The vice-chancellor and the University Management lead operations at Linköping University.
The vice-chancellor is the university’s top executive official, appointed by the government to lead operations at LiU. Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, professor of medical cell biology, is vice-chancellor of Linköping University from July 1, 2020.
The University Management also includes deputy vice-chancellor Karin Axelsson, and deputy vice-chancellors of research Matts Karlsson, education Margareta Bachrack-Lindström and external relations and campus development PO Brehmer. Deputy vice-chancellors of the type known as “prorektor” in Swedish are appointed by the University Board, while deputy vice-chancellors of the type known as “vicerektor” in Swedish are appointed by the vice-chancellor. The current prorektor Margareta Bachrack-Lindström deputises for the vice-chancellor when necessary. In practice, the two types of deputy vice-chancellor (“prorektor” and “vicerektor”) play similar roles: it is their responsibility to act on behalf of the vice-chancellor in various situations. The university director (Kent Waltersson), whose responsibilities include staff and administration, is also part of the University Management.