Per Cramér is the new Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He is a professor of international law, and has worked at the School of Business, Economics and Law since the mid-1990s. Since July 2009, he has also been Vice-Dean, and hence the Dean’s deputy.

“I will be embarking on my new role as Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law with a combination of humility and enthusiasm,” says Professor Cramér. “The School of Business, Economics and Law has experienced fantastic growth under the leadership of my predecessor Rolf Wolff, and we will now continue working on internationalisation and quality development in close partnership with industry and the public sector, in order to become one of the most respected and best-known business schools in Europe.”

Professor Cramér’s research focuses on international law and European integration law, specialising in the regulations that govern the EU’s relationships with the rest of the world. Over the course of the last four years he has led an extensive research project relating to responsibility for dealing with spent nuclear fuel.

As a director of studies and member of teaching staff, Professor Cramér has played an active part in developing the School of Business, Economics and Law’s law programme, which is now one of Sweden’s most sought-after law courses.

Per Cramér in brief

Born: 1958

Qualifications, etc.:
1984 Degree in Business and Administration Law, University of Gothenburg
1987 Master of Arts and International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC and Bologna
1998 Doctor of Laws in International Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
2000 Appointed holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Law at the University of Gothenburg
2002 Named Professor of International Law specialising in European integration law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Examples of positions held:
1997- Member of the steering group for the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies
2001-2003 Chairman of the University of Gothenburg’s reference group for the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence
2001- Board member of the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS)
2002-2005 Member of the Swedish Research Council’s Evaluation Panel for Jurisprudence and Philosophy
2003- Member of the School of Business, Economics and Law’s faculty board
2005-2009 Director of the Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU)
2009-2010 Vice-Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Leisure interests:
Rowing, skiing, woodwork, spending time at my summer cottage in Bohuslän, cinema (involved in the Gothenburg Film Festival for 30 years).

A high resolution picture of Per Cramér can be found here: http://www.hgu.gu.se/item.aspx?id=21439

Per Cramér, Dean, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg,
+46 31-786 5521, +46 708-58 95 19, per.cramer@handels.gu.se

Åsa Kultje, Director of Communication, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg,
+46 31-786 1443, +46 709-22 66 85, asa.kultje@handels.gu.se