Published: 05-12-2014 13:55 | Updated: 05-12-2014 13:55

The election is over – at least for KI

The academic election year at Karolinska Institutet, during which deans, assistant deans and faculty representatives were voted onto the University Board and the three internal boards, drew to a close on 3 December.

The deans and assistant deans were elected back in the spring, and on 3 December the identities were established of the faculty members who will be sitting on the boards that the deans will be heading. This means that the boards of Higher Education, Doctoral Education and Research are now ready to set to work for their new term of office that will last from 1 January to 31 December 2017.

Earlier in the autumn it was also announced who will be representing the teachers on Karolinska Institutet’s highest executive body, the University Board, from the new year. Elias Arnér will be continuing for another three years, joined by new members Anna Karlsson and Lena Von Koch. All three were elected by KI’s teachers with voting rights in September by means of electronic ballot.

The faculty representatives on the internal boards were elected in turn by a nomination assembly comprising 67 departmental representatives.

The election of the deans last spring was decided after a consultative election by teachers with voting rights at Karolinska Institutet, whereupon the final decision was taken by Vice-Chancellor Anders Hamsten.