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SULF – we know higher education and research!

The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers, SULF, is the association for university teachers, researchers and doctoral candidates. We negotiate, inform, debate and influence the development of higher education and research – both now and in the future.

About SULF

We know higher education and research – higher education is our area.

SULF is a member of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (Saco), whose members are professionals with university or college education.

SULF has:


SULF is created by academic teachers and researchers. The main focus is on the members. Please contact  your local SULF-association for more information.


The Congress is the supreme governing body of SULF. The congress consists of 101 members and convenes every three years. The congress elects the President, First, Second and Third Deputy Presidents of the Association and members of the board.

The next Congress is in 2024.

The SULF board

The board consists of fifteen regular members and five deputy members. Within the board there is a president, first, second and third deputy presidents Mats Ericson is president. Contact details to the board.

Nominations Committee and Remuneration Board

Nominations Committee 2022-2024:

  • Marie Hoen, sammankallande, Lunds universitet
  • Mikael Åsman, Blekinge tekniska högskola
  • Maja Pelling, Göteborgs universitet
  • Inger Ekman, Umeå universitet
  • Eric Stempels, Uppsala universitet
  • Megan Case, Högskolan Dalarna

Remuneration Board 2022-2024: 

The Negotiating Delegation

The Negotiating Delegation is a preparatory body under the SULF Board.  It provides information and recommendations for the Board’s decisions and monitors the central collective agreements. The members of the Negotiating Delegation are appointed by the SULF Board.

Håkan Lindkvist, Umeå universitet (ordf.)
Adam Brenthel, Lunds universitet
Ingrid Lander, Stockholms universitet
Kristin Halverson, Södertörns högskola
Krzysztof Marciniak, Linköpings universitet
Mats Nilsson, Karlstads universitet
Michaël Le Duc, Mälardalens universitet
Maja Pelling, Göteborgs universitet
Petra Eriksson, Uppsala universitet
Torkel Falkenberg, Karolinska Institutet