Boards and committees

Last changed: 15 November 2021

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

 Members of the faculty board and teacher's proposal committee are elected by the faculty's election assembly, while members of the other committees are appointed by the faculty board or dean. The committees are the faculty's coordinating body for their different areas of responsibility

Faculty board 2022–2024

Rauni Niskanen
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Dirk Jan de Koning
Deputy Dean
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Anne-Lie Blomström

Johan Bröjer

Ingrid Ljungvall

Johanna Penell

Eva Sandberg

Bodil Ström Holst

1st Substitute

Stefan Gunnarsson

2nd Substitute

Anders Kiessling

Research and student representatives

Anja Pedersen
Doctoral student

Nathalie Navarrete
Student representative ULS

Linnéa Lang
Student representative VMF

Other boards

The Academic Appoinments Board (LFN)

End of term: June 30, 2022

Chair: Rauni Niskanen  Secretary: Sarah Hedenskog
Members: Katarina Nostell, Dirk-Jan de Koning, Anna Jansson 
Substitutes: Albin Gräns, Eva Tydén, Renée Båge, Torbjörn Lundh

The Docent Appointment Board (DN)

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Henrik Rönnberg Secretary: Sarah Hedenskog 
Members: Cecilia Müller, Stefan Gunnarsson, Magdalena Jacobson 
Substitutes: Bengt Guss, Helena Wall, Anna Wallenbeck, Anna Skarin

The PhD Education Board (Fun)

End of term: March 31, 2022

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Chair: Dirk-Jan de Koning Secretary: Anette Wichman
Members: Jane Morell, Johan Lundqvist, Elisabeth Nadeau 
Substitutes: Torsten Eriksson, Erika Roman

Director of Studies for postgraduate education: Carl-Gustaf Thulin

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

End of term: March 31, 2022

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: June 30, 2022

Chair: Margareta Emanuelsson  Secretary: Kristina Jungnelius 
Members: Elisabeth Rajala, Kerstin Hansson

The Farm Animals Committee

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Margareta Emanuelson  Secretary: Gun Bernes

Branch representative:

  • Milk: Mikaela Lindberg
  • Pig: Anna Wallenbeck
  • Beef and lamb: Anna Hessle
  • Poultry: Stefan Gunnarsson

External member with focus on finance and business management: Ove Karlsson

The Horse Committee

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Marie Rhodin Secretary: Anna-Lena Holgersson
Members: Maria Vilain Rørvang, Eva Skiöldebrand, Elke Hartmann, Cecilia Müller, Åsa Viklund, Ove Wattle

The Small Animals Committee

End of term: 2022-03-31

Chair: Bodil Ström Holst Secretary: Odd Höglund
Members: Katja Höglund, Tomas Bergström, Cecilia Ley, Lena Olsén

SLU Committee for Global Animal Diseases (CGD)

End of term: 2022-03-31

Chair: Elisabeth Rajala
Reference group: Mikael Berg, Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, Sofia Boqvist, Johan Johansson Wensman, Ulf Magnusson, Jean-Francois Valarcher

The Cooperation Committee

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Margareta Emanuelson Secretary: Gun Bernes
Members: Senior lecturers with special responsibility for extension

The Equal Opportunities Committee

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Maja Malmberg Secretary: Malin Ekström Members: Sara Österman, Carl-Gustaf Thulin, Tomas Bergström

Committe for Environmental monitoring and assessment

End of term: March 31, 2022

Chair: Johan Dicksved Members: Coordinators


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