Professor Andersson will use his lifetime of experience of working in institutions of higher learning and research to help guide EON Reality in building stronger relations with academia and developing solutions that solve the future needs of educational institutions.
Prof Andersson has been a leading proponent of the flipped classroom at the university level and its adoption has been part of NTU’s meteoric success. In working with EON Reality, Prof Andersson is looking to evolve the flipped classroom into “Classroom 3.0” which blends e-learning, moocs, and distance learning with experiential learning technologies such as EON Reality’s AVR Platform. Additionally, Andersson will advise our network of Academies and help guide its future development.
Prof Andersson is an prominent biochemist and won the Wilhelm Exner Medal in recognition of his research in biochemistry. He joined NTU as its first Provost in 2007 and in 2011 was appointed President. During Andersson’s stint as President, NTU moved from 74th position in 2010 to 11th in 2017 in the QS World University Rankings leadership making it the highest ranked Asian university. Before he joined NTU, Prof Andersson led the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg, France as its Chief Executive from 2004 to 2007. He has also been associated for several decades with the Nobel Foundation and served as the Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry in 1997. Prof Andersson also currently serves on the Board of Directors of KTH, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.