The Rune Andersson Scholarship was managed by the Friends of Chalmers Foundation. The last Scholarship were awarded in 2015.
The scholarship was intended to support people who wanted to further their academic qualifications by interdisciplinary studies in Sweden or abroad in one of the following fields:
- primarily law or economics, or
- any other discipline for which the applicant can show the value in a future career.
Rune Andersson, alumnus of Chalmers, is the founder of the Rune Andersson Scholarship. During the 1980s, Rune Andersson was the president of the Swedish industrial group Trelleborg, and played a leading role in Swedish business world. Today he works with his family owned business Mellby Gård.
Rune Andersson is one of Sweden’s great philanthropists. During Chalmers’ funding campaign in the 1990s, he made a generous donation. His name was subsequently given to an auditorium, RunAn. The Rune Andersson Scholarship is another way for him to show his gratitude for his education at Chalmers University of Technology. With this scholarship he wants to encourage and inspire former students at Chalmers to contribute to change and development in Sweden and the rest of the world.
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