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Prof. Lars RydénLars Rydén, Professor, Director emeritus of the Baltic University Programme

Postal address: Center for Sustainable Development/ Baltic University Programme Secretariat, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden

Tel +46-18-471 18 38; fax +46-18-471 17 89

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Lars Rydén was up to September 2007 from its beginning in 1991 director of the Baltic Univer­sity Programme (BUP) at Uppsala University, a programme he initiated. During 1986-1994 prof. Rydén was a member of the Talloires Universities network secretariat coordinating activities at Tufts University in USA, Tokay University in Japan and Uppsala University. This network, with some 40 participating universities all over the world, had a focus on global responsibility especially disarmament and peace, especially supporting cooperation between USA and the former Soviet Union.

Lars Rydén was from 1974 an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Uppsala University and guest researcher in USA and France. He is also an initiator and member of Uppsala Research Ethics seminar from 1984 and from 1991 a member of the Uppsala Forum for Research Ethics. He was appointed Professor by the Swedish Government in 1999 and Doctor HC at Kaunas University of Technology in 2001, and member of several international university associations.

Lars Rydén has published extensively in biochemistry and biotechnology, written for the general public in these areas, as well as articles on ethics, and textbooks both for school and university level. In the Baltic University Programme he has written and edited a series of books on environmental science, sustainability science and regional development. The publications include Environmental Management I-IV (ca 1200 pages) (2006-07) together with a series of co-workers in several countries; Sustainable Community Development. I-IV (2004) (L. Rydén, ed.); Environmental Science (2003) 824 pp with P. Migula and M. Andersson; The Baltic Sea Region – Cultures, Politics, Societies (2002) with W. Maciejewski, editor, and L. Rydén coauthor and co-editing; and Sustainable Baltic Region (1997) I-X 500 pp, L. Rydén, ed and co-author.



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