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. Helen Dannetun, professor of physics, has been vice-chancellor of Linköping University since 2011.
The University Management also includes deputy vice-chancellors of education (Margareta Bachrack-Lindström, prorektor) and external relations (Peter Värbrand, vicerektor). 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.