Advisory bodies

Last changed: 05 March 2020

Vice-Chancellor's Management Group

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

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 Animal Healthcare and Related Clinical Research and Education (DKU Council)

The council's tasks include providing support to the vice-chancellor on issues related to the University Animal Hospital and monitoring collaboration between animal healthcare and related clinical research and teaching.

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 in 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 the coordinator of the strategy.

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.

Council of Researchers (For)

For is a forum for dialogue between researchers and the vice-chancellor on strategically important research issues. The council also assists the university management in assessing cases of particular importance before decisions by the board or the vice-chancellor. 

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.


Contact

Management group, Mariette Manktelow, Division of Planning

Bir, Kitte Dahrén, SLU Library

DKU, Lotta Jäderlund, Division of Planning

FDN, Kristina Julin, Division of Planning

Fomar, Ann-Sofie Morén, Division of Planning

Fir, Sofia Wretblad, Division of Planning

For, Boel Åström, Division of Planning

Fur, Lotta Hansson, Division of Planning

IAB, Boel Åström, Division of Planning

Sar, Mariette Manktelow, Division of Planning

Strå, Ylva Eklind, Division of Educational Affairs

UN, Johan Torén, Division of Planning

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