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University Board

The University Board is the highest decision-making body of the University. Its role is to "supervise all matters concerning the higher education institution" and it is "responsible for the performance of its duties", according to the Higher Education Act, Chapter 2, Section 2.

The University Board consists of

  • the Vice-Chancellor
  • eight community representatives appointed by the Swedish Government, one of whom is chair of the board
  • three members of the academic staff and
  • three students.

The current term of office for the community representatives is from 1 May 2023 to 30 September 2024 and for the academic staff representatives from 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2026. The term of office of the student representatives runs from 1 July to 30 June each year.

Members of the University Board


  • Ingrid Petersson, former Director General of Formas

University Vice-Chancellor

  • Erik Renström, Professor

Community representatives

  • Gudrun Antemar, Chief Judge at Stockholm District Court
  • Ingrid Bengtsson-Rijavec, Chief Financial Officer at Malmö University
  • Jens Oddershede, Professor at Syddansk University
  • Magnus Christiansson, Senior Lecturer at the Swedish Defence University
  • Pernilla Johansson, Senior Economist at Swedbank
  • Tom Erixon, President/CEO of Alfa Laval
  • Torbjörn Lundahl, Research Entrepreneur

Academic staff representatives

  • Christofer Edling, Professor
  • Lars Dahlin, Professor
  • Sara Ek, Professor

Student representatives

  • Alva Söderbäck
  • Emmy Svensson
  • Henrik Palme


  • Anna Åkesson, Policy Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Contact information

Anna Åkesson, Policy Officer

anna [dot] akesson [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]akesson[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 (0)46 222 94 35

To contact Chairperson Ingrid Petersson, please email:

Eva Porenius, Secretary

eva [dot] porenius [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se (eva[dot]porenius[at]rektor[dot]lu[dot]se)

+46 (0)46 222 70 03

Board meetings


  • Friday 17 February
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 15 to Friday 16 June
  • Friday 22 September
  • Friday 27 October
  • Tuesday 19 December


  • Wednesday 14 February
  • Wednesday 17 April
  • Monday 17 to Tuesday 18 June
  • Wednesday 18 September
  • Tuesday 22 October
  • Wednesday 18 December