Vice-Chancellor's Office

Last changed: 11 January 2024

The Vice-Chancellor’s Office supports SLU by providing, for example, administrative support for the SLU Board and the vice-chancellor, legal advice and help for researchers applying for EU funding.

Read more about the five units that make up the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

Archives, Information Governance and Records

The Archives, Information Governance and Records Unit

  • is responsible for rational and efficient information governance and records management at SLU;
  • gives support and advice on the management of public documents, registration, preservation and appraisal;
  • manages the central university archive;
  • registers university documents.

Grants Office

Grants Office

The primary tasks of the Grants Office are to

  • help researchers and administrators apply for external funding;
  • develop and maintain SLU' systems and governing documents for external funding;
  • provide administrative support for managers of projects funded by the EU;
  • support SLU's strategic work with the European Union's programmes and institutions.

Donations and partnerships

Donations and partnerships

The primary tasks of this unit are to

  • help donors/partners to find the right contacts and projects within SLU
  • build relationships between SLU and external parties who want to support the research
  • help SLU (researchers, departments, faculties or management) to find possible donors/partners
  • coordinate contacts with external parties related to donations/partnerships
  • administer donations and gifts to SLU.

Legal Affairs

The Legal Affairs Unit

  • is responsible for legal issues at SLU;
  • provides legal support to the university management and the operation;
  • decides on secrecy and distribution of public documents;
  • advises on administrative law, higher education legislation, contract law and copyright law; 
  • functions as secretary on the university’s disciplinary board and the staff disciplinary board;
  • ensures that SLU complies with all legal provisions on data protection;
  • performs risk analyses and impact assessments when personal data needs to be processed;
  • manages the register of personal data processing at SLU;
  • offers support and advice on matters relating to integrity, personal data and data protection.


The secretariat is tasked with supporting the university management and the board by, for example:

There are also other functions:

  • Academy stewards: coordinates, plans and carries out academic ceremonies.
  • Consultations coordinator: responsible for government documents referred to SLU for consultation.
  • Language coordinator: provides language support for the divisions and units that make up the university administration.

SLU Global

SLU Global

  • coordinates, supports and gives information on SLU-based research and education within the framework of SLU’s strategy regarding the Swedish government’s policy for global development;
  • handles SLU’s national and international collaboration in varying bodies;
  • coordinates support on issues regarding low-income countries.