Swedish University Outreach was founded and is run by highly skilled professionals with a background in the Swedish Higher Education structure and also many years of experience in the private international consultancy business.

We are experts on identifying clients’ needs and then bring high quality solutions.

We are project managers who will assign the right expert or team of experts for each specific task.

We draw our resources from our partners and large and impressive network in academia, business, industry and government.

Swedish University Outreach is supported by an Advisory Board comprised by prominent and leading persons from the Swedish Science Council, Swedish Academia and Swedish Industry.


Christer Gustafsson 


Chairman, Founding Partner

Prof. Dr. Christer Gustafsson is the Chairman of Swedish University Outreach and at the same time full Professor in conservation at Uppsala University. He is also secretary-general of the International Scientific Committee on Economics of Conservation (ICOMOS). Prof Dr Gustafsson has currently various prestigious assignments for the UN and the EU Commission in his capacity as international expert on cultural heritage. He is also advisor on future cultural heritage policies to the German Minister of Environment Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear safety as well as he is chairman of the World Heritage Academy in China. He was awarded the Polish Minister of Culture’s Golden Medal 1999.


Detlef Clöwe

CEO, Founding Partner

Detlef Clöwe is the Chief Executive Officer of Swedish University Outreach and former director at Uppsala University. He has recently served as resident representative of Uppsala University in Vietnam where he established strong relationships with Vietnamese universities, various ministries and businesses. Detlef Clöwe has been executive director and responsible for commissioned education and training both at Uppsala and Lund university. Before taking up positions at the universities, he has long experience as international consultant in the area of education and training with assignments in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.


Mathias Blob

Deputy CEO, Founding Partner

Mathias Blob is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Swedish University Outreach. He is a very experienced project manager and has served as head of business strategy of Uppsala University’s division for commissioned education and training. In this capacity he was also responsible for international business. Before Mathias Blob joined Uppsala University he was manager at the international consultancy Ramboll Management in Sweden and responsible for heading international teams working on evaluations, policy analysis and regional development programs. Mathias is also a partner at Karolina Ventures – a digital and f2f investment network, promoting innovation and early stage investment.