Universities in Sweden are governed by the state in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance. This means that parliament and the government decide upon the allocation of resources, activities, as well as the laws and regulations that apply to Malmö University.

Administration

The University Board is the University's highest decision-making body. The Vice-Chancellor acts as the University's executive manager.

The University's management includes the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellors, a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, five Deans, the Head of Library Services, the Director of Joint University Administration and Services, and student representatives.

University Board

The University Board is comprised of the following members:

Chair

Metta Fjelkner, former Chairperson, The National Union of Teachers in Sweden 

Members

  • Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor 
  • Eva Ahlgren, former Exective Director, Malmö Muncipality 
  • Bengt-Ove Boström, Professor of Political Science and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Gothenburg 
  • Joel Eklund, Chief Executive Officer, TePe
  • Annika Nilsson, Executive Office Manager, The Swedish Trade Union Confederation
  • Jens Schollin, Professor of Pediatrics and former Vice-Chancellor, Örebro University
  • Per Tryding, Professor of Teaching, Århus University and Vice Managing Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sindra Petersson Årsköld, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Senior Consultant, ESS

Teacher representatives

Union representatives

Student representatives

  • Jenna Pystynen, Chair of Student Union, Malmö University
  • Yuliyan Konstantinov, Student Representative 
  • Angelica Wågby, Student Representative

Secretary:

Paula Pragert 

University Management

University Management is comprised of the following individuals:

University Management Group

The University Management Group is comprised of University Management as well as the following individuals: 

Decision-making paths — advisory boards

Malmö University has three levels of decision-making: the University Board, the Vice-Chancellor and faculty management. The advisory boards are responsible for preparing proposals for either official mandate from the Vice-Chancellor or for the Vice-Chancellor to present to the University Board, the University’s most senior decision-making body.

Advisory boards

Advisory Board for Research and Doctoral Education

This board has a preparatory function prior to official mandates from the Vice-Chancellor or the University Board. University-wide issues related to research and doctoral education may also be brought up in other groups, such as the University Management Group, in order to be discussed by the Advisory Board.

Educational Advisory Board

The Educational Advisory Board has a preparatory function prior to official mandates from the Vice-Chancellor or the University Board. University-wide issues related to education may also be brought up in other groups, such as the University Management Group, in order to be discussed by the Advisory Board.

Advisory Board for Collaboration

The Advisory Board’s task is to plan, coordinate and follow up on university-wide issues regarding collaboration, utilisation and innovation, as well as contribute to strengthening the University’s global profile.

Advisory Board for Research Ethics

The Advisory Board for Research Ethics is responsible for both strategic and operational tasks concerning research ethics and misconduct.

Advisory Board for Global Engagement

The Advisory Board for Global Engagement assists university management in strategic decisions regarding internationalisation.

Advisory Board for Equality and Equal Opportunities

The Advisory Board for Equality and Equal Opportunities has an advisory role to the Vice-Chancellor in university-wide matters regarding equality and equal opportunities.

Advisory Board for Widening Access and Participation

The Advisory Board for Widening Access and Participation’s main task is to develop an objective for the University’s efforts in widening access to and participation in education at undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate levels. The Advisory Board also coordinates and follows up on these issues.

Advisory Board for a Sustainable University

The Advisory Board for a Sustainable University is tasked with planning, coordinating, prioritising and following up on issues regarding the University’s environmental work and promotion of sustainable development. The Advisory Board also monitors activities in order to promote the integration of sustainability in education and research.

Organisation chart

Organisation chart 2019