- adopts guidelines concerning the activities and use of resources at the department
- follows up on the department’s activities, analyses the results, and makes sure that the resources are used effectively
- decides on issues submitted to the board
The board is composed of the head of department, four representatives of the teaching staff and one of the TA staff, and two student representatives. The directors of studies and the assistant head of department are entitled to speak at the board meeting, but not to vote.
Petitions to the board must be submitted to the head of department no later than one week and one day before the board meeting.
The summons to the board meeting and relevant documents are sent out one week prior to the meeting.
Head of department
The head of department is responsible for the finances, staff, salaries and work environment at the department.
The management team is responsible for the day-to-day operations, and convenes every other Monday between 08:15 and 10:00. The management team consists of the head of department, assistant head of department, all directors of studies, the head of the psychotherapy clinic, a finance officer and a human resources administrator.
Four times a semester, all of the heads of divisions at the department meet for a so-called AFK conference. The purpose of AFK is to promote the development of the research environment at the department, prepare questions concerning admission to the PhD programme, and assist the management team in its work when recruiting.
Every year, the department receives funding for its full-time equivalent students (FTEs), which we spend on conducting education. This constitutes the financial framework for the planning of all of our courses throughout the year.
The department also receives a grant for research and research education, so-called direct government funding, which we use for research conducted by professors, third-cycle education and co-financing. The size of the grant is partly determined by the number of third-cycle FTEs, and partly by the department’s performance, e.g. number of public PhD defences, research publications, etc. The number of publications is based on those registered in the publication system LUCRIS, which is why it is so important to keep this system up to date.
Once the faculty’s financial framework for the coming year is set, at some point in November or December, the department submits a budget proposal which is then adopted during the December meeting of the board. The budget is drawn up by the management team.
The committees below monitor issues within certain prioritised areas, implement measures as delegated, and prepare decisions for the board and head of department.