Boards and committees

Last changed: 22 December 2022

The faculty's decision-making body is the faculty board. The board is supported by several advisory and preparatory committees.

Members of the faculty board are elected by the electoral assembly, while members of the other committees are appointed by the faculty board or dean. See the faculty´s delegation of authority.

The committees are the faculty's coordinating body for their different areas of responsibility.

Faculty Board

Term of office: 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2024

Rauni Niskanen
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Dirk-Jan de Koning
Deputy Dean
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Vice deans

Term of office: 1 April 2022 - 31 Mars 2025

Johanna Penell, vice dean for education on Bachelor's and Master's level.

Renée Båge, vice dean for external cooperation.

Henrik Rönnberg, vice dean for doctoral education and gender equality and equal opportunities.

Johan Dicksved, vice dean for research infrastructure.


Anne-Lie Blomström
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

Johan Bröjer
Department of Clinical Sciences

Ingrid Ljungvall
Department of Clinical Sciences

Johanna Penell
Department of Clinical Sciences

Eva Sandberg
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

Bodil Ström Holst
Department of Clinical Sciences


Ida Brandt
doctoral student

Jakob Ekelund
Vice president, Ultuna studentkår (ULS)

Karin Kjellander
President, Veterinärmedicinska föreningen (VMF)

1st Substitute

Stefan Gunnarsson
Department of Animal Environment and Health

2nd Substitute

Anders Kiessling
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Employees' organisation representatives

Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, Saco

Frida Dahlström, ST

Peter Wickman, Seko

Other boards

The Academic Appointments Board (LFN-VH)

End of term: June 30, 2025

Chair: Rauni Niskanen  Secretary: Sarah Hedenskog
Members: Dirk-Jan de Koning, Mikael Berg, Katarina Nostell 
Substitutes: Göran Andersson, Albin Gräns, Jens Häggström, Anna Skarin, Sara Wernersson

The Docent Appointment Board (DN-VH)

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Stefan Gunnarsson Secretary: Sarah Hedenskog 
Members: Mårten Hetta, Lena Holm, Lena Olsén
Substitutes: Maria Andersson, Emma Ivarsson, Sofia Mikko, Stefan Örn

The PhD Education Board (Fun-VH)

End of term: March 31, 2025

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Chair: Henrik Rönnberg Secretary: Anette Wichman
Members: Johan Lundqvist, Erika Roman, Inger Lilliehöök, Mikaela Lindberg
Substitute: Gabriella Lindgren

Director of Studies for postgraduate education: Carl-Gustaf Thulin

Programme board for education in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Scienc (PN-VH)

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Johanna Penell  Secretary: Karin Camp
Members: Jeanette Hansson, Katja Nilsson, Eva Sandberg 
Substitutes: Odd Höglund, Anna Bergh

Directors of Studies 


Members and duties for each committee are decided according to the Faculty's Delegations of authoryity.

The Scholarships Committee 

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Henrik Rönnberg Secretary: Kristina Jungnelius 
Members: Elisabeth Rajala, Kerstin Hansson

The Farm Animals Committee

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Stefan Gunnarsson Secretary: Gun Bernes

Branch representative:

  • Milk: Mikaela Lindberg
  • Pig: Anna Wallenbeck
  • Beef and lamb: Anna Hessle
  • Poultry: Stefan Gunnarsson
  • Sheep/goat: Gun Bernes

External member with focus on finance and business management: Per Hansson

The Horse Committee

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Marie Rhodin Secretary: Anna-Lena Holgersson
Members: Elke Hartmann, Cecilia Müller, Maria Vilain Rørvang, Ove Wattle, Gabriella Lindgren, Frida Martin

The Small Animals Committee

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Bodil Ström Holst Secretary: Odd Höglund
Members: Tomas Bergström, Ingrid Hansson, Katja Höglund, Lena Olsén

SLU Committee for Global Animal Diseases (CGD)

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Frida Martin
Members: Mikael Berg, Sofia Boqvist, Ulf Magnusson, Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, Jean-Francois Valarcher

The Cooperation Committee

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Renée Båge Secretary: Gun Bernes
Members: Senior lecturers with special responsibility for extension

The Equal Opportunities Committee

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Henrik Rönnberg Secretary: Malin Ekström Members: Maria Andersson, Tomas Bergström, Maja Malmberg, Carl-Gustaf Thulin

Committe for Environmental monitoring and assessment

End of term: March 31, 2025

Chair: Johan Dicksved Members: Coordinators: Gunnar Carlsson and Anna-Karin Dahlberg