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Organisation

Activities related to research, education and cooperation (outreach) with the wider community are grouped into Faculties. The Faculty of Humanities is one of eight Faculties at the University of Gothenburg.

Each Faculty consists of: a Faculty Board, the Departments that are included in each respective Faculty’s area of activity, as well as the Centres of Expertise and Research and the Units the Faculty is responsible for. The work carried out within the Faculty is led by the Dean.

Collegiality is to constitute the basis for drafting bodies, Department Councils and Faculty Boards.

Student influence shall be assured in all drafting and decision-making bodies.

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Gothenburg consists of six Departments and several Centres of Expertise and Research.

The Departments  is led by the Head of Department.

The work carried out within the Faculty is led by the Dean Marie Damker.

The Faculty Board receives administrative support from the Faculty Office of Humanities.

Faculty Board of Humanities

The Faculty Board is responsible for strategic planning, overall governance, and the quality assurance of education, research and cooperation (outreach) activities. The Faculty Board is a collegially-based body with a majority of its members having scholarly or artistic competence.  The Faculty Board also constitutes a forum for the discussion and coordination of Faculty activities and operations.

The work conducted by the Faculty Board shall take place within the framework of the University’s goals and strategies, as well as within the assignment commissioned by the University Board and the Vice-Chancellor.

The Dean Marie Demker is Chair of the Faculty Board.
 

The Faculty Board comprises the following members:

Dean Marie Demker, Professor in Political Science

Pro-Dean Göran Larsson, Professor in Religious studies

Åsa Andersson, Senior lecturer in Cultural Studies

Gunilla Hermansson, Professor in Comparative literature

Susanna Karlsson, Senior lecturer in Swedish

Staffan Larsson, Professor in Computational Linguistics

Göran Malmstedt, Professor in history

Martin Nordeborg, Senior lecturer in Japanese

Student representatives:

Jacob Jonsson, doctoral student

Linda Jansson, student

Daniel Johansson, student

Trade unions representatives:

Solveig Persson, OFR-S

Erik Pålsson, SACO

Secretary:

Eva Englund
Faculty Office of Humanities
BO 200, 405 30 Göteborg
Phone: 46-31-786 1003
E-mail: eva.englund@hum.gu.se

Faculty Management

The Faculty of Humanities management consists of the Dean, Pro dean, Associate Deans appointed by the Dean and the Head of the Faculty Office.

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Marie Demker
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Dean

Marie Demker
Professor of Political Science

Marie Demker has the operational and overall responsibility within the Faculty Board's area of activity.

Demker is chair of the Academic Appointments Board at the Faculty of Humanities.

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Göran Larsson
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Pro-Dean

Göran Larsson

Professor of Religious studies

Göran Larsson is responsible for is responsible for educational issues at the Postgraduate levels at the Faculty.

Larsson is chair of the Faculty Board's Committee for Postgraduate Education and chair of the Local Work Environment Committee for Work Environment Block I. He is also a member of the Committee for PhD (Third-Cycle/Doctoral) Education and a member of the International Council at the University of Gothenburg.

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Åsa Wengelin
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Associate Dean for Research

Åsa Wengelin
Professor of Swedish language

Åsa Wengelin is responsible for research issues.

Wengelin is chairman of the Faculty Board's Committee for research and a member of the Research Board at the University of Gothenburg.

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Pauli Kortteinen
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Associate Dean for Education

Pauli Kortteinen
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Pauli Kortteinen is responsible for educational issues at the undergraduate and advanced levels at the Faculty.

Kortteinen is chair of the Faculty Board's Committee for education at undergraduate and advanced level and a member of the University Board of Education at the University of Gothenburg.

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Anna Nording
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Head of the Faculty Office

Anna Nordling

Provides administrative support in both strategic and operational matters. Provides administrative support to the dean's head of department.

 

External Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Humanities

The External Advisory Committee, with its composition of external members, shall be an initiated discussion party and an advisory support for the faculty's and faculty management's strategic work regarding the humanities' societal relevance in the broadest sense. The Committee's work will increase the contact areas with the surrounding society and create new ways to reach out with humanistic knowledge in society.

The dean is the chair of the Committee. Pro- and associate deans can be co-opted.

Members:

  • Stefan Gustavsson, Head of Business Policy, The West Sweden Chamber of Commerce
  • Katarina Hoflin, Head of Culture, Västra Götaland Region
  • Susanne Rappman, bishop, diocese of Gothenburg
  • Frida Röhl, artistic director, Folkteatern Göteborg
  • Hamid Zafar, Head of Children and Education, Mullsjö Municipality

 

Head of Department

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Fredrik Engström
Departement of Historical Studies: Henrik Janson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Mats Björkin
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Katarina Leppänen
Department of Languages and Literatures: Katharina Vajta
Department of Swedish: Karin Helgesson

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Lena Eriksson
Departement of Historical Studies: Anders Gustafsson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Erika Alm
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Arne Rasmusson
Department of Languages and Literatures: Petra Platen
Department of Swedish: Tommaso Milani

Associate Head of Department for Education

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Martin Kaså
Departement of Historical Studies: Lars Nyström
Department of Cultural Sciences: Erika Alm
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion:Daniel Enstedt
Department of Languages and Literatures: Petra Platen
Department of Swedish: Mikael Nordenfors

Associate Head of Department for Doctoral Studies

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Lena Eriksson
Departement of Historical Studies: Lars Hermanson
Department of Cultural Sciences: Erika Alm
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Arne Rasmusson
Department of Languages and Literatures: Malin Petzell
Department of Swedish: Stina Ericsson

Associate Head of Department for Research

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science: Ragnar Francén
Departement of Historical Studies: Maria Sjöberg
Department of Cultural Sciences: Tobias Pontara
Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Johan Kärnfelt
Department of Languages and Literatures: Fredrik Fällman
Department of Swedish:Tommaso Milani

Associate Head of Department for Cooperation

Departement of Historical Studies: vakant
Department of Languages and Literatures: Fredrik Fällman

Associate Head of Department for Teacher Training

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion: Carina Agnesdotter
Department of Swedish: Mikael Nordenfors

Centres of Expertise and Research

A centre of expertise and research serves as a meeting point for students and researchers as well as representatives from the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Centres of expertise and research are cross-disciplinary and may include several academic subjects, faculty areas and higher education institutions.