Watch lecture with Alumnus of the Year 2022: Richard Bergström


In November, Richard Bergström, Uppsala University Alumnus of the Year 2022, visited the Biomedical Centre to give the lecture "Vaccinsamordnare – i korsningen mellan industri, politik och folkhälsa". Now you can watch the lecture in its entirety online.

As Sweden's national vaccine coordinator, Richard Bergström was one of the most visible and important people throughout the Covid19 pandemic. In parallel, he has continuously remained in close contact with Uppsala University and in particular the Faculty of Pharmacy and its student body.

Richard Bergström giving the Alumni lecture
Richard Bergström giving the Alumni lecture

Richard Bergström also has extensive international experience from the pharmaceutical sector, both within authorities, as well as major companies and lobby organisations. This includes being advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and contributing expertise to a number of government investigations. Richard Bergström earned his Pharmacy degree in 1988 at Uppsala University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by his Alma mater.

“My wife's relatives and several of our good friends live in Uppsala, so we travel here quite often. If I'm lucky I have time for a visit to the Medical Products Agency and the Faculty of Pharmacy,” stated Richard Bergström in a recent interview.


  • Each year, Uppsala University awards the title of Alumnus of the Year to an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to their professional field, or has accomplished something else worthy of honouring. 
  • The Alumnus of the Year distinction is made possible by a gift from Professor John Frederick Morgan-Jones, an Uppsala alumnus from Canada. In his 2003 will, he wrote: "I received my degree af Fil. Lie. from them in 1960 and that this contribution is my expression of thanks for Swedish hospitality”.



Mathias HallbergMathias Hallberg, Dean
Faculty of Pharmacy

text: Magnus Alsne, photo: Mikael Wallerstedt, MedFarmDoIT

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Last modified: 2022-11-08