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 2017-03-20 [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.
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 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