Vision, Goals and Strategy

Our vision aims to present a picture of the future that we all - colleagues and students alike - create through our daily work. The vision is therefore about us today and about the University tomorrow. The vision statement and its key values serve as the foundation for our strategy.

Our Values

The new vision defines our values: openness, courage and responsibility. These will serve as watchwords in the development of the University.

Our Commitment

We co-create self-formation, education and research in Dalarna and in the world.

Our Vision

We create open pathways to knowledge for a good society.

The new vision was approved by the University Governing Board in December 2014. The text in its entirety can be found as a PDF at the foot of this webpage.

Our Strategy

With the University vision as its foundation, the strategy aims to strengthen the role of Dalarna University as a responsible, forward-thinking institution of higher education. The strategy outlines the goals and direction for development at the University for the years 2020–2026. The text in its entirety can be found as a PDF at the foot of this webpage.

From Vision to Action - Management Model

Dalarna University has a management model for its organisation and finances that has been integrated since 2007 with its work to ensure quality. The model consolidates management by objectives with management by results.

The policy document for the University contained within the model comprises Vision and Goals (Vision och övergripande mål) and the corresponding Strategisk handlingsplan (both are multi-year). Each spring, the University Governing Board reviews the Strategisk handlingsplan, which also includes ongoing, long-range planning. The strategic work to ensure quality at the University shall be based on these documents.

The process for organisational planning at Dalarna University can, using a general overview, be described as follows:

Our Vision Organisational Planning

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