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Governance, management and operation

Malmö University is a public, state-owned institute. The parliament and the government determine the allocation of resources and the rules under which higher education in Sweden is offered. Malmö University is managed and operated in accordance to policy dictated by the Higher Education Ordinance. There are three levels of decision making at Malmö University the Board of Governance, the vice-chancellor, and faculty leadership.

Organisation and management 

Malmö University is led by Vice-Chancellor (Rektor) Kerstin Tham, who is appointed by the Government of Sweden. Nomination of the vice-chancellor is a process initiated and managed by the university board. The vice-chancellor is appointed to a term of six years.

The vice-chancellor is directly supported by senior management (see below) and also by an advisory management group that includes senior management, deans, a library director, and student representatives.

Strategic Advisory Councils

There are Strategic Advisory Councils (beredande organ) for Academic Affairs, Research, and Collaboration. These are chaired by the deputy vice-chancellor and the pro vice-chancellors. Their role is to prepare and submit proposals to the vice-chancellor.

National oversight and standards

The Swedish Higher Education Authority oversees quality, academic accreditation, legal compliance, student rights, and analysis and statistical data of higher education. The Swedish Council for Higher Education is responsible for admissions standards, admissions, exams for college-bound secondary students, international exchanges, evaluation of foreign academic programmes, diversity, and the pursuit of equality and fairness in university affairs. These two agencies provide a comprehensive structure and set of standard practices for universities in Sweden. Their roles and procedures are stipulated in the Swedish Higher Education Code (Högskoleförordningen). Swedish universities also operate under the Open Information-access Principle (Offentlighetsprincipen).