Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson

Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson is the university’s chief executive and leader. He reports to the University Board of Directors and has the duty to implement the policies of the board.

Hans Adolfsson.
Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson. Photo: Elin Berge.

Hans Adolfsson, born 1964, studied chemistry at Stockholm University from 1985–89, and completed his doctoral studies at the Royal Institute of Technology in 1995. Thereafter, he held the position of postdoc at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, USA, between 1996 and 1998. After his postdoc, he was employed as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stockholm University, and in 2007, he was installed as professor in organometallic chemistry at the same university.

Hans Adolfsson has been director of studies in organic chemistry, member of the Faculty of Science Working Committee for undergraduate studies as well as of the Chemistry Section Working Committee at Stockholm University. In 2009, he was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Science and in the following year he was elected Section Dean for the Chemistry Section at the Faculty of Science. Since 2013, he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University.

The Vice-Chancellor is appionted by the Government for a six-year term based on a recommendation from the University Board of Directors. Hans Adolfsson took on his duties as the eigth Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University on 1 July 2016.

Academic merits

  • Professor of organometallic chemistry (2007)
  • Associate professor of organic chemistry (2002)
  • PhD in organic chemistry (1995)
  • BS in chemistry (1989)

Management qualifications 

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University (2013-)
  • Section Dean for the Chemistry Section at Stockholm University (2010–2013)

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Hans Adolfsson
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
University Liaison Building, Level 6, Campus Umeå

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 53 50

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Vice-Chancellor coordinator
Malin Larsson
Phone: +46 90-786 71 08

Secretary to Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson and University Director Caroline Sjöberg

Katarina Andersson
Phone: +46 90-786 63 27

Secretary to Pro-Vice-Chancellor Katrine Åhlström Riklund and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Fällström:

Anna Tjernberg
Phone: +46 90-786 55 48

Secretary to Deputy Vice-Chancellor Heidi Andersson and Dieter Müller as well as Deputy University Director Per Ragnarsson:

Karina Sandström
Phone: +46 90-786 52 02
Fax: +46 90-786 66 62

Visiting address:

University Liaison Building (Samverkanshuset), Universitetstorget 4, Level 6