Structure of Uppsala University
Uppsala University is ultimately led by the University Board.
Below the University Board sits the Management Team consisting of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University Director and the three Vice-Rectors.
The Vice-Chancellor’s decisions are normally made at the Vice-Chancellor’s Decision-Making Meeting.
The Management Council supports and advises the Vice-Chancellor, and consists of the Management Team, the Planning Director, the Director of Communications and three representatives of the University’s students. The Vice-Chancellor also has the help of other advisers and advisory boards.
The University Management Team
The University Management Team consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the University Director and the three Vice-Rectors.
The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the University as a public authority.
There are five advisory boards, each overseeing a specific university-wide issue and established by the Vice-Chancellor. The Advisory Board for Equal Opportunity, is led by the Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Equal Opportunities. The other advisory boards are led by the Vice-Chancellor or a person designated by the Vice-Chancellor.
- Advisory Board for Research
- Advisory Board for Internationalisation
- Advisory Board for Equal Opportunities
- Advisory Board for External Collaboration
- Advisory Board for Education
There are also three advisers to the Vice-Chancellor with no advisory board.
- The Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Good Research Practice
- The Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Research Infrastructure
- The Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Gotland
Other university forums
Electoral College constitutes a permanent consultative assembly in the process of preparing proposals for the Vice-Chancellor and appointing the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Academic Senate is a forum for discussion and opinion - currently has no activities.
Uppsala University operations are organised in the following three disciplinary domains:
- Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy
- Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology
The Disciplinary Domain Board is the decision-making body of each disciplinary domain. The majority of the members of the Disciplinary Domain Boards are individuals with academic qualifications. The chair of the Disciplinary Domain Board is titled the Vice-Rector.
The disciplinary domains are organised in faculties. The majority of members of the Faculty Board are individuals with academic qualifications.
The Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences comprises six Faculties. The Faculty Board is the decision-making body of the respective Faculties. The chair of the Faculty Board is titled the Dean.
The Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy comprises two faculties. The Disciplinary Domain Board is also the Faculty Board and the decision-making body of the Faculties. Each Faculty has an academic representative titled the Dean.
The Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology comprises one Faculty. The Disciplinary Domain Board is also the Faculty Board and the decision-making body of the Faculty. The chair of the Disciplinary Domain Board is also the Dean.
Operations are carried out in departments. Each department belongs to a faculty. A department is governed by a head of department and a department board. The majority of members of the department board are individuals with academic qualifications.
The University Administration supports the whole university, ensuring that it fulfils its overarching obligations as a public authority and employer. The University Administration is responsible for managing and developing the administration of the University. The University Director is the head of the University Administration.
Structural overview of Uppsala University