The University Board is the University’s highest body. The decisions they make include the allocation of resources within the University, setting important matters concerning the University’s organisation and lodging annual reports and budget documents to the Government.
The University Board also sets admission regulations for undergraduate and graduate education, and appointments procedures. The University Board assembles four times per year.
Term of Office
1 May 2023 until 30 September 2024 for external representatives
1 January 2022 until 31 December 2024 for teacher representatives
The Board includes eight members who are appointed by the Government and who represent the society and industry, including the chairperson of the Board. Members are also the Vice-Chancellor, three representatives for the teachers and three for the students.
University Board Top row from left to right: Gabriel Nordin, Erik Steinvall, Mats G Larson, Eva Malmström Jonsson, Kennet Ruud, Lars Lustig, Sandra Finér, William Nordberg. Bottom row from left to right: Per Axelsson, Beatrice Melin, Victor Holmström, Anna Ekström, Hans Adolfsson, Görel Granström, Per Lärkeryd. Not in photo: Sverker Sörlin, Thomas Brännström.
Representatives for industry and trade
Chairperson Anna Ekström, (appointed by the Government)
Vice chair, Lars Lustig, County Director of Västerbotten
Pär Lärkeryd, CEO
Sandra Finér, Plant manager
Professor Sverker Sörlin
Professor Kennet Ruud
Professor Eva Malmström Jonsson
Professor Gunilla Westergren Thorsson. Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson has resigned as a member of the University Board for the current term of office.
Professor Hans Adolfssonis 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.
Learn more about the advisory and decision-making bodies at Umeå University. These committees, boards and councils decide on university-wide matters and advise the Vice-Chancellor or other boards and councils.