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University Board

The University’s highest decision-making body
The University Board's is to “supervise all matters concerning the higher education institution and shall be responsible for the performance of its duties”, according to the Higher Education Act, chapter 2 section 2.

The University Board is made up of the Vice-Chancellor, eight community representatives appointed by the Government, of which one is Chair of the Board, three members of the academic staff and three students.

The members are appointed for three years, except for the student representatives, who are appointed for one year. The current term of office for the community representatives and academic staff representatives is 1 May 2017–30 April 2020. The student representatives sit from 1 July to 30 June.

The members of the University Board in front of the Main University Building
The University Board

University Board members


  • Jonas Hafström, Ambassador

University Vice Chancellor

  • Professor Torbjörn von Schantz

Community representatives

  • Anna Stellinger (Vice Chairperson), Director-General National Board of Trade
  • Annika Winsth, Chief Financial Officer, Nordea
  • Gunnar Wetterberg, Author
  • Ingrid Bengtsson-Rijavec, Chief Financial Officer, Malmö University
  • Jens Oddershede, Professor Syddansk University
  • Wanja Lundby-Wedin, First Vice Chairperson Church of Sweden
  • Per Arfvidsson, Executive Vice President & Head of Group Operations, Lantmännen

Academic staff representatives

  • Docent Ann-Katrin Bäcklund, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Professor Anne L’Huillier, Faculty of Engineering
  • Professor Tommy Andersson, Faculty of Medicine

Student representatives

  • Björn Sanders
  • Sara Thiringer
  • Richard Croneberg


  • Cecilia Billgren, Head of the Vice Chancellor’s Office
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Contact information

Cecilia Billgren, Head of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office
cecilia [dot] billgren [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 7024

To contact Jonas Hafström, please email:

Gerd Hawaleska, Secretary
gerd [dot] hawaleska [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 3895
+46 (0)706 19 3895


Board meetings


Friday 16 February
Friday 27 April
Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 June
Friday 21 September
Friday 26 October
Friday 14 December


Friday 15 February
Friday 26 April
Monday 17- Tuesday 18 June
Tuesday 24 September
Wednesday 23 October
Friday 13 December