Torbjörn Åkesson von Schantz (born 16 March 1954 in Vimmerby, Sweden) is a Swedish professor of zoology and the current rector magnificus of Lund University. Between 2013 and 2014 he was pro-rector of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and he then became rector of Lund University.
He earned his PhD in 1981 with the dissertation Evolution of group living, and the importance of food and social organization in population regulation – a study on the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and was appointed as professor of zoology at Lund University in 2000. He was elected as a member of the university board in 2004.
Lund University is a public university in Sweden and one of northern Europe's oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.
Stockholm University is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, with university status since 1960. With over 33,000 students at four different faculties: law, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, it is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The institution is regarded as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
Albert Victor Bäcklund was a Swedish mathematician and physicist. He was a professor at Lund University and its rector from 1907 to 1909.
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Philip Sandblom was a Swedish academician, professor of surgery and sailor who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics. He served as rector of Lund University between 1957 and 1968.
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von Schantz is a noble family in the Swedish and Finnish Houses of Nobility. They are listed as Family Number 1255 by the Swedish House of Nobility, and as Number 95 by the Finnish House of Nobility. The family was knighted in Sweden in 1693 and was immatriculated in to the Finnish nobility in 1818.
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein was a Swedish physician. He is considered the founder of modern pediatrics, while his work The diseases of children, and their remedies is considered to be "the first modern textbook on the subject".
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Per Filip Billy Eriksson is a Swedish scientist and professor in signal processing. He served as rector of Lund University from 2009 to 2014, as rector of Blekinge Institute of Technology from 1989 to 2000 and director-general at Vinnova from 2001 to 2008. His membership in the Baptist Hyllie Park Church was once the subject of a heated controversy regarding his appointment as rector of Lund University.
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Nils Johan Teodor Odhner was a Swedish zoologist. Odhner was born in Lund, Sweden. He was the son of the historian Clas Theodor Odhner and the father of the agronomist Clas-Erik Odhner.
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