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, Governor of Halland County (photo)

Vice-Chancellor:

  • Helen Dannetun

General representatives

  • Kristina Alsér, Development Strategist

  • Jonas Bjelfvenstam, Director General, Swedish Transport Agency

  • Jan-Håkan Hansson, former Vice-Chancellor at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College

  • Kjell Åke Hansson, CEO/consultant, Vinga Media AB

  • Dan Jangblad, Senior Vice President, Saab AB

  • Ulrika Unell, CEO Lärande Förvaltning i Östergötland AB

  • Susanne Thedéen, County museum director

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

  • Ludwig Modahl Edström, Chair, LinTek (Union of Technology and Science Students)
    Sofia Ritenius, Chair, StuFF (Union for students at Educational Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences)
    Elin Fägerstam, Chair, Consensus (Union for students at Medicine and Health Sciences)
  • Tobias Karlsson, PhD student, IBL, suppleant

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