UCPH Board
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 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, former board member Mikkel Bogh and board member Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen.

Out of the picture: Board member Anne Sofie Tranberg and board member Kevin Olesen.















Name Occupation Organisation
Merete Eldrup
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 
Jesper Grodal Professor

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
Jan S. Hesthaven Professor, Dean School of Basic Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Lars Rasmussen Professional board member Former CEO of Coloplast