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Dr. Sylvia SCHWAAG SERGER Executive Director, Vinnova Swedish Government Agency for Innovation, Stockholm; Adjunct Professor Research Policy, Lund University


1992 MA, International Relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, MA
1997 Ph.D., Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science
1997-1999 Analyst, Ministry of Industry, Stockholm
1999-2001 Senior Analyst, SLI - Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics, Lund
2002-2004 Acting Director, IKED - International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development, Malmö
2005-2007 Science Counsellor, Science Office, Embassy of Beijing
since 2008 Executive Director, International Strategy and Networks, Vinnova Swedish Government Agency for Innovation, Stockholm
since 2013 Adjunct Professor, University of Lund


Member, Swedish Expert Commission for Research (Forskningsberedning), 2015-2016
Member, RFTE - Austrian Council for Research and Technological Development, since 2015
Chairperson, STINT - Swedish Foundation for Higher Education and Research, since 2016
Board Member, University of Uppsala, since 2017


Schwaag Serger S., X. Liu, U. Tagscherer and A. Y. Chang: Beyond catch-up: Can a new innovation policy help China overcome the middle income trap? Science and Public Policy, 2017
Schwaag Serger S., A. Bienenstock, M. Benner and A. Lidgard, SNS: Combining excellence in education, research and impact - inspiration from Stanford and Berkeley and implications for Swedish universities, 2014
Schwaag Serger S., Negotiating CAP reform in the European Union: Agenda 2000, SLI (Swedish Institute for Agricultural Economics), Lund, 2001
Schwaag Serger S., Monetary co-operation and exchange rate stability in Western Europe: France, Britain and Germany in the return to currency convertibility in 1958, Ph.D. Thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, 1997


William Howard Prize for best graduating economics student (Kalamazoo College)
Alliance Française Prize for best graduating French student (Kalamazoo College)
Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honors Society) (Kalamazoo College)