Today the University Board convened in the Segerstedt Building for its first meeting of the autumn. When we next meet, we will be able to return to our meeting room in the renovated University Main Building. But it was pleasing to be able to show the Board our fine new Segerstedt Building. As usual, I started the meeting by delivering a report from the Vice-Chancellor. The agenda for the day included decisions, information points and items for discussion.

We discussed the premises supply plan, which will come up again and again in our work on the development plan, which has a 2050 horizon. The University Board was briefed on the University’s information security procedures – particularly important after what happened this summer at the Swedish Transport Agency.

We went over the ongoing review of the University’s governance and resource distribution model carried out by a cross-university group led by Professor Per-Anders Edin. The watchwords in drafting a revised model have been comprehensibility, simplicity and transparency.

Last year the issue of a Mission and Core Values statement for Campus Gotland was discussed and the proposal was referred to the departments and faculties for consideration in the spring. One of the views expressed in various quarters was that it shouldn’t be a matter of a mission and core values, as these are the same for the whole of Uppsala University. Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor Olle Jansson therefore presented a proposed programme for Campus Gotland, which was adopted by the University Board. The programme will be available soon on Medarbetarportalen. Well done, everyone involved at one stage or another!

The University Board also decided on the appointment of a new Head of Internal Audit: Sven Jungerhem. Welcome to your new responsibilities, Sven!

In the afternoon, the new members of the University Board carried on with their introductory programme, learning about the Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds, our music groups and museums, and the University Library.

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