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The research board

The research board is a preparatory and advisory body for the Vice-Chancellor. Its main purpose is to handle strategic research and collaboration matters and thereby promote the development of research of a high-quality, international standard.

Another role of the research board is to stimulate internal and external collaboration and help to make visible the significance and relevance of the research done at the university.

The board strives to promote appropriate and efficient use of research infrastructure through collaboration across faculty and departmental boundaries and through national and international collaboration with other higher education institutions. The Vice-Chancellor can decide whether the board is to handle and be responsible for other matters of relevance for the university's research.

The research board's assignments

  • Initiate, monitor and prepare interfaculty strategic research matters and collaboration matters that are of relevance for research within the university.
  • Monitor and actively support the internationalisation of research.
  • Initiate and support measures to promote the development and assurance of the quality of the research done at the university. This includes the perspectives of equality, sustainable development and research ethics.
  • Promote the efficient coordination and development of the research infrastructure within the university, in Sweden and abroad.

Composition, structure and mandate period

The research board is made up of representatives from the faculties who have been elected by the faculty boards.

In addition, the board has a chairperson appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor can also appoint other persons as members of the board. The Vice-Chancellor elects one of the members of the board as deputy chairperson.

Students are entitled to have three representatives on the board. The representatives are elected by the students.

Trade union representatives have the right to attend meetings and to speak. The mandate period for board members is three years. The mandate period for student representatives is one year.

Times and dates for meetings 2021

  • 2021-03-02, 9-12
  • 2021-03-30, 9-12
  • 2021-05-04, 9-12
  • 2021-06-08, 9-12
  • 2021-09-07, 9-12
  • 2021-10-05, 9-12
  • 2021-11-09, 9-12
  • 2021-12-07, 9-12

 Times and dates for meetings 2020

  • 2020-02-18, 9-12
  • 2020-03-17, 9-12
  • 2020-04-22, 14-16 (joint meeting with the Board of Education's committee for PhD education)
  • 2020-05-05, 9-12
  • 2020-06-02, 9-12
  • 2020-09-08, 9-12
  • 2020-10-06, 9-12
  • 2020-11-03, 9-12
  • 2020-12-01, 9-12

Times and dates for meetings 2019

  • 2019-02-26, 9-12
  • 2019-04-09, 9-12
  • 2019-05-28, 9-12
  • 2019-06-11, 13-16
  • 2019-09-03, 9-12
  • 2019-10-15, 9-12
  • 2019-10-21, 13-16 (cancelled)
  • 2019-12-03, 9-12

 

Contact details of the research board

More information about the Research Bords's new chair and vice-chair will be published early autumn 2021.

Chairperson
Göran Landberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding research (through July 31 2021)

Vice-Chair
Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, responsible for issues regarding outreach and cooperation (through July 31 2021)

Secretary
Jenny Lindström, Grants and Innovation Office

Board members

Göran Landberg, chairperson (through July 31, 2021)
Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin, vice-chair (through July 31, 2021)
Henric Benesch, KFS
Lena Carlsson Ekander, SA
Kristian Daneback, SFS
Rebecka Jörnsten, NFS
Jan Ljungberg, ITFS
Gun-Britt Wärvik, UFS
Ola Olsson, HhFS
Malin Petzell, HFS

Student representatives:
Charlotte Andersson, GUDK
Mattias Erhardsson, GUDK
Isabelle Simonsson, PhD Council

Additional member:
Erik Boström, UB
Sigri∂ur Beck, Grants and Innovation Office

Page Manager: The Vice-Chancellor's Office|Last update: 4/27/2021
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Print date: 2021-07-28

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