University Board

The University Board is the highest decision-making body at the university.

It is responsible to the government for ensuring that Linköping University, LiU, meets its objectives. The board takes decisions regarding budget, annual report, LiU's organisation, etc. It also appoints deputy vice-chancellors (“prorektorer” in Swedish), and proposes to the government whom it should appoint as vice-chancellor.

The University Board includes representatives of the general public (companies, organisations, etc.) and operations (academic staff and students).

Members of the University Board

Chair: Lena Sommestad, ordförande i LiU:s styrelse.Lena Sommestad Photo credit Peter Holgersson AB

  • Lena Sommestad, professor, former Governor of Halland County (photo)


  • Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, professor

General representatives

  • Jonas Bjelfvenstam, Director General, Swedish Transport Agency

  • Dan Jangblad, Senior Vice President, Saab AB

  • Ulrika Unell, Head of Strategy, Affairs and Public Relations at Tekniska Verken

  • Susanne Thedéen, County museum director

  • Staffan Sarbäck,Senior Advisor, Luleå University of Technology

  • Stig Slørdahl, Managing Director

  • Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Secretary General Berättarministeriet

Academic staff representatives

  • Mats Fahlman, professor, Department of Science and Technology
  • Markus Heilig, professor, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  • Elin Wihlborg, professor, Department of Management and Engineering

Student representatives

  • Beatrice Ronsten, Chair, LinTek (Union of Technology and Science Students)
  • Simon Ågren, Chair, StuFF (Union for students at Educational Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
  • Linus Ohlsson, Chair, Consensus (Union for students at Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Tobias Karlsson, PhD student, IBL, suppleant

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