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 non-academic staff. Students are given the opportunity to appoint 12 members. The term of office for current members of the Electoral College is 1 March 2021 to 29 February 2014.
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 new vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor took up their positions on 1 January 2021.
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.
At the Electoral College’s constituent meeting on 27 May, Jan Nilsson was elected chair and Johan Östling deputy chair for the term of office.