor physics, stochastic processes


Board member:
Thomas Lennerfors
Title: Docent

Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management

Field of research: Technology, business, ethics and philosophy

E-mail: thomas.lennerfors

Board member:
Mohammad Asadzadeh
Title: Professor

Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Field of research: Numerical analysis of hyperbolic pdes, convection-diffusion and integro-differential equations


Board Member:
Lars Öhrström
Title: Professor

Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Field of research: Inorganic Chemistry