Our management

The Board of Directors is VIA’s highest authority. The board is overall responsible for managing VIA University College and determining the framework of its organisation, long-term activities and development. The Executive Board is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs within the framework stipulated by the Board of Directors. 

About our management

  • The Board of Directors is VIA’s highest authority. 

    The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall strategic and financial management of VIA. The board is overall responsible for managing VIA University College and determining the framework of its organisation, long-term activities and development.

    The board is VIA’s highest authority. Its mandate is to define the long-term strategy for the development of the educational programmes and related activities, and to determine the framework for the duties of the Executive Board. 

    The board’s main responsibilities

    Among the board’s responsibilities are the adoption of a budget, an annual report and an overall strategy. In addition, the board assigns a development contract with the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. 

    Composition of the Board 

    According to VIA’s articles of association, the board consists of fifteen members. Two members are VIA staff, elected by their colleagues, while two members are students elected by other students. The remaining eleven are external members. The board meets approximately six times a year.

    Board of directors:

    • Peter Sørensen (Chairman)
    • Jørgen Nørby (Deputy chairman)
    • Lars Krarup
    • Hanne Roed
    • Berit Eika
    • Marie Sonne
    • Morten Ballisager
    • Danny Stentoft
    • Bente Rasmussen
    • Noemi Katznelson
    • Lars Goldschmidt
    • Jens Eistrup
    • Kim Andersen
    • Nicklas Hakmann Petersen
    • Thomas Sten Johansen

    Contact

    If you have questions for members of the board, please contact the Rector's Office:

    Elvir Maleskic
    Senior Adviser
    T: +45 87 55 00 00 / +45 87 55 10 03
    E: em@via.dk

  • The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day management of VIA University College within the framework determined by the Board. The Rector is head of the Executive Board.

    Rector / President

    Harald Mikkelsen 
    T: +45 87 55 10 01 
    E: hm@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Academic

    Gitte Sommer Harrits
    E: gish@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Corporate Administration

    Kirsten Bundgaard 
    E: kibu@via.dk

    Vice Rector/President Digitalisation

    Bjarne Grøn
    E: bjgr@via.dk

    Contact

    VIA University College
    Elvir Malekic
    Chefkonsulent
    Hedeager 2
    DK - 8200 Aarhus N
    T: +45 87 55 10 03
    E: em@via.dk