The Board of the University

The Board of the University is the University’s highest decision-making authority. The Board makes decisions on important matters relating to the University’s organisation, the Annual Reports, the University’s budget, forms of admission, forms of employment etc.

The Board of the University is the University’s highest decision-making authority. The Board makes decisions on important matters relating to the University’s organisation, the Annual Reports, the University’s budget, forms of admission, forms of employment etc.

Members appointed by the Government

Eva Nordmark, Chairman
Chairman TCO

Eva Nordmark is TCOs Chairman since May 2011. Previously she was chairman of SKTF for over six years. She has also been director of SKTF center in Lulea while she was chair of the TCO Council of Norrbotten

Anita Johansson
Consultant

Anita Johansson is an independent consultant and board member. She has during 2010-2016 been Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance at AFA Försäkring. Anita Johansson has also previously worked as director and regulatory director at the Swedish Agency for Higher Education Services (VHS), Planning in the Prime Minister, county councilor at the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, as well as under-secretary in the Ministry of Culture

Gunnar Liljedahl
Contractors

Gunnar Liljedahl is the founder of the health care innovation company Liko in Luleå.  Gunnar previously worked at the Norrbotten County Council as a Tool Engineer. He has also been appointed as Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology 2003.

Per-Erik Lindvall, Vice Chairman​
Brexia Business AB 

Per-Erik Lindvall isCEO of Brexia Business AB.  Previously he was the director of technology and business development at LKAB. In 1980 he graduated as a mining engineer at Luleå University of Technology. Since then he's been working in the mining industry, primarily at LKAB and Boliden AB, but also in prospection and business development companies. In 2014 Per-Erik Lindvall was appointed as Honorary Doctor at Luleå University of Technology.

Karl Petersen
Former Cancelor, Luleå

Karl Petersen is Luleås former Cancelor. He stayed between 2002 until 2013 at his post. During his last year as Cancelor, he was also appointed Philosophy and Technology  honorary doctorate at Luleå University of Technology.

Birgitta Vallgårda
Professor, theatrical production, Lund University

Birgitta Vallgårda is Professor in Stage Performance at Teaterhögskolan, Lund University and has among other things worked as an educator at other Nordic theater universities. She grew up at Persön outside Luleå.

Maria Ågren

Maria Ågren graduated with a MSc in Civil and Environmental engineering. Maria has previously worked at SMHI and as Director General of SGI. In 2003 she was appointed Director General of the SMHI, in 2009 she was appointed Director General of Naturvårdsverket and in 2015 Director General of the Swedish Transport Agency.

Jan-Ove Östensen
CEO of Volvo Technology

Jan-Ove Östensen is CEO at Volvo Technology. In 1989, he graduated with a MSc in Mechanical engineering at Luleå University of Technology, where he after graduation continued his career as a PhD at the department of Machine Elements. After his dissertation Jan-Ove was recruited to Volvo.

Johan Sterte
Vice-Chancellor, Luleå University of Technology

Johan Sterte is Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology. He has a MSc a degree from Chalmers. Later he built up the MSc program in chemical engineering at Luleå University of Technology where he is a Professor of Chemical technology. Johan  was also vice-rector at the university for a few years. In 2003, he left to become Vice-Chancellor at Växjö University and in 2009, he returned to Luleå an started as Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.

Members elected by the teachers at the university

Maria Ask
Lecturer

Jan Berg
Professor, Assistant

Staffan Lundström
Professor

Members elected by the student unions

Simon Persson
Chairperson, The Student Association of Engineering

Carl Johan Granqvist
Chairperson, Luleå Student Union

Elisabeth Häggquist
Chairperson, PhD student association

Others - to attend and speak

Lars Frisk
Chairman of ST

Daina Dagis
Chairman of SACO

Annica Nilsson
Chairman of SEKO

Staffan Sarbäck
University Director

Erik Hoglund
Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn
Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Maria Åberg Andersson
Secretary

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Published: 26 February 2016

Updated: 25 January 2017

 

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