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Recruitment process for the next President and Deputy President

The President’s term of office expires on 30 November 2022 and the Deputy President’s expires on 31 December 2022. The University Board has appointed a nomination committee for the development of a proposal for a new President and Deputy President at the board meeting on 9 June 2021. All students and employees at KTH are invited to contribute to these processes during the course of this work.

What the Nomination Committee does

The Nomination Committee works in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance   chapter 2 section 8-13 and the KTH rules of procedure.  The Nomination Committee will submit a proposal for a new president to the University Board which will then make a formal decision on this matter on 17 June 2022. The proposal will then be submitted to the Government for a final decision. The intention is that the new President will take up the position on 1 December 2022. The recruitment process for a new Deputy President will be started as soon as the University Board has forwarded the proposal for a new President to the government.

The University Board protocol for more information and decisions concerning the recruitment processes

Recruitment process for Deputy President

The KTH University Board has submitted to the Government its proposal to appoint Anders Söderholm, a professor of business administration who currently serves as Director General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ), as the next President of KTH. The decision was made at the June 17 University Board meeting. The Nomination Committee will now continue working on the search for a new Deputy President to submit as a proposal to the University Board, which appoints the Deputy President. In this process, the proposed President participates as a member of the Nominating Committee, in accordance with the KTH rules of procedure.  The chosen Deputy President is expected to begin in January 2023. In this recruitment, KTH collaborates with the company Michaël Berglund AB as external recruitment support. This is the same company that was used as external recruitment support in the recruitment process for the President of KTH.

You can contribute to the recruitment process of the Deputy President

As an employee or student at KTH, you have the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Your thoughts are important to us and will contribute to a properly considered recruitment process and the successful recruitment of a Deputy President of KTH. The next opportunity to participate is at the presentation and hearing of the final candidate 24/20 - for more details have a look at the KTH Calender - Presentation and hearing of the final candidate - Deputy President of KTH.

Members of the Nomination Committee

Pia Sandvik, CEO RISE, Chair of the University Board, Chair of the Nomination Committee

Christian Levin, CEO Scania and a member of the University Board, member with an employment outside of KTH (representing the public interest).

Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, Professor at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, appointed by the Faculty Council

Svante Linusson, Professor at the School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), appointed by the Faculty Council

Ävelin Pantigoso Velasquez, student representative, appointed by the Student Union at KTH (THS)

Amanda Andrén, student representative, appointed by the Student Union at KTH (THS)

Olav Vahtras, Professor, appointed by the employee organisations

Annica Fröberg, Head of HR, appointed by the University Director as representative of the support staff at the university 

Maria Salling, HR GVS (University Administration) administrator of the Nomination Committee. 

Contact

If you have any questions about the recruitment processes, the work done by the Nomination Committee or any content on these pages, please email: rektorsrekrytering@kth.se

In this recruitment, KTH collaborates with Michaël Berglund AB as external recruitment support. Consultants at Michaël Berglund:

Ewa Olszewski, 0733-688 477, ewa.olszewski@michaelberglund.se

Jacob Severin, 073- 777 68 05, jacob.severin@michaelberglund.se

The Nomination Committee meeting schedule autumn 2022

  • 17/8, kl 13.00-14.00
  • 8/9, kl 9.00-10.00
  • 17/10, kl 17.30-18.00 
  • 8/11, 9.00-9.45
  • 24/11, 15.00-15.45 

Minutes of Nomination Committee meetings

Timetable for recruiting a new Deputy President

Official timetable (Dnr. V-2021-0300, Ks-code 1.3) for the recruitment of a new Deputy President - decided by the University Board at the board meeting of 24 August 2022.

The present Deputy President’s term of office expires on 31 December 2022. The University Board has appointed a Nomination Committee for the development of a proposal for a new President and Deputy President at the board meeting on 9 June 2021. After the University Board has decided to propose to the Government to hire a new President (KTH's University Board proposed to the government to appoint Anders Söderholm, professor of business administration and currently Director General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ), as the new President of KTH at the board meeting on 17 June 2022), the board must appoint the Nomination Committee to begin the work of proposing a prospective Deputy President. In this work, the proposed new President must be included as a member of the Nomination Committee, in accordance with the KTH rules of procedure  (item 12 and 12.2.).

The Deputy President must be appointed by the University Board in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (ch. 2 § 10).

Please note that the timetable may be adjusted due to unforeseen events, or if steps needs to be either updated or added to the process.

2022-08-30-2022-09-20
The employment profile established by the University Board is announced and advertised for applications and nominations.

As an employee or student at KTH, you have the opportunity to nominate candidates for the position as Deputy President at KTH. The nomination should be based on the current employment profile for the Deputy President assignment established by the University Board.

2022-10-05
University Board convenes

The Nomination Committee makes a short presentation, summarizing the selection of candidates submitted as proposals (applications and nominations) for the position of Deputy President.

October 2022

The Nomination Committee and the committee's external recruitment support interview candidates.

Before the Nomination Committee submits a final proposal to the University Board on who should be appointed Deputy President, the nomination committee must organize a presentation of the proposal and at that time procure viewpoints in writing from university teachers, other employees, students and employee organisations.

November 2022

2022-11-23
University Board convenes

The Nomination Committee submits a final proposal to the University Board. In association with this, the Nomination Committee is also to report how teachers and other employees, students and employee organisations have been consulted, what has been noted in association with this, and to report on how the gender equality aspect has been taken into account.

The University Board makes a formal decision on appointing the proposed person as Deputy President for a certain period of time.

2023-01-01
New Deputy President takes office

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