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The Faculty Board

The Faculty Board is responsible for the strategic planning, overall control and quality assurance of education, research and collaboration. The Faculty Board is a collegial body with a majority of members with research or artistic expertise.

The Faculty Board is also a forum for discussion and coordination of the faculty’s operations. The work of the Faculty Board shall take place within the framework of the university’s objectives and strategies and the commissions assigned by the University Board and the Vice-Chancellor.

The Dean

The Dean reports to the Vice-Chancellor. The Dean is the manager of the Pro-Dean, any Vice-Deans, Heads of Department and the Administrative Director. The Dean is chair of the Faculty Board. The Dean leads operations at the faculty, and represents the university as an employer. The Dean is responsible for ensuring that the departments comply with university-wide decisions, regulations and policies, and is responsible for the faculty’s overall finances and operations. The Dean is also responsible for the systematic environmental work in accordance with applicable regulations.

The Council of Heads of Department

The Council of Heads of Department meets approximately every two weeks before board meetings, and its duties include dealing with documentation ahead of decisions made by the Faculty Board. The Dean’s proposals for the allocation of funding to the departments shall have been prepared through dialogue with the Heads of Department and dealt with by the Council of Heads of Department.

The Executive Committee

The Working Committee convenes between meetings of the Council of Heads of Department and the Faculty Board. It prepares matters ahead of board meetings.

The Preparatory Committee for Research and Education at Third-Cycle Level

Deals with issues relating to research and education at third-cycle level, and submits proposals for decisions to be dealt with by the Working Committee for decisions by the Faculty Board.

The Academic Appointment Board

Prepares teaching staff appointments ahead of decisions by the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean or a Head of Department.

Swedish Co-determination in the Workplace Act negotiations

Within the Faculty of Social Sciences, these negotiations are coordinated by the Faculty Office. Negotiations are carried out on an ongoing basis by the Faculty Office, and the negotiators responsible are the relevant Head of Department/Unit Manager.


• The Local Working Environment Committee

A joint committee, regulated by a local working environment agreement.

• The Educational Development Committee

Works to ensure that students and their opportunities for active and independent learning are at the centre of education.

• The Internationalisation Committee

Consists of individuals responsible for internationalisation within the departments and the faculty. Coordinates and develops issues relating primarily to incoming students and student exchanges.

• The Premises Committee


• The Administrative Management Team

Consists of the departments’ administrative managers and the Director of Faculty.

• Network for Study Advisors and Study Administrators

• Infosam

Responsible for website and other communication issues within the faculty. Meets around once a month to share experiences and information.

• The Finance Network

Consists of financial managers and economists at departments, together with financial administrators from the Faculty Office.

• The Third-Cycle Education Network

Brings together administrators for third-cycle education within the faculty.

• The Doctoral Student Council

The Faculty of Social Sciences’ Doctoral Student Council brings together the faculty’s research students and works to enhance their influence in terms of education and the working situation. The council is part of the Göta Student Union.

Page Manager: Lars-Olof Karlsson|Last update: 11/5/2015

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