VICE-CHANCELLOR PROCESS. The Vice-Chancellor candidate Malin Broberg received a majority of the consultative assembly votes at a meeting in Vasaparken. The result of the vote is now submitted to the University Board, which will decide on 20 January which candidate to propose to the government.
The consultative assembly meeting on 11 January began with the Chair of the Board, Peter Larsson, giving a 30-minute account of the recruitment committee’s and the Board’s work to recruit a new Vice-Chancellor. He also answered questions from the consultative assembly about the process and the requirement profile.
Afterwards, the consultative assembly interviewed Vice-Chancellor candidates Malin Broberg and Åke Ingerman. The candidates were questioned one by one for an hour each.
Majority for Malin Broberg
After deliberation, the assembly took a vote at 2 pm. 65 of the 70 consultative assembly members in total participated in this.
The result was in Malin Broberg’s favour. She received 36 votes, Åke Ingerman 19 votes, and 10 representatives chose to cast a blank vote.
”We’ve had a rewarding discussion in the morning about the recruitment process and how it can be improved in the future. We then had two very good interviews where both candidates had the opportunity to show what they want to do and how they see the university’s organisation and development,” says Jenny Nyström, Chair of the consultative assembly.
The consultative assembly’s role is to be advisory to the Board. The assembly’s position is now communicated to the Board. On 20 January 2023, the University Board will make the decision on which candidate to propose to the Government, which makes the formal decision.
The new Vice-Chancellor will take office on 1 July 2023.
The two candidates in short
Malin Broberg was born in 1971 and is Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Gothenburg since 2018.
She studied for her Master’s degree at Umeå University and is a licensed clinicial psychologist. In 2004, she got her PhD in Psychology at University of Gothenburg. Malin Broberg is Professor in Psychology since 2013. Her research spans several areas, such as how the Swedish welfare system works for families with disabled children, how different individuals handle stress, and how brain damage affects children’s development.
Malin Broberg has spent periods of time abroad, mostly in the USA. From 2013 to 2016, she was research coordinator at the Region of Västra Götaland’s habilitation and health administration. For three years, she has been the Secretary of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IASSIDD).
Åke Ingerman was born in 1973 and is Dean at the Faculty of Education at University of Gothenburg since 2015.
He studied his Master’s degree at Chalmers. Åke Ingerman got his PhD in Physics with specialization in education at the same university in 2002. In 2011, he became Professor in Science and Technology Education at University of Gothenburg. His research is about students’ meeting disciplinary knowledge in science and technology.
Åke Ingerman has spent long periods of time abroad, in Australia and South Africa among other places. Since 2013, he is Chair of the steering committee for Kriterium, a platform for the review, publication, and dissemination of high-quality academic books. From 2021 until 2023, he is external reviewer of the doctoral education at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
FACTS CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY
Before the Board submits its proposal for the next Vice-Chancellor, teachers, other staff, and students are consulted. At the University of Gothenburg, this takes place in a consultative assembly.
The consultative assembly, which is appointed by election, consists of 70 members—30 teacher representatives, 20 students and 20 other staff.
Originally published on: studentportal.gu.se
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