Stig StrömholmStig Fredrik Strömholm (born 16 September 1931 in Boden, Sweden), Swedish, former rector magnificus of Uppsala University and past president of Academia Europaea.
Strömholm received his education in Uppsala (B.A. 1952; LL.B. 1957, Licentiate 1957). He completed a doctorate in Law in Uppsala in 1966. He was Professor in Jurisprudence in Uppsala from 1969, and Professor in Private Law and Conflict of Laws there 1982–1997. After an appointment as prorector (deputy vice-chancellor) of Uppsala University 1978–1989, he was rector magnificus (vice-chancellor) of the university 1989–1997. On 5 June 1992 Strömholm received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Humanities at Uppsala University, Sweden.
On his retirement from the rectorial chair in 1997, he received a festschrift, ''Festskrift till Stig Strömholm'' (Uppsala 1997), in two volumes and 925 pages, including a partial bibliography ().
Strömholm was awarded the Illis quorum by the Swedish government in 1997. He holds the Gunnerus Medal. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Strömholm was elected member of Academia Europaea in 1989; he served as its president from 1997 to 2002. Provided by Wikipedia