The Department of Engineering has a number of local committees. You can read more about the committees below.
The working environment committee is charged with ensuring that current safety regulations are followed in the department. The tasks include:
It is important to note that all employees are responsible for the working conditions and safety in the department and should report to the representatives if a dangerous situation occurs.
Local working environment committee members
The local working environment committee consists of a chair who is appointed by the head of department, two management representatives, also appointed by the head of department, and one employee representative that is elected.
Working environment groups
We have three working environment groups: tool shops including the biogas facility, offices and laboratories. Each has at least one employee representative and one management representative.
The Industrial Co-operation Committee is charged with strengthening of the department's already extensive collaboration with the private sector.
The tasks include:
Industrial Co-operation Committee members
The committee consists of a chair who is appointed by the head of department and a representative from each of the four research sections.
The Research Committee is a closed forum within the department that serves as a research advisory committee for the Head of Department. The committee discusses topics such as:
Members of the Research Committee
The committee members are senior researchers/associated professors or professors from the four research sections. The Head of Department is a permanent member of the research committee.
The department forum is charged with ensuring the development of ideas, quality, transparency and legitimacy of all decisions on academic issues. The department forum is also responsible for ensuring the department's academic and social identity and cohesion.
The department forum discusses issues such as:
The department forum members
The head of department is permanent member of the forum.
TAP/AC TAP representatives:
The public sector consultancy committee is charged with coordinating public sector consultancy tasks internally and externally as well as with searching for new opportunities to expand the engineering public sector consultancy. The committee draws on research competences throughout the department and, therefore, the most important task of the committee is to ensure alignment of the engineering public sector consultancy with research and education.
Members of the public sector consultancy committee
The PhD committee is charged with ensuring the continuous development and quality of the department's PhD programme in close cooperation with the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST).
The tasks include:
PhD committee members
The PhD committee consists of four members from the permanent academic staff, typically professors, and up to three PhD students, and it is headed by a chairman. The committee is assigned a dedicated secretary to help solve the administrative tasks.
The liaison committee's work is based on the premise that management is carried out in close dialogue with the employees, and that employees actively contribute to the workplace development.
The committee conducts discussions on workplace conditions such as:
Liaison committee members
The main responsibility of the educations committee is to develop strong, research based, engineering Master programmes. The committee consists of the director of studies, the degree programme coordinators and the department’s heads of sections:
Degree Programme Coordinators
Heads of Sections
Aside from the overall educations committee, we also have a committee for each of our MSc degree programmes. Notice that Technical Geology is dealt with in the educations committee at the Department of Geology.
Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
Civil and Architectural Engineering