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Johan Axelsson

Position: Coordinator School/office: Communication and Collaboration


Phone: +46 19 303211

Room: E2204

Johan Axelsson

About Johan Axelsson

Johan Axelsson works as a coordinator for lifelong learning specifically towards artificial intelligence. With a background in project management, education manager and coordination from major employers in the business world, he now leads several projects linked to shorter courses for professionals in artificial intelligence for Örebro University.

Significant projects and roles:

SMARTER - Operational project manager

In collaboration between academia and industry, Örebro University has established the national education initiative Smarter, with the aim of ensuring the supply of knowledge in AI and autonomous systems. Smarter is led by the university's strong research environment Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) and takes place in collaboration with the University of Skövde and Jönköping University. The courses, which are at an advanced level, are aimed at professionals and are free of charge. When the project is completed in year 2023, 120 credits of courses in AI will be implemented in the regular education system with application via

KIT - Subproject manager "AI & Big Data"

KIT is a collaboration between five higher education institutions (Örebro University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, University West, Linnaeus University and Mälardalen University), all of which have flexible education for professionals at the advanced level. Courses aimed at professionals are co-produced in collaboration with several universities in order to streamline the use of resources. The project also includes a platform:

AI4EU Education Space - Coordinator

The new platform is one of the latest initiatives stemming from the AI4EU consortium, which was founded in January 2019 as a European AI ecosystem

The "Education Space" at AI4EU is expected to make it easier for working professionals, university students and teachers to share and access information on AI education and training initiatives across Europe.

AI Competence for Sweden - Board + communication group- member

Within the framework of the initiative, seven higher education institutions collaborate to create a knowledge platform and offer courses for professionals. The initiative will be designed so that more universities can join in retrospect, and already today more universities publish their courses at