The NordForsk board is appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and has the overall responsibility for the operations of NordForsk.

The board is responsible for the organisation's strategy, economy and personnel policy - within the framework set by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The NordForsk Board includes representatives of the largest national research funding agencies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, a representative for Nordic University Cooperation (NUS), as well as observers from the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The chairmanship of the NordForsk Board circulates among the board members.

Here you can find meeting minutes from previous NordForsk Board meetings.

National research councils

Jonas Björck – Chair
Director General, Forte – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Ragnhildur Helgadóttir – Vice Chair
Dean, Reykjavik University

Kristin Danielsen
Executive Director, Internationalisation and the research system, The Research Council of Norway

Jesper Risom
Independent Research Fund Denmark

Jussi Vauhkonen
Director - Research Funding Development, Academy of Finland

Vidar Leif Haanes
Rector, Norwegian School of Theology


Faroe Islands
Annika Sølvará
Director, Granskingarrád Føroya/The Faroese Research Council

Gitte Adler Reimer
Rector, University of Greenland

Johanna Mattila
Rector, Åland University of Applied Sciences

Nordic Council of Ministers
Christina Springfeldt
Head of the Department of Knowledge and Welfare (KV)