Astrid Benkö is Personal Assistant to the Director and to the Chairman of the Board. She also works with communication in the Information Department of the Institute.
Astrid Benkö is a trained librarian and a graduate of the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås. She has also studied English, Ethnology, Anthropology and the History of Ideas at Stockholm University. Prior to joining UI, she worked at the Swedish National Defence, the Anna Lindh library, the library of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and at the library of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).