Educational Board of Science


  • to initiate and contribute to the formulation of overall visions and plans, and to implement the Disciplinary Domain Board’s decisions on the long-term development of educational programmes and freestanding courses;
  • to monitor various aspects of quality in the education and individual programmes, take decisions on measures and procedures to improve quality, and report to the Disciplinary Domain Board;
  • to take the initiative on matters concerning updates to teaching methods and examinations, study completion and results, student recruitment and marketing;
  • to take the initiative on general issues concerning national and international educational collaborations;
  • to structure and update programmes in response to internationalisation, research, and the needs of industry and society;
  • to formulate and revise goals for the respective programmes and follow up on those goals;
  • to monitor and support the work of the programme directors and programme boards and, where required, take decisions concerning their duties;
  • to prepare proposals for new educational programmes;
  • to establish new courses;
  • where necessary, to take decisions to revise syllabi, study plans and course syllabi for programmes and freestanding courses within the scope of each Educational Board (the Disciplinary Domain Board approves syllabi and study plans for newly established programmes);
  • to appoint examiners;
  • to collaborate with other educational boards.


Regular members: Chair (N), seven teachers, two industry representatives, five students. Alternates: Three teachers and three students.

The faculty members should provide a broad representation of departments and subject areas in terms of each board’s educational responsibilities. No faculty member is permitted to be a director of studies, a programme director or a subject coordinator. At least one faculty member should have been appointed distinguished university teacher. Faculty and industry representatives are appointed by the Disciplinary Domain Board (for by-elections, by the Working Committee) on the recommendation of N, following consultation with the Deputy Dean of Education. The board appoints a deputy chair from among its members. The faculty’s senior faculty administrators and one representative of the Council for Educational Development (TUR) with the right to speak at meetings participate in the meetings.

Typically three minuted meetings are held per semester.


Gesa Weyhenmeyer, chair (dep. of Ecology and Genetics)
Martin Ryberg, vice chair (dep. of Organism Biology)
Doreen Dobritzsch (dep. of Chemistry - BMC)
Ulrike Heiter (dep. of Physics and Astronomy)
Dave Zachhariah (dep. of Information Technology)
Anna Sakovich (dep. of Mathematics)
Christoph Hieronymus (dep. of Earth Sciences)
Marcus Lundberg (dep. of Chemistry - Ångström and TUR-representative)
Kim Scharafinski (external member, Region Uppsala)
Johanna van Schaik Dernfalk (externat member, National Veterinary Institute​)
Max Johansson Saarijärvi (student representative)
Victor Freedman (student representative)
Niclas Bengtsson (student representative)
Emmy Sköld (student representative)
Antonia Roos (student representative)

Deputy members:
Björn Samuelsson (dep. of Civil and Industrial Engineering)
Claudia Teutschbein (dep. of Earth Sciences)
Örjan Stenflo (dep. of Mathematics)
Deimante Kasparaviciute (student representative)
Linnea Barreng (student representative)
Anna Enerud (student representative)

Members appointed for 2022-01-01—2024-12-31, chair appointed for 2023-07-01—2026-06-30. Student representatives appointed for the academic year 2023/2024.


Turn to Swedish version of the page to see the minutes (that are in Swedish only)

Programme Boards

Each programme has a programme board headed by the individual responsible for the programme.

The principal task of the programme board is to strengthen the quality of the programme and to advance its development, and also to function as an advisory body for the individuals responsible for the programmes with regard to their duties.

Operational leadership and duties of the Programme Boards

Programme Boards (Swedish)

Last modified: 2023-06-30