Integration project

Last changed: 12 January 2024
Plant growing out of a gray tree stump. Photo.

The integration project is now concluded. Integration matters transitioned to the regular operational structures within the VH Faculty on January 1, 2024.

The aim of the project was to integrate the operations of UDS and VH. On February 8, 2023, the Vice Chancellor decided that the operations should be integrated.

The Dean of the VH Faculty decided on June 28, 2023, that UDS should form a new department together with the Department of Clinical Sciences and the Ambulatory Clinic. The decision will take effect on January 1, 2024.

These decisions were preceded by a risk and impact analysis.

Deliveries and dates

  • June 2022–January 2024:
    The organisational change tasks related to the work environment, workflow, and UDS finance are ongoing, in line with the assignment from the vice-chancellor under the guidance of the acting head of the University Animal Hospital.
  • September–October 2022:
    Risk and impact assessments for the integrated organisation will be conducted together with staff from UDS and VH.
  • October–November 2022:
    Compilation of risk and impact assessments and creating action plans.
  • November–December 2022:
    Create proposals for a new integrated organisation.
  • December 2022:
    Supporting documents for the vice-chancellor’s decision presented.
  • February 2023:
    The new organisation was approved by the vice-chancellor, with the aim of implementation no later than 1 January 2024.
  • January–December 2023:
    Implementation of approved measures.
  • 1 January 2024:
    Project concludes. 

The steering group

The steering group’s tasks included approving project plans (including budget and schedule) and the project’s deliveries. The members of the steering group were:

  • Maria Knutson Wedel, Vice Chancellor
  • Rauni Niskanen, Dean VH
  • Marianne Grauers, Acting Head of the University Animal Hospital 
  • Anna-Karin Olofsdotter, Human Resources Director
  • Niklas Nordquist, Acting Head of Division of Planning 
  • Nils Fall, Head of Department of Clinical Sciences

The group also included a student representative, appointed by Sluss. The project leader and controller were co-opted members of the steering group, and additional members could be co-opted if necessary. 

Steering group meetings

  • 21 October 2022 - Constitutive meeting
  • 16 November 2022
  • 14 December 2022
  • 13 January 2023
  • 13 February 2023
  • 13 Mars 2023
  • 17 April 2023
  • 17 May 2023
  • 9 June 2023
  • 25 August 2023
  • 21 September 2023
  • 30 October 2023
  • 1 December 2023
  • 20 December 2023

Meeting agendas in Swedish only.

The project group

The project group consisted of project leader, Anders Bjurstam and management support, Marnie Hancke. They lead and coordinated the implementation of the project directive.

Several groups were put together to exercise the tasks within the project.

The secretariat: controller and communication support.

Important documents (in Swedish only)