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 2017 - 30 April 2020.

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Public interest representatives

Minoo Akhtarzand, County Governor of Västmanland - chair
Lars Burstedt, former University Director, Stockholm School of Economics
Maria Johansson, Professor, Stockholm University of the Arts
Sari Ponzer, Professor, Karolinska Institutet
Olle Samuelson, Research and Innovation Strategist, IQ Samhällsbyggnad
Karthrine Skretting, Vice-Chancellor of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
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
Maria Wolrath-Söderberg, Senior Lecturer

Group substitutes:
Adrienne Sörbom, Associate Professor
Karin Milles, Associate Professor

Student representatives

Anna Bark Persson, Doctoral Student
Adam Maquard, SöderS students' union
Josefin Stern, Acting Chair, SöderS students' union

Employee representatives with the right to attend meetings and voice opinions

Björn Åkerblom, ST
Antonia Ribbing, SACO-S
Henry Wölling, SEKO

Secretary: Charlotte Svegrell, University Support Services