Triple Researcher Farewell

Triple Researcher Farewell

After having worked together at AAU for more than 40 years, Esben Sloth Andersen, Bengt-Åke Lundvall and Björn Johnson have decided to leave their positions and enjoy emeritus status.

June 1, Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University celebrated Esben, Bengt-Åke and Björn with a common event at campus in Aalborg. The day began with presentations about major global challenges related to innovation, inequality and sustainability from Edward Lorenz (University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis and Aalborg University), Cristina Chaminade (University of Lund) and Jan Fagerberg (University of Oslo). In the afternoon, Esben, Bengt-Åke and Björn themselves gave short lectures which were followed by a reception with participation of family and colleagues.

View photos from the day below.

Edward Lorenz’s presentation STI/DUI Ten Years After: A Retrospective on the Notion of Doing, Using and Interacting in Innovations Systems Research
Edward Lorenz’s presentation STI/DUI Ten Years After: A Retrospective on the Notion of Doing, Using and Interacting in Innovations Systems Research.

Head of Department Christian Nielsen welcoming the guests in the afternoon
Head of Department Christian Nielsen welcoming the guests in the afternoon.

Esben Sloth Andersen’s lecture: Things take time: Economic Evolution and Basic Research
Esben Sloth Andersen’s lecture: Things take time: Economic Evolution and Basic Research.

Björn Johnson’s lecture: Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene?
Björn Johnson’s lecture: Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene?

Bengt-Åke Lundvall’s lecture: The Learning Economy and The Economics of Hope
Bengt-Åke Lundvall’s lecture: The Learning Economy and The Economics of Hope.

Bitrina Diyamett from Tanzania giving a speech at the reception
Bitrina Diyamett from Tanzania giving a speech at the reception.

Christian Østergaard giving a speech at the reception
Christian Østergaard giving a speech at the reception.

Jesper Lindgaard Christensen giving Esben a present at the reception
Jesper Lindgaard Christensen giving Esben a present at the reception.

Bengt-Åke, Björn and Esben at the reception
Bengt-Åke, Björn and Esben at the reception.