PublISHED ON 25 May 2018

UpDATED ON 23 November 2018

Swedish Research Council’s Board

The Swedish Research Council’s Board has ultimate responsibility to the Government for our activities. The Board consists of nine members. Six are appointed by researchers at higher education institutions, and three are appointed by the Government.

Board 2016–2018




Agneta Bladh

Chair, appointed by the Government

Former State Secretary and Rector at Kalmar University

Jan Nilsson

Vice chair

Professor of Experimental Cardiovascular Research, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Anders Ekblom

Board member, appointed by the Government


Maria Fällman

Board member

Professor of Medical Microbiology, Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University

Peter Hedström

Board member

Professor of Analytical Sociology and Director of the Institute of Analytical Sociology, IAS, Linköping University

Kerstin Jon‑And

Board member

Professor of Physics, Fysikum, Stockholm University

Britta Lundgren

Board member

Professor of Ethnology, Department of Culture and Media Sciences, Umeå University

Björn Ottersten

Board member



Professor of Signal Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security Reliability and Trust, SnT, University of Luxembourg

Sven Stafström

Board member, appointed by the Government

Director General, Swedish Research Council

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