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Social scientist

Göran Arne Axel Therborn, Swedish social scientist. Fellow Institute für. Hohere Studien zu Wien, 1991, Simon Senior Research fellow Manchester University, 1985; grantee Swedish Research Councils.


Therborn, Göran Arne Axel was born on September 23, 1941 in Kalmar, Sweden. Son of Ragnar Ture Axel and Karin Otilia (Nilsson) Therborn.


Doctor of Philosophy, Lund (Sweden) University, 1974.


Associate professor Gothenburg (Sweden) University, 1975, professor sociology, 1987—2003. Acting professor sociology Umea (Sweden) University, 1976. Associate professor Lund University, 1975-1981.

Professor political science Catholic University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 1981-1987. Director Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, since 1996. Professor sociology Uppsala (Sweden) University, since 2003.

Chairman National Research Committee on Global Processes, since 1995. Member scientific advisory council Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, since 2002. Science evaluator Science Foundation, Estonia, 1991, Interuniv.

Council, Netherlands, 1992—1993, Office of Prime Minister, Belgium, 1996. Visiting professor and fellow numerous universities throughout the world. Columnist columnist Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, 1989.


Active Science Council Swedish Labour Market Board, 1992-1996, Government Council on Research, 1989-1991. Consultant Swedish Foreign Office, 1996, European chair Social Policy in Budapest, 1996. Member International Sociological Association (executive committee since 1994), European Sociological Association (executive committee 1995-1997), Scandinavian Sociological Association (president 1992-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, arts.


Married Sonia Isabel Pina, August 12, 1982. Children by former marriage: Thomas, Anna.

Ragnar Ture Axel Therborn

Karin Otilia (Nilsson) Therborn

Sonia Isabel Pina