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Advisory board

The School of Business and Economics has established an Advisory Board, with the task of advising on educational issues and giving its views on future educations and challenges.

Does the School of Business and Economics have the educations that the business community demands in 2025? This and other educational issues are important to find out for Linnaeus University. We need a closer dialogue with those who employ our students. Feedback on the relevance of our educations and ideas for new educations is central to the School of Business and Economics.

Purpose and function

Our purpose with an Advisory Board is to create closer contact with representatives of business and society. The group members' different professional experiences enable exciting discussions and reflections on challenges in our surrounding world and thus constitute a much-needed and important sounding board for us at the School of Business and Economics and for our development. We also hope for the group's support, as our ambassadors, to make visible and disseminate knowledge about our research and education in relevant networks.

The purpose of the board is to give the faculty management guidance to strengthen the activities at the School of Business and Economics in the short and long term. The board shall be advisory in educational matters and give its view on future educations and challenges.

Advisory board functions as an external advisory partner. The questions to the board are primarily initiated by the dean, who captures questions and themes from different parts of the organization. The board may also initiate questions.

The board meets 1-3 times a year as needed. The meeting discusses overall strategic issues concerning the faculty's activities.

The board's role is to provide faculty management with support in developing their education in line with the needs of the labor market. The board's function is to provide valuable feedback on how the labor market develops, what future needs companies, authorities, public administration, etc. see in a longer perspective in our areas and research fields. The board will also function as a bridge between academia and the labor market with the aim of giving the School of Business and Economics the opportunity for broader impact in collaboration as stakeholders.

The board shall provide views on questions posed by the faculty through the dean or take the initiative on questions that should be investigated or investigated. The work is based on the faculty's strategy and current business plan, business conditions and an external analysis.


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Anna Rosenqvist
CEO, Interior Cluster Sweden

The Swedish furniture cluster, Interior Cluster Sweden, works together with member companies to generate growth, profitability and employment in the Swedish furniture industry and thus rural development.

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Jacob Westerlund
Project manager and och strategist, Wilson Creative

Wilson Creative is an idea- and design-driven advertising agency that works with digital experiences, modern technology and pixel-perfect web productions.

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Nina Forssblad
Profession analyst, Akavia

Profession analyst with a special focus on financial managers and human resources scientists/HR in terms of labor market, career, education and research.


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Stina Franzén
Advisor, Almi

Almi offers loans and business development to companies with growth potential, both companies that are in the startup phase and existing companies. We have for a long time guided companies forward on the growth journey and it has given us a unique experience of the challenges that growth entrepreneurship entails and it has also taught us a lot about what is needed to succeed.

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Jörgen Bödmar
CEO, Etail Advice AB

Etail Advice AB works with business consulting and investments aimed primarily at the business community. We have many years of experience in entrepreneurship and management of both large and small organizations as well as knowledge of the requirements that are set when digitizing businesses to achieve increased efficiency and profitability.


Susann Bard
Chief of staff and Deputy director general, eHälsomyndigheten

The e-health authority is responsible for e-prescriptions and coordinates the government's investments in e-health. The authority offers a number of e-health services for individuals and professions. E-health is about using digital tools and exchanging information digitally to achieve and maintain health.


Nils Nilsson

Writes books in entrepreneurship and economics and works with supervision in smaller companies in different phases. I have previously been active at Linnaeus University both as a leader and as a teaching senior lecturer. In my management role, a lot was about the interaction between academia and society / business as well as internationalization issues. "The Entrepreneurial University" was also a theme and project that I developed.



Members of the Advisory Board shall be representatives from the private and public sectors as well as representatives from student organizations.

The board consists of 9-13 members, the majority of whom must be external members. Board members are appointed for three years.

The board must reflect the surrounding society with our primary stakeholders in business and the public sector. The composition of the board must be as broadly composed as possible in order to have a broad base and knowledge to bring into the board. The members of the board shall have a position within their organization that enables anchoring of the dialogue conducted in the board and have the necessary knowledge and insights about the needs of their organization in the short and long term.

The dean participates as chairman of the meeting. Which other people are invited depends on the issues being discussed.