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 University Board consists of

  • eight external members appointed by the Swedish government
  • three representatives appointed by the academic staff at the University of Gävle
  • three student representatives appointed by Gefle Student Union.



Ylva Fältholm.

Ylva Fältholm
Vice-Chancellor, professor
University of Gävle

Members appointed by the Swedish Government

Ingegerd Palmér.

Ingegerd Palmér
Former Vice-Chancellor, Mälardalen University

Thomas Nylund.

Thomas Nylund

Pierre Aggarwal.

Pierre Aggarwal
Mill Director Gävle at BillerudKorsnäs

Samuel Bengmark.

Samuel Bengmark
Assistant professor, Chalmers

Ingrid Johansson-Lind.

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

Mats Leijon.

Mats Leijon
Professor, Uppsala University

Hanna Meuser.

Hanna Meuser
Manager Recruitment & Employer Branding, Sandvik

Susanna Stymne Airey.

Susanna Stymne Airey
Head of business area prevent, AFA försäkringar

Members appointed by members of Lecturers

Silvia Edling.

Silvia Edling
University of Gävle

Leva Svennberg.

Lena Svennberg
Senior Lecturer
University of Gävle

Lars-Johan Åge.

Lars-Johan Åge
University of Gävle

Members appointed by Gefle Student Union

Emelie Carlström.

Emelie Carlström
Chair of Gefle Student Union

Åsa Hedlund.

Åsa Hedlund
Doctoral student

Sam Westman.


Board meetings

17 February
28 April
16 June
13–14 October
15 December

16 February
20 April
15 June
12–13 October
14 December



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Telephone: +46(0)26-64 85 72

Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-06-30
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