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MDH’s Management and Board

MDH 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.

University Board

The University Board makes the overall decisions at MDH, 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.



Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Management Group and Deans’ Group

At MDH 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.

Management group

Deans' Group

Faculty Board

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.


Teacher representatives to the Committee on Technology


Teacher representatives to the Committee on Economics

Teacher representatives to the Committee on Health and Welfare

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 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.

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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