Magdalena Forsberg and Lars Näsman are awarded honorary doctoral degrees | 2008 |

At the Annual Celebration in 2008, a six-time world champion in biathlon and a research-focused graduate engineer were awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Mid Sweden University.


Magdalena was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in philosophy for having inspired the work of the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre at Campus Östersund. The motivation was that “she had, for a long time and with extraordinary success, carried out activities and emphasised values that are central to the university”.

Lars Näsman was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in technology for his commitment to the development of Mid Sweden University and for having contributed strongly to its university status in 2005, and especially for having supported the educations in technology and science.

At the Annual Celebration, our new Vice-Chancellor Anders Söderholm was also inaugurated.