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political science educator

Olof Kristian Ruin, Swedish political science educator. Recipient Distinguished Service to Society award Royal Society ProPatria, 1996, His Majesty the King's Golden medal, 1997. Member Finnish Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy Letters, History and Antiquities.


Ruin, Olof Kristian was born on November 8, 1927 in Helsinki, Finland. Arrived in Sweden, 1945. Son of Hans Waldemar and Karin (Sievers) Ruin.


Bachelor, University Lund, Sweden, 1948. Master of Arts, University Lund, Sweden, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1960.


Editorial writer Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, 1957-1958. Secretary royal committee Ministry of Education, 1960-1962. Associate professor Stockholm University, 1962-1969, professor, 1970-1993.

Deputy chancellor Swedish Universities and Colleges, Stockholm, 1978-1979. Visiting professor Michigan University, Ann Arbor, 1971-1972, University California, Berkeley, 1981, 91. Dean Stockholm University, 1974-1984.

Chairman Swedish Futures Studies Institute, Stockholm, 1987-1995, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, 1999. President Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, 1995-1997. President several royal committees on constitutional matters.

Member high council European University Institute, Florence, since 1997.


Member Finnish Academy of Sciences, Royal Academy Letters, History and Antiquities.


Married Inger Elsa Björck, February 8, 1958. Children: Hans, Påhl, Klas.

Hans Waldemar Ruin

Karin (Sievers) Ruin

Inger Elsa Björck

Hans Ruin

Påhl Ruin

Klas Ruin