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.
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
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 Henrik Wenander
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts: Vice Dean Karin Johansson
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 Services (FSI): Head of department Carin Andersson
University management: Pro Vice-Chancellor Victor Öwall
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)
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Meetings of the Research Board
11 September, 13-16
16 October, 13-16
13 November, 13-16
11 December, 13-16
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).