Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board is tasked with handling cases where, for example, a student has cheated in an exam or plagiarised essays, disrupted or hindered teaching, exams or otherwise disrupted the university's activities or in some way harassed other students or university staff.

The University of Gävle is governed by the Higher Education Ordinance. According to chapter 10 of this ordinance, cases concerning disciplinary measures against students must be processed by a disciplinary board.

In the Higher Education Ordinance it says that disciplinary measures may be taken against students who:

  • use unauthorised aids or other methods to attempt to mislead during examinations or other forms of study performance assessment
  • disrupt or obstruct teaching, examinations, or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution
  • disrupt activities in the library of the higher education institution or other separate establishments at the institution
  • subject another student or member of the staff of the higher education institution to harassment or sexual harassment of the kind described in Section 4 of Chapter 1 of the Discrimination Act (2008:567).

Disciplinary measures may not be taken more than two years after the offence was committed. Ordinance (2008:944).

Members of the Disciplinary Board

Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance also outlines the composition of the board, how long the representatives can serve and also its rules of procedure.

Board members

Ylva Fältholm, Vice-Chancellor, Chair of the Board
Lars Bengtsson, Pro vice-chancellor, Deputy Chair
Bengt-Olov Horn, Legally qualified
Niclas Eltenius, Judge, Deputy legally qualified
Tomas Källquist, Teacher representative
Lars Eriksson, Teacher representative, substitute

Board members, student representatives

Emelie Carlström, Chair of Gefle Student Union
Annie Boberg, Student representative
Nikolai Kronmann, Deputy Chair of Gefle Student Union, substitute

Meeting dates

1 februari, 6 march, 25 april, 5 june, 4 september, 15 october, 13 november och 11 december


Petra Adebäck, profilbild

Petra Adebäck


This page was last updated 2024-04-17