Board – University of Copenhagen

The Board together with the Executive Management

The Board

Purpose and composition

The Board is the University’s highest authority, and its mandate is to safeguard the University of Copenhagen’s interests as a research and educational institution. Among other things, the Board determines the frameworks for the university's organisation and sets long-term goals for its activities and development.

The Board is made up of six external members and five internal members. The members serve on the Board for a four-year period from the date they join. This does not apply for student representatives, who are up for election every other year. Board meetings are held approx. eight times a year with the participation of the University's top management.

The Board 2017

Photo: The Board and the Senior Management, June 2017.

Top row from the left: University Director Jesper Olesen, Board member Kari Melby, Board member Signe Møller Johansen, Board member Elias Westergaard, Board member Anja C. Andersen, Board member Jannik Johansen, Board member Jakob Thomasen and Board member Alexander Schwartz Thorvaldsen.

Bottom row from the left: Rector Henrik C. Wegener, former Board member Nils Strandberg Pedersen, Board member Sine Sunesen, Chairman of the Board Mads Krogsgaard, former Prorector for Education Lykke Friis and former Prorector for Research and Innovation Thomas Bjørnholm.

In addition: Board member Eske Willerslev, who is not in the picture.