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.


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:


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


  • 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 
  • Hamdija Jusufagic, Chief Executive Officer, System Verification Sweden
  • 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

  • Pontus Källström, Chair of Student Union, Malmö University
  • Rebecka Welander, Student Representative 
  • Susanne Smithberger, Chair of Doctoral Student Union, Malmö University


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: