Advisory bodies

Last changed: 26 May 2016

Management Group

The Management Group has the task of promoting quality, relevance and collaboration in research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU.

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

The Management Group consists of

  • the vice-chancellor
  • the deputy vice-chancellor
  • the pro vice-chancellors for EMA (Environmental Monitoring and Assessment) and external collaboration
  • the four deans
  • the head of university administration
  • the head of the Division of Communication 
  • the chair of Sluss (the Joint Committee of Student Unions at SLU).

The Management Group meets every second Monday.

Board of education (UN)

UN is a general body for the university that is tasked with handling strategic issues intended to support, coordinate, stimulate and develop education at Bachelor’s and Master's level.

UN makes decisions, submits proposals to the university board and the vice-chancellor, and delegates tasks to the programme boards.

Council of PhD Education (Fur)

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

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 environmenatl monitoring and assessment.

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 local level.

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. 

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.