December 25, 1998

Sigbrit Franke, 56-year-old professor of educational theory and rector of Umea University in Sweden, has been named university chancellor and head of Hogskoleverket (Association of Universities and University Colleges) for six years from January 1, 1999. She replaces Stig Hagstrom.

The Times HigherJdecember 25J1998international news 9

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