According to Lund University’s rules of procedure, an electoral college shall be in place, composed of a maximum of 48 members – 24 of them teaching staff with research or artistic expertise. It is also to include 12 members representing other staff. Students are given the opportunity to appoint 12 members. The term of office for the Electoral College is three years, with the exception of the student representatives.
The Electoral College fulfils the requirements of Chapter 2, Section 8 of the Higher Education Ordinance to consult teaching staff, other employees and students in the process of appointing a vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. 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.
- In autumn 2017, new members of the Electoral College will be appointed by election, for the coming term of office, 1 March 2018–28 February 2021