Faculty Board

The faculty board has ultimate responsibility for how research and education within the faculty are conducted. Among other things, the board decides on economics, agreements, organisation and management. The committee convenes approximately eight times a year.

The dean, deputy dean, and external member are appointed by the Rector. The other teacher representatives are elected by the faculty (faculty college). Student representatives are appointed for one academic year at a time by the student union.
The faculty board is appointed for the term of office from the autumn term 2021 through the spring term of 2025.

Dean: Mikael Elofsson, Department of Chemistry
Deputy dean: Sara Sjöstedt de Luna, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Teacher representatives:
Johanna Björklund, Department of Computing Science
Christoffel Kuenen, Umeå Institute of Design
Jan Larsson, Department of Molecular Biology
Helena Näs, Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Karina Persson, Department of Chemistry
Martin Rosvall, Department of Physics

External member: Martin Ärlestig, Komatsu Forest AB.


Christoffer Boman, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics
Lars-Daniel Öhman, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science

Student representatives:

William Nordberg
Samuel Kenrick
Amanda Vikström
Samuel Sahlin

Documents, letters, applications with attachments etc. regarding matters to be dealt with by the faculty board must be submitted to the Faculty Office no later than 10 days before the meeting.





Faculty board meetings

Spring 2024: 7/2, 13/3, 25/4, 28/5.


Susanne Vikström,
faculty director of studies
Phone: 090-786 94 71
Email: susanne.vikstrom@umu.se