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      Organisation

      The University of Skövde is a state authority answering to the Ministry of Education and Research.

      The Board of Governors

      The Board of Governors is the university's highest decision-making body. The government appoints the chair of the board of governors and seven board members to represent public interests. The other members of the board are the Vice-Chancellor, three lecturers and three students, all ordinary members. Two staff representatives, or trade union representatives, are permitted to attend and speak at board meetings.

      Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and University Director

      The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the authority and directs the university’s operations. The Vice-Chancellor’s deputy is the Pro Vice-Chancellor, who steps in when the Vice-Chancellor is unavailable. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for collaboration with trade and industry and internationalisation. The University Director is head of support services, which is a shared function of the entire university. Together, the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and University Director are referred to as the Senior University OfficersRead more about the Senior University Officers.

      The Vice-Chancellor’s advisory groups

      For strategic discussions that help to provide a holistic perspective, including collegial perspectives alongside line and student perspectives. The Management Group is comprised of:

      • Vice-Chancellor
      • Pro Vice-Chancellor
      • Deputy Vice-Chancellor
      • University Director
      • Director of Executive office
      • Dean and Pro-Dean of the Faculty Board
      • Pro-Dean of each Head of School
      • Student union representative

      For advice in issues primarily concerning the line management perspective. This advisory board includes:

      • Vice-Chancellor
      • Pro Vice-Chancellor
      • University Director
      • Pro-Dean of each Head of School

      Faculty Board

      The university’s collegial body, the Faculty Board, has overall responsibility for ensuring the quality of education and research. The Faculty Board is comprised of the Dean, who is also chair, the Pro-Dean, who is deputy chair, seven teaching board members and three student board members.

      Syllabus Committees

      The Faculty Board has delegated a number of decisions concerning courses and degree programmes to syllabus committees. The University of Skövde has five syllabus committees:

      • bioscience
      • business
      • health sciences
      • informatics
      • engineering science

      For decisions on third-cycle syllabi, there is the syllabus committee for third-cycle studies in informatics.

      Schools

      The university’s academic activities are organised in five schools, which conduct research and education. Each school is managed by a head.

      The university’s support services

      The university’s support services are responsible for shared administrative support and service to operations, as well as decisions on and the administration of general administrative matters. Support services, which is an expert organisation with specialist knowledge in its areas of responsibility, is split into eight offices:

      • Marketing and Communications Office
      • Academic Affairs and Student Support Office
      • Office for Research Support, Collaboration and Innovation
      • Office for Service, IT and Security
      • The Library
      • Finance Office
      • Human Resources Office
      • Executive Office

      View of the Organisation

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      An illustration of the organisation of University of Skövde, described on this page. Click on the image to open a pdf version.

      Published: 2/9/2020
      Edited: 1/18/2024
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