Professional services and University Library
The administrative departments and offices provide professional support and services to faculties, schools, departments and offices throughout our organisation. They also service directly to students and other stakeholders of the University.
Campus Services provides support and services to the university’s students and organisational units within the following areas: cleaning, logistics, caretaker services, postal distribution, printing and copying services, compendium sales, production of theses, storage and sales of theses and publication series and printing services. Campus Services is also responsible for premises planning and renting out facilities or exhibition space, accessibility, furniture and fittings, moving coordination and services, accommodation for visiting research fellows and exchange students, and security coordination.
Department for External Financing
Grants Office is included in the Department for External Financing.
Grants Office aims to maximise the ability of researchers and research environments to obtain external funding for their research. We do this by providing long-term planning and strategies for funding, quality control, advice and support throughout the application process from project concept to contract negotiation. Grants Office also manages applications and language review services.
The Executive Office supports and assists the vice-chancellor in the university’s strategic management through systematic internal and external analysis and long-term relationship building. The office is responsible for coordination of the University Board activities, coordination in developing university-wide strategies, policies and similar steering documents, coordination of the university’s quality and operational planning processes as well as strategy implementation and internal governance and control. The Executive Office performs advanced analyses and investigations, is responsible for parts of the university’s reporting to ministries and authorities, and for the strategic management of the university’s collaboration mandate. In addition to the above, the vice-chancellor has identified several particularly strategically important areas, with the appointed academic leaders coming under the Executive Office.
The Finance Office provides support and development to organisational units regarding support for long-term financial planning, support for budgeting and follow-up of financial results, annual accounts, financial reporting and payments, procurement/contract coordination and documentation for reporting to ministries and authorities.
Human Resources offers the university’s organisational units support and service in areas that relate to personnel policy and labour law issues, including recruitment, work environment, salary, competence development, contract termination, negotiation, cooperation with trade unions, supporting information for reports to ministries and authorities.
Department for Digitalisation and IT
The Department for Digitalisation and IT is the university’s IT support organisation and strives to ensure that the university has a modern and cost-effective IT environment. The IT environment includes both the workplace for both staff and students, the technical infrastructure and effective IT support for teaching, research and administrative services. The department is responsible for both operational and administrative IT as well as AV and telephony.
The Faculty Office is home to faculty support, quality coordination and the Centre for Academic Development. Our mandate is to provide support for the strategic development of education and research in the long term. It also includes coordination of systematic quality management efforts for continuous quality development within the university’s operations.
Faculty support is organised into three units, one for each faculty. Responsibilities include providing support for meetings, preparing matters for decision by the faculty board or dean, drafting and revising internal key documents, and providing support in the interpretation of internal as well as national rules and regulations.
The Centre for Academic Development provides support for professional academic development at the university. Our aim is to boost awareness, competence and skills among faculty in terms of higher education pedagogy and didactics for high-quality teaching, examination and assessment.
Legal Office manage and develop the university’s archives and records management, and provide the university with legal support as well as support regarding GDPR.
Office for Communication and Collaboration
The Office for Communication and Collaboration coordinates the university’s collaboration mission, in close cooperation with academia for the dissemination and innovation of research results in society. The office also oversees and develops Örebro University’s brand, striving to increase the university’s attractiveness. To accomplish this, we carry out marketing, student recruitment, profiling, external and internal communication, news, media, web, social media, graphic design and translation. In addition, the office coordinates collaboration with business and the community as well as provides event services.
Student Services provides services such as admission, student introduction, examination administration, support for students with disabilities, general study guidance, handling incoming and outgoing student exchange and issuing of degree certificates.
Student Services is also responsible for the Swedish scholastic aptitude test, administration of the systems for student records, course information, admissions and the student portal. In addition, the Student Services Centre is managed by Student Services.
The University Library supports students, teachers, researchers and others with scientific information and information retrieval training. The library also provides support for issues related to scientific publishing and open access. We are responsible for the publication database DiVA and coordinating responsibility for e-duty (Electronic Legal Deposit). The library’s Academic Writing Centre provides support in academic writing for students and doctoral students.