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Management and leadership development

This page provides information about management and leadership development at Lund University.

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Professional development

Demands for well-developed leadership and management skills at the University are increasing. This applies across the organisation, from departments and strong research environments to laboratories and administrative services.

In accordance with Lund University’s strategic plan, leaders and managers in all parts of the University and at all levels are to develop in their roles through training and support. Professional development is offered in the form of a number of courses and programmes. These can be found in Kompetensportalen (the Professional Development Portal).

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Guidelines for management positions at Lund University 

The Guidelines for Management Positions are to apply to all managers at Lund University, regardless of the type of management position, organisational level or organisational affiliation. A manager is a person with responsibility for operations, staff and budgets.

Guidelines for management positions at Lund University. Decision 2024-01-11. (PDF 157 kB, new tab)

Policy for academic leadership at Lund University

The aim of the policy is to set out Lund University’s expectations of the expertise that characterises successful and well-developed academic leadership. The policy covers all leadership positions and is to be used as support in developing, inspiring and recruiting new leaders. 

Policy for academic leadership at Lund University. Decision 2024-01-11. (PDF 170 kB, new tab)

Courses and programmes

On HR-webben, a Lund University Swedish website for HR-functions and managers, you get an overview of courses and programmes (some of which are given in English) for managers and leaders, based on the Guidelines for Management Positions at Lund University

Read more about courses and programmes  for managers, in English, on HR-webben


Coaching is also on offer to help you develop in your role.

Read more about coaching for managers, on HR-webben


If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.