Advisory bodies

Last changed: 02 May 2024

Vice-Chancellor's Management Group

The group is a forum for discussing overall in-house issues and university-wide strategies. It also provides decision-making support to the vice-chancellor and the deans. 

Board for Good Research Practice (GSF)

The board's primary tasks are to provide advice and work proactively on issues relating to good research practice at SLU. The board also acts as a contact point for the Swedish National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct (Npof).

Board of Education (UN)

The UN is a university-wide body tasked with handling strategic issues intended to support, coordinate, stimulate and develop education at Bachelor’s and Master's level.

The UN is a decision-making body, submits proposals to the university board and the vice-chancellor, and delegates tasks to the programme boards.

Council for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Fomar)

Fomar is the coordinating body for SLU’s environmental monitoring and assessment. It is also the preparatory body for the vice-chancellor and SLU’s Management Group on policy and development issues relating to environmental monitoring and assessment. 

Council for External Collaboration (Sar)

The Council for External Collaboration is a university-wide body tasked with drafting proposals for collaboration activities. The council is responsible for SLU's collaboration strategy and also acts as strategy coordinator.

Council for PhD Education (Fur)

Fur is a joint university body dealing with overall strategic issues to support, coordinate, stimulate and develop doctoral education.

Council for Research Infrastructure (Fir)

Fir is a joint university body for dialogue on strategic issues aiming to support, coordinate, stimulate and develop the research infrastructure of SLU.

Equal Opportunities and Gender Equality Council (JLV Council)

The tasks of the council include conducting strategic discussions on the work with equal opportunities and gender equality, planning the systematic work in this area, submit proposals for decision by the vice-chancellor as well as follow-up and evaluation of the systematic work with equal opportunities and gender equality.

IT Council

The IT Council is a forum for dialogue on IT-related issues from an operations perspective. The council's tasks include monitoring external as well as in-house cooperation projects and strategic IT projects, and gathering intelligence focusing on IT in research, environmental assessment and teaching and learning.

International Advisory Board (IAB)

The International Advisory Board advises the vice-chancellor and the university management on strategic issues concerning the university as a whole. The IAB contributes an international perspective in SLU’s monitoring of current and future developments and provides advice on quality improvement efforts. The IAB is composed of a number of “critical friends” with a solid academic career and experience of management and strategic development in higher education.

Library Council (Bir) 

Bir is a joint body for the university management, the faculties and the library. Its task is to deal with all strategic issues concerning the library's activities.

The council is made up of representatives of the university management, the faculties and the library, as well as student representatives.

Student Welfare Council (Strå) and the student welfare groups

Strå is a joint university body that works with student welfare issues. Strå’s activities are aimed at students at Bachelor's and Master's level.

On every campus, there is a study welfare group or equivalent responsible for student welfare issues at the local level.