At an Academic Ceremony on 26 April 2013, honorary doctoral degrees were conferred on Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck, CEO of Arcticus Systems along with Birgitta Svendén, General Manager and Opera Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, and Luciënne Blessing, Professor at the Université de Luxembourg.

The news was announced in November last year. The honour was given to Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck due to the fact that since the start of MDH’s biggest research specialisation, Mälardalen Real Time Research Centre (MRTC), he has been involved in research and education at the University. Through his great national and regional involvement, Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck has sought to spread knowledge of computer technology in the Swedish software industry. With his deep insight into the potential of both academia and industry he has given MDH access to research issues of relevance to industry. In addition he has made a strong contribution towards highlighting MDH’s research.

Kurt-Lennart Lundbäck gave a lecture on the 25 April, on the Honorary Doctors’ Day, the day before receiving his degree.