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In 2012, a central university research board was established in accordance with the rules of procedure for Lund University.

Remit of the Research Board

The Research Board is to “deal with strategic research matters where a decision at faculty level is inappropriate owing to their university-wide nature. The Board has particular responsibility for facilitating and supporting the University’s cross-disciplinary research. The Board processes matters of research strategy on which the University Board or Vice-Chancellor are to decide".

“The Research Board is first and foremost a preparatory and advisory body, although the Vice-Chancellor may delegate decisions on certain issues to the Board.”

The organisation and composition of the Research Board are laid down in the rules of procedure.

More information about the Research Board’s remit, in Swedish (PDF 368 kB, new window)

Members of the Research Board

The term of office for the members of the Research Board is three years, 11 February 2021–31 January 2024.


Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz


Faculty representatives 
School of Economics and Management: Deputy Dean Maria Stanfors
Faculties of Humanities and Theology: Dean of Research Barbara Törnquist-Plewa
Faculty of Law: Pro Dean Titti Mattsson
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: Vice Dean for Research Ylva Hofvander Trulsson
Faculty of Engineering: Deputy Dean Heiner Linke
Faculty of Medicine: Pro Dean Martin L Olsson
Faculty of Science: Vice Dean for Research Anders Tunlid
Faculty of Social Sciences: Vice Dean Anna Meeuwisse
Specialised centres (USV): Professor Oksana Mont

Co-opted members with the right to attend meetings, speak and put forward proposals
University Library: Head of department Kristoffer Holmqvist
Research, External Engagement and Innovation Division: A/g Head of division Brita Larsson
University management: Pro Vice-Chancellor Victor Öwall

Student representatives
Representatives are appointed for one academic year by Lund University Students’ Unions (LUS).

Representatives of staff organisations with the right to attend meetings, speak and put forward proposals 
SACO-s: Fredrik Edman
Fackförbundet ST: Kjell Nilsson

Research Board secretary:
Research Services: Tina Trollås



Call for applications for university-wide funding – Interdisciplinary projects focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development

Lund University is allocating up to SEK100 million to a university-wide initiative for excellence at Lund University focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. One part of this sum is to be used for a new investment in doctoral studentships in the Agenda 2030 graduate school and the other part for a university-wide call for applications for postdoc fellowships in interdisciplinary projects.

Call for applications - full text (PDF)

Feedback form top-ranked proposals (PDF)
Feedback form not top-ranked proposals (PDF)

The application deadline is 7 May 2021 at 16.00. 

Zoom-seminar: “Use LUCRIS to find peers within Lund University”. Two dates are avaliable: 19 April, 11:00 or 23 April, 14:00. Sign up by sending an e-mail to hanna [dot] voog [at] ub [dot] lu [dot] se. Further information on this can be found on the Sustainability Forum web page.

Padlet for matchmaking with other researchers within Lund University

Frequently asked questions (PDF) The document will be updated when new questions arise.

Background Information:
Swedish Research Bill ”Forskning, frihet, framtid – kunskap och innovation för Sverige” (Prop. 2020/21:60) (In Swedish only)

Strategic Plan Horizon Europe

UN Agenda 2030

IIIEE Podcast: Advancing sustainable solutions: listen to the episode's sustainability scoop or the full episode.

Questions about the call are answered by Tina Trollås
+46 46 222 77 45
tina [dot] trollas [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se


Tina Trollås
Forskningshandläggare, Forskningsservice
+46 46 222 77 45
tina [dot] trollas [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Meetings of the Research Board

Spring 2021

18 January, 13-16
15 February, 13-16
15 March, 9-12
12 April, 9-12
17 May, 9-16 (full day)
14 June, 13-16

Autumn 2021

13 September, 13-16
11 October, 13-16
15 November, 13-16
13 December, 13-16

Minutes and summonses (in Swedish)
If you wish to read minutes and summons, please contactTina Trollås at Research Services. Find contact information above on this page.