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The School of Business, Economics and Law consists of four departments, and a number of research centres and support functions.
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The School of Business, Economics and Law is a Faculty within the University of Gothenburg, The Faculty Board has overall responsibility for content, quality and allocation of resources within education, research and PhD education. The daily work is led by the management team. The various activities are organised into four departments and a number of research centres. There are also a number of support functions.


The departments conduct education, PhD education and research, and is led by a Head of Department. 


The units are conducting research, and are led by a Director.

Research centres

There are both mulit- and mono-disciplinary research centres. They can be organised within a single department or operated jointly with other faculties at the University, but administrated from the School.

Within-School Research Centers

Cross-School Research Centers

Resources and administration

Management Team

The daily work is led by the management team. The team is appointed for the period 01/07/2018 to 30/06/2024 (Ola Bergström from 01/07/2020)

Per Cramér, Dean

Responsible for the School's contacs with society and industry, along with contacts within the University. He is also responsible for personnel, finance, infrastructure and more. Per is professor of International Law. His main areas of research concern the external identity of the European Union with a special focus on the relationship between the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Commercial Policy of the EU. Among his assignments are member of the EQUIS Accreditation Board and the AACSB European Advisory Council and the Board of the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPS. He has been Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law since 2010.
Read more about Per.

+46 31 786 5521

Per Cramér, Dean
Per Cramér
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Marie Stenseke, Deputy Dean

Responsible for, among other things, our work on sustainability and work environment. Marie is professor of human geography and her research concerns biodiversity, nature conservation and landscape management from a social science perspective. She has several assignments within the academy and in society, e.g co-chair, Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of UN:s Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Read more about Marie.

+46 31 786 1389
+46 (0)766-181389

Marie Stenseke, Deputy Dean
Marie Stenseke
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Ola Bergström, Vice Dean

Responsible for educational matters. Professor in Management and Organisation. His research interests evolve around the interface between the firm and labour markets. He has published articles and books on a wide range of topics such recruitment, organizational change, restructuring and labour market policy, and has taken part in several European projects on Restructuring in Europe. He is also one of four independent experts in the Economic Council for the Swedish Manufacturing Industry.
Read more about Ola.

+46 31 786 1544

Ola Bergström, Vice Dean
Ola Bergström
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Ola Olsson, Vice Dean

Responsible for research and postgraduate education. Professor of economics. His main research interests are long-run economic development, economic growth, political economy and the economics of conflict. Former member of the SIDA Research Council and co-editor of Economic Inquiry.
Read more about Ola

+46 31 786 1341
+46 (0)766-181341

Ola Olsson, Vice Dean
Ola Olsson
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Photo: Carina Gran

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board of the School of Business, Economics and Law is responsible for strategic planning, overall governance, and the quality assurance of education, research and cooperation (outreach) activities.

The Faculty Board's decision areas are governed by the Rules of Procedure at the University of Gothenburg, for more information please see the university web site.

Policy, rules and plans at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Term of office 2018-07-01 - 2024-06-30

Per Cramér, Professor, Dean, Chairperson

Marie Stenseke, Professor, Deputy Dean, Deputy Chair


Term of office 2021-07-01 - 2024-06-30

Rickard Bergqvist, Professor

Lena Björk, Study Counsellor

Mikael Cäker, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor

Thomas Erhag, Professor

Susanna Fellman, Professor

Åsa Löfgren, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor


Student Representatives (1 year)

Klara Johansson, HHGS

Mathilda Lindblad Ryd, HHGS

Martin Westlund, HHDR PhD Student


Representative for the Employees

Monica Meller Eldh, OFR-S

Fredric Gunve, SACO

SEKO, vacant


Adjunct members until 2024-06-30

Ola Bergström, Professor, Vice Dean, responsible for education at first and second level

Ola Olsson, Professor, Vice Dean, responsible for research and postgraduate education

Catharina Tillman, Head of Faculty Office


Lena Eriksson Tanemar, Faculty Secretary

Faculty Office
School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg
PO Box 600, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Date of Meetings

Autumn term 2023
21 September
23 October
6 December

Spring term 2024
21 February
27 March
22 May
(11 June)

Advisory bodies

The School's stakeholders can support the management through participation in advisory boards. The Corporate Advisory Board comprises selected individuals from the business and public sectors. The Board serves to support the School's management in discussions on strategically important issues.

The Corporate Advisory Board is made up of leading executives with international experience from a wide range of companies, and from society. The International Academic Advisory Council consists of professors from the visiting professor programme and international academics awardes the title of Dr honoris causa at the School.

Members of the Corporate Advisory Board

Stefan Brocker, Partner, Mannheimer & Swartling Advokatbyrå AB
Kenneth Dahlgren, Head of Services, Digital & Investments Purchasing, Volvo Group
Anders Danielsson, Holder of the Assar Gabrielsson Visiting Professorship
Hanna Fager, CPO, Volvo Cars
Eva Halvarsson, CEO, Second Swedish National Pension Fund
Jonas Höglund, CFO, Stena Metall AB and CEO, Stena Trade and Industry AB
Alexandra Kaber, Head of District Gothenburg, SEB
Johan Malmsten, Chairman of the Board, The Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation (Chairman)
Johan Rippe, Partner and Board Member, PwC
Niclas Rosenlew, Senior Vice President and CFO, AB SKF
Per Cramér, Dean, School of Buiness, Economics and Law 

The Deputy Dean, the two Vice Deans and the President of the Student Union are entitled to attend the meetings.

The International Academic Advisory Council (IAAC) was established in 2013, with the aim to further strengthen the international dimension in the School’s governance.

The Council serves in a consultative role, providing ideas and critical feedback to the School Management Team. The Members of the Council are recruited based on personal merits and include participants from the Visiting Professor Programme as well as international academics awarded the title of Dr honoris causa at the School.

The Council meets annually at the School and focuses on strategic questions relating to the enhancement of quality in research and education. 

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, School Director & Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State, USA

Emma Bell, Professor, Organisation Studies, The Open University, UK

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Professor, Economics, Shiv Nadar University, India

Michael Kirchler, Professor, Finance, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Petros C. Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, New York, USA & Professor of Law, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Preparatory Committees