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MDH’s Management and Board

MDH is a state authority. The University’s overarching work is led by the University Board. The Vice-Chancellor is the head of the authority and is directly subordinate to the Board.

University Board

The University Board takes the overarching decisions at MDH, and is responsible for the allocation of resources and for decisions on strategy and policy questions, among other things. The Board meets about three times per semester.

Seven members of the University Board are appointed by the Government, and these represent society and the private sector. Included in the Board are also the Vice-Chancellor of the University, three representatives of the teaching staff and three representatives for the students.


The Vice-Chancellor, who is appointed by the Government, is the head of the authority. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor is the Vice-Chancellor’s deputy, and the University Director processes business based on the Vice-Chancellor’s decisions. At the University there is also a Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Collaboration.

Vice Chancellor

Paul Pettersson



Lena Gumaelius



Deputy Vice Chancellor

Helena Jerregård



Management Group and Deans’ Group

At MDH there is a Management Group charged with giving advice and support to the Vice-Chancellor in both strategic and current management issues. There is also a Deans’ Group, whose task is to discuss joint university and management issues.

Management group

Deans' Group

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board has the overarching responsibility for quality issues in the University’s research, third-cycle education, and also first- and second-cycle education. There are four committees working under the Faculty Board who process business and take certain decisions.


Teacher representatives to the committee on Economics

Teacher representatives to the Committee on Health

Teacher representatives to the Committee on Techonology

Teacher representatives to the Committee on Education


Education and research is conducted at MDH’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).

University Management

The University Management ensures that there are well-functioning processes within the areas of exercise of authority towards individuals, student service, personnel, finance, communications, management of premises, IT support, library services, legal matters and management support. The University Management has a coordinating responsibility for processing business matters for decisions taken by the University Board, the Vice-Chancellor and the Faculty Board.

Study at MDH

MDH's degree programmes.

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Research for value and benefit.

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MDH – the Co-producing University.

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An International University

International activities are very important at Mälardalen University and the co-production profile is as important in the international activities,

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Work environment

In 1999 MDH 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.

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Sustainable development

Our commitment to sustanability continues to grow. In 2019, MDH signed the Climate Framework along with 35 other Swedish universities.

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