The University Management consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, University Director and Deputy University Director.
The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the government for a tenure of up to six years, on a recommendation from the University Board. Hans Adolfsson is the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University since 1 July 2016. The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the university and its chief representative. The Vice-Chancellor is among other things responsible for the achievement of the goals set by the University Board. The Vice-Chancellor appoints its Deputy Vice-Chancellors.
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The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is appointed by the University Board for a tenure of up to six years. Katrine Riklund is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and functions as surrogate for the Vice-Chancellor. Katrine Riklund is responsible for research in medicine, sciences and technology. Her post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within her area.
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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research in social sciences and the arts is Dieter Müller. His post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within his area.
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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education and Equal Opportunities is Heidi Hansson. Her post also includes third stream activities and internationalisation within her area.
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The University Director is Caroline Sjöberg.
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The Deputy University Director is Per Ragnarsson.
Senior Adviser for research infrastructure
Marianne Sommarin is senior adviser with responsibility for research infrastructure. She is also professor in Plant Biochemistry and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for research and doctoral education. Marianne Sommarin is not a part of the University Management.