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.

Members of the University Board

ChairLena 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

  • Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Secretary General Berättarministeriet

  • Dan Jangblad,Board member in Ovzon AB, Combitech AB and Emmern Konsult AB

  • Staffan Sarbäck, Senior Advisor, Luleå University of Technology

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

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

  • 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

  • Lydia Toft, Chair, Consensus (Union for students at Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Ramazan Uslu, Chair, LinTek (Union of Technology and Science Students)
  • Simon Ågren, Chair, StuFF (Union for students at Educational Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

Contact the secretary of the University Board

University Management at LiU