MDU's Management and Board
MDU is a public authority. The overall operations of the University are led by the University Board. The Vice-Chancellor is head of the authority and reports directly to the Board.
The University Board makes the overall decisions at MDU, and its areas of responsibility include the allocation of resources, and decisions on strategy and policy issues.
Seven members of the University Board are appointed by the Government, and these members represent society and industry.
Members of the Board include the Vice-Chancellor of the University, three representatives for the teaching staff and three representatives for the students.
The Vice-Chancellor, who is appointed by the Government, is head of the University. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is the Vice-Chancellor’s deputy, and the University Director considers matters based on the Vice-Chancellor’s decisions. A Deputy Vice-Chancellor also works with collaboration with industry.
Management Group and Deans' Group
At MDU there is a Management Group that gives advice and support to the Vice-Chancellor in both strategic and current management issues. There is also a Deans’ Group, that is tasked with discussing common university and management issues.
Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor
- Professor Jonas Stier, Adviser, Research and Doctoral education
The Faculty Board has the overall responsibility for quality issues in the University’s research and third-cycle education, as well as first-cycle and second-cycle education. Four committees work with the Faculty Board who consider matters and make certain decisions.
- Decan Daniel Sundmark
- Pro-Dean College of Health and Welfare Lena Almqvist
- Pro-Dean College of Technology Jessica Bruch
- Pro-Dean College of Education Anna Ehrlin
- Pro-Dean College of Business Studies, Economics and Political Science Cecilia Lindh
- Lena-Karin Gustafsson, teacher representative, College of Health and Welfare
- Rikard Lindell, teacher representative, College of Technology
- Karin Molander Danielsson, teacher representative, College of Education
- Lars Widell, teacher representative, Business Studies, Economics and Political Science
- Oskar Bruce, Alfa Laval
- Åsa Lundkvist, Västerås stad
- Kristina Säfsten, Jönköping University
- Victor Azamfirei, PhD student
- Lova Libert, student
- Vakant, student
Teacher representatives to the Committee on Technology
- Lars Hellström
- Rikard Lindell
- Kristina Lundqvist
- Christer Nygren
- Amir Vadiee
Teacher representatives to the Committee on Economics
- Eva Maaninen-Olsson
- Madeleine Lundberg
- Johan Grinbergs
- Lars Widell
Teacher representatives to the Committee on Health and Welfare
- Maria Elvén
- Lena-Karin Gustafsson
- Robert Larsson
- Lena Marmstål Hammar
- Sylvia Olsson
Teacher representatives to the Committee on Education
- Thorsten Schröter
- Johannes Rytzler
- Pernilla Kallberg
- Maria Larsson
- Karin Molander Danielsson
Education and research is conducted at MDU's four Schools: the School of Business, Society and Engineering (EST); the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare (HVV); the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT), and the School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK).
- Dean of School EST Thomas Wahl External link.
- Dean of School HVV Anna Letterstål External link.
- Dean of School IDT Damir Isovic External link.
- Dean of School UKK David Carlsson External link.
The University Management ensures that there are well-functioning processes within its power as a public authority towards individuals, student service, staff, finance, communications, management of premises, IT support, legal matters and management support.
Management is also responsible for the library, provision of scientific information and supporting scientific publication.
The University Management has a coordinating responsibility for considering matters ahead of decisions taken by the University Board, the Vice-Chancellor and the Faculty Board.
- University Director Karin Cardell External link.
- Director of Vice-Chancellor's Office Malin Gunnarsson External link.
In 1999 Mälardalen University became the first higher education institution (HEI) in the world to be environmentally certified, and in 2006 the University also became the first in Sweden to be work environment certified.