Professor Lotta Stern new CEO of the Ratio Institute


Today, September 1st, Lotta Stern, professor of sociology, takes over as CEO of the Ratio Institute.

”Ratio is a unique research environment in Sweden, that gathers researchers from several disciplines to conduct research that makes a difference. For me, it is a very meaningful mission—and perhaps a mission more important than ever. I am very much looking forward to continue building, developing and strengthening Ratio’s important research”, says Lotta Stern, new CEO of the Ratio Institute. Stern is a former deptuty CEO at Ratio and responsible for Ratio’s labor market research.

Lotta Stern takes over the role of CEO after professor Nils Karlson, who founded Ratio in 2002.


Lotta Stern is a professor of sociology with a focus on organization and work at Stockholm University. She divides her time between Ratio and Stockholm University. At Stockholm University, Stern is, among other things, the program manager for the bachelor program Staff, work and organization, and she has previously been deputy head of the department of sociology. Stern has been associated with Ratio since 2011 and has been vice president since 2017. Among Stern’s scientific publications is the study “Political diversity will improve social psychological science” published in the top-ranked journal The Behavior and Brain Sciences (2014).

Stern is also engaged in Academic Rights Watch, an independent fundraising foundation that monitors academic freedom in Sweden by paying attention to attempts to restrict teachers and researchers fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression and opinion.

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