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 2019
Photo: The Board and the Senior Management, October 2018.
Top row from the left: Board member Anja C. Andersen, board member Carsten Krogh Gomard, board member Birgitte Vedersø, board member Sine Sunesen and university director Jesper Olesen.
Middle row from the left: Former board member Elias Westergaard, board member Rebecca Ingemann Madsen, chairman Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, board member Kari Melby and rector Henrik C. Wegener.
Bottom row from the left: Board member Signe Møller Johansen, prorector Bente Merete Stallknecht and board member Eske Willerslev.
Not in the photograph: Board member Jakob Thomasen and board member Ida Karoline Bach Jensen.
The newest version of the Statutes of the University of Copenhagen (from July 2012) can be found here.
Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen
|Executive vice president and chief science officer||Novo Nordisk|
|Eske Willerslev||Professor||University of Copenhagen|
|Birgitte Vedersø||Headmaster||Gefion Gymnasium|
|Rebecca Ingemann Madsen||Student||Law, University of Copenhagen|
|Anja C. Andersen||Professor||
University of Copenhagen
|Signe Møller Johansen||Senior consultant||University of Copenhagen|
|Kari Melby||Professor||NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Ida Karoline Bach Jensen||Student||Medicine, University of Copenhagen|
|Sine Sunesen||CEO||Akademikerne (AC)|
|Jakob Thomasen||Professionel Board member||Former CEO of Maersk Oil|
Professionel Board member
Former CEO of Netcompany