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Organisation

Södertörn University is a public agency and is governed by legislation and the decisions made by the Swedish Government and Riksdag. The Governing Board is the top decision-making body at the university and the vice-chancellor is the head of the university.

Södertörn University's organisation is based on four academic schools that are responsible for education and research. The Governing Board is the top decision-making body at the university and includes the vice-chancellor among its members. The university has a Faculty Board that has overall responsibility for quality. Management at the university library reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor. University administration is led by the chief administrative officer and primarily contributes administrative support to the university's organisation.

The Governing Board of Södertörn University has insight into all business that concerns the university and is responsible for it fulfilling its obligations. The board takes decisions about the overall focus of activities, the university's organisation and internal allocation of resources. It also takes decisions about the annual report, interim reports and the budget.

The Executive Management of the university comprises Vice-Chancellor Gustav Amberg, who is the responsible authority for the university's activities and operation. It also includes Pro-Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Cassel and Deputy Vice-Chancellors Nils Ekedahl and Ulla Manns, as well as Chief Administrative Officer Hans Andersson.

Boards and committees are appointed by the vice-chancellor and have advisory and investigate functions on issues that relate to the university.

The Faculty Board at Södertörn University is tasked with reviewing and maintaining the quality of courses and programmes, as well as planning and coordinating undergraduate education.

The academic schools are responsible for providing education and research, as well as for all other activities, including staff, students, financing, premises and work environment. Subjects, degree programmes and centres all belong to a specific academic school.

Each school is run by a head of school, who is head and the academic and educational leader.

University Structure for Södertörn University 2017-03-20external link [pdf-file 66 kB]

Academic schools at Södertörn University

  • School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
  • School of Culture and Education
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

Additionally, the university offers Teacher Education and Police Education; these report to the vice-chancellor, with each being run by an academic head and staffed by teachers from the university’s academic schools. Teachers with policing expertise are employed by the Swedish Police Authority, and work is led by the academic head. Police Education is commissioned by the Swedish Police Authority.

Library

The university library is a public library, which also provides all areas of education and research at the university with information resources. The library has a demand-based acquisition system, which means that a considerable part of its collections are made up of resources that teaching staff, researchers and students have proposed purchasing. The library also participates in the publication activities conducted at the university.

University administration

University administration comprises the following departments and units that work with issues relating to the university as a whole. The chief administrative officer is head of the university’s administration. Each unit is led by a director.

  • Campus and ICT Services
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • Finance and Auditing
  • Human Resources
  • Student Support Services
  • University Support Services

Södertörn University’s Governing Board

The Governing Board is the university's top decision-making body and has fifteen members.

Executive Management of Södertörn University

The Executive Management of the university comprises Vice-Chancellor Gustav Amberg, who is responsible for the university's activities and operation. It also includes Pro-Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Cassel and Deputy Vice-Chancellors Nils Ekedahl and Ulla Manns, as well as Chief Administrative Officer Hans Andersson.

Management Council

The Management Council is an advisory organ for the vice-chancellor on strategic issues relating to the university's internal and external activities.

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board at Södertörn University is tasked with reviewing and maintaining the quality of courses and programmes, as well as planning and coordinating undergraduate education.

Schools

The university's academic schools are responsible for education and research. Each school is responsible for all its activities, including staff, students, financing, facilities and work environment. Subjects, programmes and research centres are part of the school.

Research centres

The main purpose of the university's research centres is to provide additional academic value by focusing on a field of research that lies at the intersection of traditional disciplines, so producing a creative meeting place for students and staff.

The library

The library provides information resources for all areas of research and teaching at Södertörn University and the Swedish Red Cross University College. Our primary focus is students and staff, but members of the public are welcome.

University administration

The main task of Södertörn University's administration is to provide support for the Governing Board, vice-chancellor, teachers and students.

Contact

Chief Administrative Officer, Hans Andersson
Tel: +46 (0)8 608 40 71
E-mail: hans.andersson@sh.se

Students' union

The students' union, SöderS, works with issues related to higher education, as well as social and leisure activities, and is an important means of making the students' voices heard.

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19-03-2019