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Project plan for the organisational project decided

Illustration of two persons holding puzzle pieces.
The intention is that the organisational change will emerge gradually and in dialogue with the faculty's departments/units. Photo: Pixabay

On 21 September, the Faculty Board decided to adopt the project plan for the project "Organisational development towards fewer and larger units at the Faculty of Social Sciences".

The project plan contains, among other things, a description of a number of impact goals that are expected to be achieved through the formation of fewer and more similarly sized units. 

– All impact goals are about developing and driving change within the departments' management, governance and administration, says project manager Charlotte Simonsson. The organisational project is thus not about changing main fields, educational programmes, research priorities or the like. However, the ambition is that changes in the way we lead, manage and administer activities will create the conditions for further raising the quality of our research and education. 

The project plan will be revised at least once a year and adapted to the circumstances and conditions that emerge along the way. 

– The intention is that the organisational change will emerge gradually and in dialogue with the faculty's departments/units," comments Charlotte Simonsson.

Current activities

During September and October, the project group meets with all department management to listen to thoughts and ideas. 

The group also gathers knowledge and experience from other units, both within Lund University and other universities. The purpose of the discussions outside the faculty is to learn from others' experiences of similar organisational changes and gain insight into different ways of organising larger units. 

During the autumn, the project group will also develop a process to facilitate the handling of various administrative issues in connection with the formation of new units. 

Want to know more?

More information about the project can be found here