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 2020 until 30 April 2023 for external representatives
1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021 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.
Representatives for industry and trade
Chairperson Chris Heister, County Governor of Stockholm County (appointed by the Government)
Vice chair, Lars Lustig, County Director of Västerbotten
Professor Mohammad Fazlhashemi
Professor Olle Stendahl
Professor Amy Loutfi
Karin Bodin, CEO
Pär Lärkeryd, CEO
Professor Kerstin Sahlin
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.