University Board

Under the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance, the University of Gävle has a board with the overall responsibility for the activities of the University

Structure and Assignment of the Board

Acting under the authority of the University Board, the Vice-Chancellor exercises operational leadership. The University Board and the Vice-Chancellor together constitute the highest management of the University - the higher education management.

Apart from the Vice-Chancellor, the Board consists of

  • eight members appointed by the Swedish government
  • three members appointed by the lecturers
  • three members appointed by Gefle Student Union.



Ylva Fältholm
Vice-Chancellor, professor
University of Gävle

Members appointed by the Swedish Government

Ingegerd Palmér
Chair, former Vice-Chancellor, Mälardalen University

Thomas Nylund

Pierre Aggerwal, Högskolestyrelsen

Pierre Aggarwal
Mill Director, Iggesund Mill

Samuel Bengmark, Högskolestyrelsen

Samuel Bengmark
Assistant professor, Chalmers

Ingrid Johansson-Lind
Former director-general, Institute for Language and Folklore

Mats Leijon
Professor, Uppsala University

Hanna Meuser

Hanna Meuser
Manager Recruitment & Employer Branding, Sandvik

Susanna Stymne Airey, Högskolestyrelsen

Susanna Stymne Airey
Head of business area prevent, AFA försäkringar

Members appointed by members of Lecturers

Silvia Edling, professor i didaktik

Silvia Edling
University of Gävle

Lena Svennberg är universitetsadjunkt i idrottsvetenskap.

Lena Svennberg
Senior Lecturer
University of Gävle

Lars-Johan Åge, professor i företagsekonomi

Lars-Johan Åge
University of Gävle

Members appointed by Gefle Student Union

Elin Westrin

Petra Jönsson
Chair of Gefle Student Union

Elin Westrin

Emelie Carlström
Deputy Chair of Gefle Student Union

Elin Westrin

Martin Eriksson
Gefle Student Union

Board meetings

18 February
23 April
11 June
8-9 October
10 December

18 February
15 April
10 June
14-15 October
9 December



Sandra Lindberg
Phone: +46(0)26- 64 85 94

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-10-09
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