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The investigation of disciplinary matters

If you are reporting a suspected disciplinary offence, here you can learn more about the various stages of the investigation. You will also find out who the members of the Disciplinary Board at Lund University are.

The investigation

When a suspected disciplinary offence has been reported, the Vice-Chancellor has the Legal Division at the Legal and Record Management section to investigate the matter. During the early stages of the investigation, the Legal Division lets the student read the report and any appendices, and gives the student the opportunity to present their views with regard to the suspicion in the report. This usually takes place in the form of a written statement. Any additional material in the report, for example any additional information from the person who has reported the matter or from others, will be shared with the reported student. He or she will then be given an opportunity to respond to the added material or information. Depending on what information is given by the reported student, the statement may then be sent to the person who filed the report for further comments. Other involved parties, such as students, invigilators, teaching staff, etc., may be questioned throughout the investigation.

The Vice-Chancellor may subsequently decide that the matter is to be dismissed without further action, or that the student is to be issued with a warning. A third option is to take the matter to the Disciplinary Board. At Lund University, most matters are referred to the Disciplinary Board.

If the matter is referred to the Disciplinary Board, the student shall be given the opportunity to address the board directly. The board will therefore hold a meeting to which the student is summoned. The person who made the report, or other department staff familiar with the matter at hand, will also be summoned to this meeting. 

The meeting with the Disciplinary Board is usually the final stage in the investigation of a disciplinary matter. At the meeting, the report and other documents pertaining to the case are presented. This is followed by statements by the student and a department representative.

At the meeting, the board has an opportunity to ask questions to both the student and the department representative. Usually, the board discusses the case behind closed doors after the meeting. Then the board makes a decision straight away, in which the case the student and the person who filed the report, if present, are informed orally of the board’s decision. The written and signed decision is also sent to the parties by mail.

The Disciplinary Board at Lund University:

The current members of the Disciplinary Board at Lund University are:

Chair: Professor and former Vice Chancellor of Lund University Torbjörn von Schantz
Deputy chair: Vice Chancellor Erik Renström

Legally qualified member: former Head of Division, The Court of Appeal Lars Göran Abelson
Substitute: Judge of Appeal, the Court of Appeal, Anna Täcklind

Teaching staff representative: Senior Lecturer Carin Jarl-Sunesson
Substitute: Senior Lecturer Elin Bommenel

Student representatives: Lehman Benson and Björn Kristensson
Substitutes: Johan Larsson and Philip Johansson

Rapporteur and secretary: Legal counsel Johanna Alhem, Legal counsel Maria Hamberg, Legal counsel Elin Robertson Hållenius, Legal counsel Hedvig Johansson and Legal counsel Veronica Westergård, Legal and Record Management Division/Legal Division


For questions about the process in disciplinary matters, contact:

Johanna Alhem
Legal counsel
johanna [dot] alhem [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 09 85

Maria Hamberg
Legal counsel
maria [dot] hamberg [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 08 90

Elin Robertson Hållenius
Legal counsel
elin [dot] robertson_hallenius [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se

Hedvig Johansson
Legal counsel
hedvig [dot] johansson [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 06 17

Veronica Westergård
Legal counsel
veronica [dot] westergard [at] legal [dot] lu [dot] se


Note! Send your reports to:

disciplin [at] lu [dot] se