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 has external members who are representatives of companies and organisations, as well as academic staff and students who are representatives of the university.

External members are appointed from 1 May 2023 to 30 September 2024.

Members of the University Board


  • Susanne Thedéen, Deputy director general, Swedish National Heritage Board


  • Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, professor

General representatives

  • Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Secretary General, Berättarministeriet

  • Hans Holmström, CEO, Siemens
  • Magnus Höij, consultant
  • Betty Malmberg, former Member of Parliament
  • Staffan Sarbäck, former University Director and Senior Advisor, Luleå University of Technology

  • Stig Slørdahl, Managing Director, Helse Midt-Norge RHF

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

Academic staff representatives

  • Michael Felsberg, professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Markus Heilig, professor, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
  • Elin Wihlborg, professor, Department of Management and Engineering

Student representatives

  • Filippa Alesand Lundin, Chair, Consensus (Union for students at Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Linus Karlsson, Chair, LinTek (Union of Technology and Science Students)
  • Anna Wikström, Chair, StuFF (Union for students at Educational Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

Employee representatives

  • SACO: Krzysztof Marciniak (alternate Janerik Lundquist)
  • OFR/S: Ingo Hölscher (alternate Maria Hugo Lindén)
  • SEKO-Civil: Rosmarie Dahlström

Co-opted members

  • Karin Axelsson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Mattias Pettersson, Head of Internal Auditor
  • Christina Helmér, Chief Legal Adviser
  • Tobias Karlsson, PhD student
  • Mariethe Larsson, Director of Communications
  • Peter Yngve, University director

Contact the secretary of the University Board

University Management at LiU