Today, December 3, the University Board has made the decision to appoint Niklas Ammert as new pro-vice-chancellor at Linnaeus University. Niklas Ammert is currently deputy vice-chancellor for education and learning and has also served as acting pro-vice-chancellor since April 2020.
There has been great interest in the commission as pro-vice-chancellor with a total of 11 nominated individuals, which then resulted in four well-qualified candidates who applied for the commission. The process has consisted of selection, interviews, and hearings.
“I’m very pleased to be able to welcome Niklas Ammert as new pro-vice-chancellor. Niklas is communicative and experienced in his role as leader and has a great commitment for questions relating to education and learning. Niklas is a leader who can motivate and enthuse both colleagues and other members of staff and I’m convinced that we will benefit greatly from his experience in our continued development”, says Peter Aronsson, vice-chancellor, who also led the recruitment group together with representatives from the organisation.
Niklas Ammert is professor of history and has previously been manager at the Office of Learning and Communication at Kalmar University College. He has also been head of department at the Department of Cultural Sciences, pro-dean at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and dean at the Board of Teacher Education. Since 2018, he is deputy vice-chancellor for education and learning at Linnaeus University.
“This is a commission that comes with great responsibility, and I feel very honoured to be given the opportunity to be part of the senior management team of an organisation with so many highly competent people”, says Niklas Ammert.
“I will work close to the vice-chancellor with questions concerning the whole university, with special focus on questions relating to education and learning, which are our largest operations. At the top of my list, is the question of how we can develop our selection of courses and programmes offered to achieve even higher quality and to link together education and research, with the aim to give our students the best possible development journey during their studies”, Niklas Ammert concludes.
Niklas Ammert takes office as pro-vice-chancellor on 1 January 2021 and the term of office extends until 31 December 2023. As pro-vice-chancellor, Niklas Ammert is the vice-chancellor’s deputy when the vice-chancellor is not in service.