The purpose of the International Advisory Board is to link a number of experienced ”critical friends” to SLU to advise the Vice-Chancellor and Management Group.
The role of the IAB is to
- advise the vice-chancellor and university management on strategic issues concerning the continuing development of SLU as one of the leading universities in our field;
- bring an international perspective to SLU’s analysis of current and future developments in the academic sector;
- advise SLU concerning measures for quality improvement.
The IAB members have a solid academic career and broad knowledge within the university sector, as well as experience from management, strategic development and international collaboration. Their role is to give input concerning SLU’s activities as a whole, not as experts of specific scientific fields. The members are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor after consultation with the University Management Group.
The background to the decision of appointing an IAB is the Quality and Impact 2018 evaluation, where one recommendations was to develop the strategic thinking on all levels at SLU. The external evaluators suggested, among other things, the establishment of an International Advisory Board.
The IAB assembles once a year. When needed, the IAB can also be asked to give written input on specific issues.
The IAB is constituted for a period of three years. The Vice-Chancellor will before the end of their mandate period decide if the IAB permanently should be part of the Vice-Chancellor’s delegation of authority.
Members of the IAB appointed for the period 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2022
- Professor Bill Hansson, Max Planck Society/Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology,
- Professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, Köpenhamns universitet
- Professor Johanna Björkroth, Helsingfors universitet
- Professor Mikael Hildén, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
- Professor Rajiv Khosla, Colorado State University
- Professor Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter