AlbaNova University Center is a research and education initiative run jointly by the Royal Institute of Technology(KTH)and Stockholm University(SU).
The cooperation between the two universities is reflected in the Center's organization.
AlbaNova is part of the university administration within the Royal Institute of Technology and has the status of a center within Stockholm University.
The departments/schools in AlbaNova are connected to the university organizations at each university(Stockholm University's Faculty of Science and the School Organization at KTH). The universities have, as before, control over allocation of funds, etc.
AlbaNova is led by a director. The director has a three-year tour of duty, is appointed jointly by KTH and SU and has KTH as employer.
The direcotr is assisted by a reference group, consisting of the school deans for the schools of biotechnology and engineering sciences, the heads of department of Fysikum and astronomy at SU.
The director's duties are as follows:
the daily operative responsibility for the common services provided within AlbaNova
responsibility for contacts with SU and KTH
responsibility for AlbaNova's external contacts
reports to and is a member of the board of AlbaNova
Tel: 08-5537 8647
The director of AlbaNova is supported by an administrative office, responsible for the common part of AlbaNova's administration.
The administrative office is part of KTH's organization.
Both its staff and the AlbaNova director are employed by KTH.
The departments' internal administrative work, for example budget, staffing plans, new positions, etc., is carried out within each department.
Tel: 08-5537 8424
A number of common facilities are the responsibility of the Center:
- Premises(including room booking)
- Central computer network
- Web publishing
- Internal services, switchboard, reception
- Post and deliveries
- Security guards
- Alarms, locks and security
- Refuse collection and recycling
The Center's library is run as part of the Stockholm University library.
Electronic media are handled by the Royal Institute of Technology's library.
Computer networking is organized centrally for the whole Center.
Other computer issues are handled by the departments.
The Mechanical Workshop is shared between the departments.
Organizationally associated with AlbaNova are also the House of Science , aiming at increasing the interest in science and technology among school and high school students, and Nordita , the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics.