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Research Board

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 226 kB, new window)

Members of the Research Board

The term of office for the members of the Research Board is three years, 1 February 2024 – 31 January 2027.


Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz


Faculty representatives 
School of Economics and Management: Vice Dean Jonas Helgertz
Faculties of Humanities and Theology: Pro Dean Anamaria Dutceac Segesten
Faculty of Law: Pro Dean Jessica Almqvist
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: Vice Dean Karin Johansson
Faculty of Engineering: prorektor Anders Heyden
Faculty of Medicine: Pro Dean Jonas Larsson
Faculty of Science: Dean Per Persson
Faculty of Social Sciences: Vice Dean Åsa Lundqvist
Specialised centres (USV): Professor Aleh Cherp

Co-opted members with the right to attend meetings, speak and put forward proposals
University Library: Head of department Kristoffer Holmqvist
Research Services (FSI): Head of department Carin Andersson
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: Mattias Collin
Fackförbundet ST: Kjell Nilsson

Research Board secretary:
Research Services: Malin Bredenberg and Anneli Wiklander


forskningsnamnden [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se (forskningsnamnden[at]fs[dot]lu[dot]se)

Malin Bredenberg
Research Officer

Anneli Wiklander
Research Officer

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Meetings of the Research Board

Autumn 2023

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

Spring 2024

22 January, 13-16
26 February, 13-16
25 March, 13-16
22 April, 13-16
20 May (pm) - 9 May (am)
17 June, 13-16

Minutes and summonses

Minutes and summonses (in Swedish) are made available via LU Box. Summonses are commonly uploaded a week prior to the upcoming meeting. If you wish to read older minutes and summons, please contact the secretariat: forskningnamnden [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se (forskningnamnden[at]fs[dot]lu[dot]se)