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 2021
Photo: The Board and the Senior Management, February 2020.
Top row from the left: University director Jesper Olesen, board member Olivia Lønager Boesen, board member Jan S. Hesthaven, former board member Eske Willerslev, board member Dorte Brix and board member Mikkel Bogh.
Bottom row from the left: Board member Jesper Grodal, prorector Bente Merete Stallknecht, former board member Carsten Krogh Gomard, chair Merete Eldrup, former board member Ida Karoline Bach Jensen, board member Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen, board member Birgitte Vedersø and rector Henrik C. Wegener.
Out of the picture: Board member Lars Rasmussen, board member Pia Quist and board member Anders Nørrekær Mortensen.
The newest version of the Statutes of the University of Copenhagen (from January 2018) can be found here.
|Professional board member||Former CEO of TV 2 Danmark|
|Pia Quist||Professor||University of Copenhagen|
|Birgitte Vedersø||Headmaster||Gefion Gymnasium|
|Olivia Lønager Boesen||Student||Political Science, 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|
|Anders Nørrekær Mortensen||Student||Food 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
Nørregade 10, POB. 2177
DK-1017 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: