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Decision structure, delegation and organisation

Organisation and decision structure 

Rules for departments, units, centres, schools, academies and institutes at Umeå University

Rules for departments, units, centres, schools, academies and institutes at Umeå University

These rules are based on the Rules of procedure for Umeå University. The Rules of procedure establish and describe the basic organisational entities at the University – departments, units and centres – and indicate that these entities can, under certain circumstances, be given the designation of school, academy or institute. These rules specify the criteria, duration and organisation of these entities and the procedures for establishing, monitoring, discontinuing or reorganising the entities.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-517-18
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2020-11-17
Replaces document: Rules and administrative procedures for the establishment of departments, centres, units, schools and institutes at Umeå University (reg. no. Umu 100-828-10)

Rules for departments, units, centres, schools, academies and institutes at Umeå University

Rules of procedure for Umeå University

Rules of procedure for Umeå University

Umeå University’s rules of procedure establishes and describes the University’s board, the University’s overall organisation and decision structure and the responsibilities and tasks of the different functions and roles. The rules of procedure also specify the legislation and process used for the University’s administration of decisions.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1156-21
Validity: 10 June 2021 until further notice
Approved by: University Board
Date of approval: 2021-06-10
Replaces document: This rules of procedure replaces the previous procedure approved by the University Board on 11 June 2019

Rules of procedure for Umeå University

Rules for elections to Faculty Boards

Rules for elections to Faculty Boards

The following rules state the procedures for the election and appointment of members and deputy members, including the Dean and Deputy Dean, to the Faculty Boards for the period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025 inclusive.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-2010-20
Validity: 9 September 2022 to 30 June 2025
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2021-03-23
Replaces document: Rules for the election and appointment of members of the Faculty Boards (including the Dean and Deputy Dean) at Umeå University for the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2021 (FS 1.1-1939-16), established by the Vice-Chancellor on 1 November 2016. Rules for the by-election of external members of the Medical Faculty Board for the period through 30 June 2021 (FS 1.2.2-2300-18), established by the Vice-Chancellor on 27 November 2018. Rules for by-elections to the Faculty Boards for the period through 30 June 2021 (FS 1.1-1763-19) established by the Vice-Chancellor on 8 October 2019.

Rules for elections to Faculty Boards, including the appointment of Deans and Deputy Deans, for 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2025

Regulation for Umeå University websites

Regulation for Umeå University websites

Regulation for Umeå University Websites describes what requirements Umeå University’s public websites must fulfil. A public website is a website that is searchable online. This regulation is aimed at people who are responsible for a website or a web system under the public agency’s responsibility, for instance, heads of departments, heads of offices or equivalent managers at Umeå University, as well as page editors. The document clarifies what regulations apply for websites and public web systems at Umeå University.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Communications Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1485-21
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2021-07-01

Regulation for Umeå University websites

Procedure - Appeals

Procedure – appeals

This procedure concerns the regulations governing handling of appeals by Umeå University and is based on the Swedish Administrative Procedure Act (2017:900) and the provisions that follow from it. This procedure does not address how complaints to the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and the Parliamentary Ombudsman (JO) are handled

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Legal Affairs Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation First- and second-cycle education
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-1608-19
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2019-12-03
Replaces document: Newly established

Procedure - Appeals_FS 1 .1-1608-19.pdf (477 kB)

Procedures - whistleblowing at Umeå University

Procedures - whistleblowing at Umeå University

These procedures describe Umeå University’s whistleblower function. They outline the University’s reporting channels and how follow-up cases are to be processed by the authorised office.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Legal Affairs Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-764-22
Validity: 13 May 2022 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2022-05-13
Replaces document: Newly established

Procedures - whistleblowing at Umeå University_FS 1.1-764-22.pdf (221 kB)

Communication and awards

Language Policy for Umeå University

Language Policy for Umeå University

Language and communication are matters of quality and credibility in the operation of Umeå University. The purpose of the Language Policy is to increase awareness of the importance of language and the laws and regulations that Umeå University must follow as a public authority. The Language Policy describes the university’s common language guidelines based upon aspects such as plain language, the role of Swedish, bilingualism and linguistic diversity. The Language Policy is the all-embracing document to be used to create a common vision for language usage and promote successful communication.

Type of document: Policy
Office in charge: Communications Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-2467-18
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2019-02-05
Replaces document: Language Policy for Umeå University, reg. no Umu 100-2034-12

Language Policy for Umeå University

Procedures for the Umeå University Medal of Merit

Procedures for the Umeå University Medal of Merit

Umeå University’s Medal of Merit is awarded every three years to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the University. The recipient of the medal can be a member of staff at the University or an external associate – active or retired. This document outlines the procedures for selecting the medal recipients.

Type of document: Other
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-229-19
Validity: Until further notice
Approved by: University Board
Date of approval: 2019-02-20
Replaces document: Procedures for the Umeå University Medal of Merit, approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 5 November 2009 (Umu 120-2367-09)

Procedures for the Umeå University Medal of Merit

Delegation

Rule - Vice Chancellor's decision-making and delegation procedure for Umeå University

Rule - Vice Chancellor's decision-making and delegation procedure for Umeå University

Delegation procedure refers to a list of matters for decision-making in which a delegation entails a decision being moved from a higher level to a lower level of the organisation. The delegation procedure specifies which decisions are made by the Vice-Chancellor and which decisions have been delegated to another decision-maker within the organisation.

Type of document: Rule
Office in charge: Planning Office
Field: Decision structure, delegation and organisation
Reg. no.: FS 1.1-546-22
Validity: 1 April 2022 until further notice
Approved by: Vice-Chancellor
Date of approval: 2022-03-25
Replaces document: Regulation – Vice-Chancellor’s decision-making and delegation procedure for Umeå University (FS 1.1-1142-19) approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 3 November 2020. Delegation procedure for the Umeå School of Education (FS 1.1-1415-20) approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 23 June 2020. Delegation procedure for the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (Arcum) (Umu 100-3018-12) approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 18 December 2012. Delegation procedure for the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (FS 1.1-1944-17) approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 21 March 2017.

Rule - Vice Chancellor's decision-making and delegation procedure for Umeå University