The County Administrative Board becomes a partner of Wexsus | WEXSUS

The County Administrative Board becomes a partner of Wexsus


The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland (Länsstyrelsen) has now decided to become an associate partner of the collaboration arena Wexsus. The partnership means that the County Administrative Board strengthens and formalizes its collaboration for sustainable development with Chalmers, the University of Gothenburg, and University West. A partnership with Wexsus also provides increased opportunities for the County Administrative Board and academia to collaborate with more societal actors regionally, nationally, and globally.

The County Administrative Board has expressed a broad interest in structured collaboration with research and other stakeholders, including in sustainable development and other important societal issues, which is made possible through the partnership with Wexsus, where other sectors of society also meet and collaborate.

– We see great potential in Wexsus as an open meeting place for all stakeholders, where we can collaborate to increase knowledge and the ability for sustainable transition. That is why we want to participate in creating strategic partnerships in western Sweden, says County Governor Sten Tolgfors.

For Wexsus, the partnership with the County Administrative Board means a continued build-up of the West Swedish universities’ strategic collaboration with various key actors to strengthen each partner's competence and ability to contribute to a sustainable transition. In addition to the three universities Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg, and University West, which own Wexsus in a consortium form, Wexsus also collaborates with the University of Borås, the University of Skövde and Jönköping University. The next step in Wexsus' partnership building is to formalize the partnerships with municipalities and associations of local authorities in western Sweden and thus reach out even wider.

– It is very gratifying that the County Administrative Board now joins as an associate partner to Wexsus! The County Administrative Board is an important player that plays a crucial role in the sustainable transition in western Sweden. We can now with even greater force improve collaboration for sustainable development between academia and regional authorities and take advantage of each other's knowledge, skills and experiences, says Wexsus director Tomas Berglund.