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Election of three members of the University Board

A photo of the interior from the University Buildning

If you would like to nominate someone to become a member of the University Board, please contact one of the representatives on the Electoral College before 12 October.

The members of the University Board shall be appointed for the period 1 May 2023 – 30 April 2026. Three of the members will be elected by the Electoral College, not including student representatives. Nominations can be made by members of the Electoral College.

In a meeting on 12 September 2022, the Electoral College agreed that it is important that the members of the University Board meet the following criteria:

  • responsiveness and clarity
  • a strong connection to research and education
  • an understanding of the entire University organisation
  • experience of academic management positions

In order to be eligible for election, a nominee must be employed as academic staff at Lund University in accordance with the Lund University Appointment Rules on 1 November 2022 and be expected to still be employed on 1 May 2023.

Jan Nilsson, chairperson, jan [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
Johan Östling, co chairperson, johan [dot] ostling [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se
Helen Wiman, academic staff representative, helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
Margaret McNamee, academic staff representative, margaret [dot] mcnamee [at] brand [dot] lth [dot] se
Ulrika Wennersten, academic staff representative, ulrika [dot] wennersten [at] har [dot] lu.s
Anders Mattsson, administrative staff representative, anders [dot] mattsson [at] kanslik [dot] lu [dot] se

University Board

The University’s highest decision-making body

The University Board's mission is to “supervise all matters concerning the higher education institution and shall be responsible for the performance of its duties”, according to the Higher Education Act, chapter 2 section 2.

The University Board is made up of the vice-chancellor, eight community representatives appointed by the Government, of which one is chair of the board, three members of the academic staff and three students.

The members are appointed for three years, except for the student representatives, who are appointed for one year. The current term of office for the community representatives and academic staff representatives is 1 May 2020–30 April 2023. The student representatives sit from 1 July to 30 June.

Read more about the University Board.

Electoral College

The representatives of teaching staff with research and artistic expertise and of other staff on the Electoral College appoint teaching staff representatives to the University Board through elections, and are responsible for any by-elections. 

Read more about the Electoral College