These two university schools will be located at the new Campus Borlänge:
- School of Information and Engineering
- School of Culture and Society, including Philosophy, History, Religion, Sociology and Political Science with the exception of Media Studies, which will have a long-term location in Falun.
Central administration at Campus Borlänge will be organised accordingly.
These three university schools will be located at Campus Falun:
- School of Health and Welfare
- School of Teacher Education
- School of Language, Literatures and Learning
In the reasoning behind the proposal, the Vice-Chancellor explains that the above will mean better use of university premises than the other alternative that was also put forward.
The proposal is that the departments included in each respective cohesive academic environment will be located at one and the same place.
Those within the School of Culture and Society will be located together, except for that of Media Studies, which itself is a cohesive academic environment. The School of Teacher Education and the School of Language, Literatures and Learning will form a clear and necessary association. Ahead of this proposal, close consideration was given to the opinions and thoughts that colleagues had submitted electronically back in February.
What happens now
By May 5, responses to this proposal are to be submitted. Faculty are encouraged to submit any thoughts they might have to their immediate manager or representative for consideration. The Head of School, or equivalent, will submit the response of the university school after consultation with the Advisory Councils to the Schools (Institutionsledningsråd – IL) or equivalent.
Parallel discussions will take place on an ongoing basis with unions, and a risk analysis will be conducted. The University Governing Board will make a final decision on the location of the cohesive academic environments in June.