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, 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.
- Professor of organometallic chemistry (2007)
- Associate professor of organic chemistry (2002)
- PhD in organic chemistry (1995)
- BS in chemistry (1989)
- Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University (2013-)
- Section Dean for the Chemistry Section at Stockholm University (2010–2013)