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, whose mandate covers the period 1 May 2017 – 30 April 2020, meets about three times per semester. Liselott Hagberg, the County Governor of Sörmland County, is Chair of the Board.

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.

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.

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 three committees working under the Faculty Board who process business and take certain decisions.


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, 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.