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Christer Gilén is making a long-term investment in LiU

Alumnus Christer Gilén is deepening his relationship with Linköping University by setting up a new foundation with a capital of SEK five million. He wants to continue incentivising outstanding students and now also boost research at LiU with the aim of finding new applications for technology.

LiU alumnus Christer Gilén donates SEK five million to a new foundation aiming to incentivise students and boost technology research. Photo: Magnus Johansson

Christer Gilén, a former Ericsson employee and Linköping University (LiU) alumnus, has been actively supporting the university through donations and scholarships. In 2019, he made an initial donation to LiU's Jubilee Foundation, which resulted in scholarships for engineering students whose dissertations and theses contribute to industry or the public sector. Encouraged by the positive impact of his first donation, Gilén decided to establish a new foundation with a capital base of SEK five million to further promote research and education in his areas of interest. His goal is to encourage students to explore new technology applications. The donation will not only benefit students but also enhance LiU's attractiveness as a higher education institution, showcasing the skills and achievements of its students. LiU is delighted by Gilén's continued support and appreciates the diverse ways in which donors can contribute to the university's mission.

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