The Swedish Project Academy

Societate crescimus - Through collaboration, we develop

The aim of the Swedish Project Academy is to promote development and application of the project form of organizing. The Academy is a meeting place for nationally renowned professionals with high competence in project management. Members are elected based on project management competence and interest, representing private corporations, public sector organisations, voluntary associations and universities. According to the statutes, the Academy can have no more than 31 members - not counting retired members and Friends of the Academy.

The Academy was founded in 1994. Since then, it actively follows knowledge development within the project management field and stimulates cross-sectorial dialogues on project-related research and its practical applications. The Academy encourages new initiatives within research and development, primarily in the intersection between universities, public administration and private businesses.

Every year, the Academy presents the Swedish Project Manager of the Year award. A number of Academy members have received the award in the past. The Academy also presents an annual national award for the best master or bachelor thesis within the project management field. It also arranges researcher-practitioner seminars, often in collaboration with national IPMA and PMI organisations.

Academy members convene every year at the Solemn Meeting in November 30th, the Annual Meeting in March/April, and the Autumn Start in August/September. Additional meetings, seminars and study visits are often held. The Academy is led by a Highest Decision-making Board, organized by the Chairman of the Academy.

Academy officials during 2014:

Chairperson of the Academy: Anna Nilsson-Ehle, Director, SAFER, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg.

Deputy chairperson of the Academy: Thomas Uhlin, Vice President, Medical Products Agency, Uppsala.

Secretary of the Academy: Marie Reinicke, Department manager, Östergötland County Council, Linköping.

Other members of the Highest Decision-making Board: Markus Hällgren, Professor, Umeå School of Business, Umeå; Johann Packendorff, Associate professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Britt-Marie Rydén, Business Developer, Medical Products Agency, Uppsala.

Academy Treasurer: Mats Engwall, Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Other operative responsibilities:

Chairperson of the Swedish Project Manager of the year Award: Christian Berggren, Professor, Linköping University, Linköping.

Chairperson of the annual national master/bachelor thesis award: Johann Packendorff, Associate Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Chairperson of the Research Committee: Mats Ragnarsson, Senior Partner, Wenell Management, Gothenburg.

Web editor: Johann Packendorff, Associate Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.