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Amelie on a new function at the CBH School

Published Mar 13, 2024

Head of School Amelie Eriksson Karlström writes about the introduction of cluster coordinators within the basic education organisation at the CBH School.

This week, I have decided on a new function within the undergraduate organisation at the CBH School, so-called cluster coordinators. KTH has recently introduced several changes that affect the management of the first and second cycle education, such as a new resource allocation model, a new internal price model for premises and a new guideline for the systematic quality work in education.

The new resource allocation model places greater demands on budgeting and monitoring of first and second cycle education than before, and we have therefore seen a need to strengthen the coordination between the line organisation and the GA/PA structure. The role of the cluster coordinator in the new organisation will be to coordinate, on behalf of the heads of department, for example, budget work, staffing and financial follow-up within the cluster's courses and programmes. At this stage, we have chosen to organise the school's basic education in three different clusters, based on the courses and programmes that are close to each other in terms of subject matter.

As I wrote about earlier in CBH News, parts of the school have a strained economy and even if the biggest deficits are in research, we have challenges on the basic education side as well. However, the conditions are different within the school's various programmes and courses. As soon as the cluster coordinators are appointed, an important next step will be to carefully analyse the course and programme budgets within each cluster to get a better picture of the finances and to see where measures are necessary. We need to work together at the school to eventually achieve a balanced GRU economy.