University Management

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

The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the government for a tenure of up to six years, on a recommendation from the University Board. The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the university and its chief representative. The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the achievement of the goals set by the University Board. Lena Gustafsson is the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University.
Read more about Lena Gustafsson

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the University Board for a tenure of up to six years. Anders Fällström is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and functions as surrogate for the Vice-Chancellor, as well as responsible for education.
Read more about Anders Fällström

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research is Marianne Sommarin. She is responsible for research development and research evaluation.
Read more about Marianne Sommarin

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Relations and Innovation is Ageneta Marell
Read more about Agneta Marell

The University Director is Caroline Sjöberg
Read more about Caroline Sjöberg

Senior Advisers

Ulf Edlund is senior adviser for external relations and innovation.
Read more about Ulf Edlund

Kjell Jonsson is senior adviser for humanities and arctic cooperation.

Tommy Olsson is senior adviser within clinical medicine.

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Contact Information

University Management Support Staff

Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor

Anna Tjernberg
Phone: +46 (0)90-786 55 48


Karina Sandström
Phone: +46 (0)90-786 52 02
Fax: +46 (0)90-786 66 62

Secretary to the University Director

Ingrid Nylén 
Phone: +46 (0)90-786 53 34
Fax: +46 (0)90-786 66 62

Visiting address:      

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