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The future of SSE in our hands

I have now been President for almost two years. It has been and is a hard, stimulating, exciting and above all, energizing time. Working at a higher education institution with such a proud history as ours is a privilege that I enjoy every day. To prepare for the future and strengthen the Stockholm School of Economics even further we are now planning for upcoming developments.

The Stockholm School of Economics is a small school but our impact on society is significant. We are ranked as the leading business school in the Nordic region and an impressive number of managers, board members and societal influencers have a background from SSE. As the number of international students increases we are also contributing to an influential export of SSE graduates.

But this is not enough. My aim is to make sure that SSE uses its proud reputation and strong Swedish roots to reach to an even higher international position in business, economics and law.

My vision is that SSE becomes a contemporary business school where brilliant minds from around the world meet to learn, exchange knowledge and create ideas. I want SSE to be a lively meeting place where students, researchers, companies and society work together to challenge established truths and push boundaries forward. I want SSE to be a place that gives brilliant young minds the freedom of choice to impact the world and shape the future they want to experience.

One of the newest developments that we are excited to announce is the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Chair in in Innovative and Sustainable Business Development. We are appreciative of the generous support provided by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, however in order for the professorship and center to be fully funded we must raise additional support. In this document you will find more information about our plans for the chair and center activities. I hope you and your company would like to contribute. Together, we can ensure that SSE continues to be an outstanding school, and at a new level.

Lars Strannegård
President, Stockholm School of Economics

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