The vision of the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering reads:
BIO is a global leader in biological engineering for bio-economy and human health
– BIO is attractive for top-level researchers, teachers and support staff.
– BIO is characterized by inter-disciplinary competences and cutting edge research across sub-disciplines in biological engineering. Hereby BIO should be a preferred collaboration partner for different stakeholders in Sweden and abroad.
– BIO offers the most attractive education in biological engineering and our students are after-sought candidates for industry, academia and public services.
– BIO is a leading Life Science innovation center in Sweden offering unique solutions for translating excellent research into applications for a sustainable society.
– BIO actively influences the science policy agenda in Sweden concerning bio-economy and human health.
When the department started, on January 1 2015, 160 persons were employed. BIO is supposed to grow to 250 employees in 2020. This will be done partly by active recruitment of Full and Associate Professors.