Södertörn University’s Governing Board

The Governing Board of Södertörn University has an overview of all business that concerns the university and is responsible for it fulfilling its obligations. The board takes decisions about the overall focus of activities, the university's organisation and internal allocation of resources. It also takes decisions about the annual report, interim reports and the budget.

The chair and seven members represent public interests and are appointed by the Swedish government. Three members are selected by the teaching staff and three are appointed by the students' union; one of these must be a doctoral student. The vice-chancellor is also part of the governing board. The trades' union organisations have the right to attend meetings and to voice opinions.

Members are appointed for three years, with the exception of the student representatives who are appointed for one year. The current period of office is 1 May 2020 - 30 April 2023.

Public interest representatives

Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland - chair
Jenny Johannisson, Deputy Director General, Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis
Olle Samuelson, Research and Innovation Strategist, IQ Samhällsbyggnad
Staffan Scheja, Professor, Royal College of Music in Stockholm
Kathrine Skretting, Vice-Chancellor of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Mats Ulfendahl, Director of Research, Region Östergötland
Björn Åstrand, Senior Lecturer, Umeå University
Ebba Östlin, Mayor Botkyrka

University representatives

Gustav Amberg, Professor, Vice-Chancellor of Södertörn University
Henrik Bohlin, Associate Professor
Sara Sjöling, Associate Professor
Adrienne Sörbom, Professor

Group substitutes

Maria Wolrath-Söderberg, Senior Lecturer
Jenny Madestam, Associate Professor
Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari, Associate Professor

Student representatives

Jakob Amnér, Chair, SöderS students' union
Adam Maquard, Vice-Chair, SöderS students' union
Lovisa Olsson, Doctoral Student

Employee representatives with the right to attend meetings and voice opinions

Fredrik Söderquist, SACO-S
Henry Wölling, SEKO
Björn Åkerblom, ST