Professor Per Michael Johansen has been Rector of Aalborg University since 2014. He holds a PhD in Physical Optics from Aalborg University, a DSc in Physics from the University of Copenhagen, and is the former Dean of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. Currently, Per Michael Johansen is Vice Chair of the Danish Rectors’ Conference. In addition, he is a member of a number of international and national committees, and serves on the boards of several private companies and foundations. Per Michael Johansen has authored and co-authored more than 120 scientific publications and reports.