University Management

The University Management consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, University Director and Deputy University Director.

The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the government for a tenure of up to six years, on a recommendation from the University Board. Hans Adolfsson is the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University since 1 July 2016. The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the university and its chief representative. The Vice-Chancellor is among other things responsible for the achievement of the goals set by the University Board. The Vice-Chancellor appoints its Deputy Vice-Chancellors.
Read more about Hans Adolfsson

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the University Board for a tenure of up to six years. Katrine Riklund is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and functions as surrogate for the Vice-Chancellor. Katrine Riklund is responsible for research in medicine, sciences and technology. Her post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within her area.
Read more about Katrine Riklund

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research in social sciences and the arts is Dieter Müller. His post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within his area.
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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education and Equal Opportunities is Heidi Hansson. Her post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within her area.
Read more about Heidi Hansson

The University Director is Caroline Sjöberg.
Read more about Caroline Sjöberg

The Deputy University Director is Per Ragnarsson.

Read more about Per Ragnarsson

Senior Adviser for research infrastructure

Marianne Sommarin is senior adviser with responsibility for research infrastructure. She is also professor in Plant Biochemistry and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for research and doctoral education. Marianne Sommarin is not a part of the University Management.

Read more about Marianne Sommarin

Contact Information

Management support

Vice-Chancellor coordinator
Malin Larsson
Phone: +46 90-786 71 08

Secretary to Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson and University Director Caroline Sjöberg

Katarina Andersson
Phone: +46 90-786 63 27

Secretary to Pro-Vice-Chancellor Katrine Åhlström Riklund and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Fällström:

Anna Tjernberg
Phone: +46 90-786 55 48

Secretary to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Heidi Andersson and Dieter Müller as well as Deputy University Director Per Ragnarsson:

Karina Sandström
Phone: +46 90-786 52 02
Fax: +46 90-786 66 62

Visiting address:

University Liaison Building (Samverkanshuset), Universitetstorget 4, Level 6