Henric Johnson

Scientists in a lab
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Broadening participation at American Universities

“Broadening participation is a national challenge that requires national solutions” (NSF.gov) In both Sweden and the United States, there is a widespread understanding that innovation, research, and higher education is enhanced when there...
Source: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se
Source: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se

An introduction to the US research funding landscape

The US research funding landscape is diverse, somewhat difficult to navigate for individual researchers, but nonetheless full of opportunities. Typically, there are three sources of external funding to support research in the US; government (i.e.,...
Science Counselor Henric Johnson, Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter and the laureates.

Celebrations of the 2019 American Nobel Laureates

It has become somewhat of a yearly tradition that the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. welcomes the American Nobel laureates to House of Sweden for a Nobel symposium and gala dinner. This day is dedicated to celebrating the laureates who have...
Dr. Tuula Teeri, president of IVA
Dr. Tuula Teeri, president of IVA

Sweden’s youngest centenarian – IVA 100 years

This year, we celebrate the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences’ (IVA) first 100 years. Founded in 1919, IVA is the second youngest royal academy in Sweden, and nonetheless one of the oldest engineering sciences academies in the world....
Source: Blekinge Tekiska Högskola (BTH), Medieteknik med estetik och teknik, 2019

Liberal arts – Technology married with the humanities

When Apple launched its iPad 2 in Silicon Valley in 2011, Steve Jobs stated that “it is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results...