Mats Benner

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration
  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • Research Policy


I hold a PhD in Sociology (Lund University) and am currently professor in science policy studies at Lund University School of Economics and Management, and a visiting professor at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, NIFU, Oslo, and King's College, London. Previously, I have been affiliated with the University of Essex, Linköping University, Uppsala University, and Halmstad University College. I work primarily with issues of research policy, university governance and state-industry relations. I do teaching and supervision primarily in the area of organization and leadership. 

I am a permanent member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, a board member of Mid Sweden University and have been a member of the Swedish Government’s Research Advisory Board (2009-2010, 2015-2016).

Recent research outputs

Mats Benner, Ulrika Bjare, Anders Hylmö, Pauline Mattsson, Eugenia Perez Vico, Linus Salö, Sverker Sörlin, Emily Wise & Nina Wormbs, 2021, Universitetsläraren.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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