According to Lund University’s rules of procedure, an electoral college shall be in place, composed of a maximum of 48 members – 24 of them teaching staff with research or artistic expertise. It is also to include 12 members representing other staff. Students are given the opportunity to appoint 12 members. The term of office for the Electoral College is three years, with the exception of the student representatives.
The Electoral College fulfils the requirements of Chapter 2, Section 8 of the Higher Education Ordinance to consult teaching staff, other employees and students in the process of appointing a vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. The representatives of teaching staff with research and artistic expertise and of other staff on the Electoral College appoint teaching staff representatives to the University Board through elections, and are responsible for any by-elections.
During 2018, the electoral college will take part in developing an improved procedure for recruitment of the vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor.
Decision of the University Board on the appointment of a working group tasked with drafting a proposal for an improved procedure for recruitment of the vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor (In swedish. PDF 180 kB, new window)