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 2023:
Top row from the left: Board member Pia Quist, board member Jesper Grodal, board member Lars Rasmussen, board member Dorte Brix, board member Jan S. Hesthaven, former board member Olivia Lønager Boesen and former board member Anders Nørrekær Mortensen.
Bottom row from the left: Board member Birgitte Vedersø, chair Merete Eldrup, board member Mikkel Bogh and board member Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen.
Out of the picture: Board member Anne Sofie Tranberg and board member Kevin Olesen.
The newest version of the Statutes of the University of Copenhagen (from June 2021) can be found here.
|Professional board member||Former CEO of TV 2 Danmark|
|Pia Quist||Professor||University of Copenhagen|
|Birgitte Vedersø||Headmaster||Gefion Gymnasium|
|Anne Sofie Tranberg||Student||Law, University of Copenhagen|
University of Copenhagen
|Dorte Brix||Laboratory coordinator||University of Copenhagen|
|Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen||Professional board member||Former CEO and COO of, i.a., Coca-Cola and Carlsberg|
|Kevin Hangaard Olesen||Student||Social Science, University of Copenhagen|
|Mikkel Bogh||Director||National Gallery of Denmark|
|Jan S. Hesthaven||Professor, Dean||School of Basic Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)|
|Lars Rasmussen||Professional board member||Former CEO of Coloplast|
Inquiries about the Board:
Cæcilie Marquard Otzen
DK-1165 Copenhagen K
+45 35 33 73 24
The newest version of the Statutes of the University of Copenhagen (from august 2021) can be found here: