Malin Hallén becomes new Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for education, quality and sustainability
Malin Hallén, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication studies – and now Chair of the Research and Education Board – will be the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for education, quality and sustainability from April 1.
”My ambition is to be able to contribute to the University’s continued development based on the experience I have from previous roles and assignments”.
”I am very pleased that Malin Hallén will be the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor as she will be a valuable addition to the University management. She has solid knowledge of education and quality queries through her time as Chair of the Research and Education Board (FUN), which is important in her new role,” says Vice-Chancellor Stephen Hwang.
Many years of experience
Malin Hallén’s connection to Halmstad University goes a long way back as she has been assigned several different positions and responsibilities over the past 25 years. Today, she is teaching at the programme Media and Communication Studies: Focus Health, while being active in several research projects.
”It feels both fun and exciting to step into this role but it is also a big challenge. The role entails a great responsibility for complex issues to which one must be humble. My ambition is to be able to contribute to the University’s continued development based on the experience I have from previous roles and assignments", says Malin Hallén.
Malin Hallén is currently Chair of the University’s Research and Education Board, a position she will leave when she becomes Deputy Vice-Chancellor. FUN’s Vice Chair, Marie Mattsson, will be acting chair the rest of the term of office, i.e. July 31, 2022. There will be a regular election to FUN later this spring.
Three years assignment
The assignment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor is three years with a possible extension and comprises approximately 60 percent of a full-time position. In addition to this role, Malin Hallén will continue to teach and participate in the research projects she is already involved in.
”I think it is very important as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor to continue to be involved in teaching and research and to still have an active connection to the University’s core operations. Thanks to previous managerial experiences, as well as being programme director, I have valuable insights into how different decisions affect the core operations”, says Malin.
A further change in the University management is that Anders Nelson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for collaboration, innovation and internationalisation, will become acting Pro Vice-Chancellor from April 1 until a new Pro Vice-Chancellor is appointed. Pro Vice-Chancellor Pernilla Nilsson has been appointed Secretary General of the Swedish Research Council from April 1. Anders Nelson retains his current responsibilities as acting Pro Vice-Chancellor.
Text: Helena Bengtsson
Picture: Dan Bergmark