Management of School of Science

Strategic and operative management

The school's strategic and operative management follows an annual clock that is based on the university's quality system.

In the beginning of the calendar year, the university's units self-assess their strategy implementation with the help of the previous year's results, key performance indicators (KPIs) and feedback. These self-assessments are gathered together and reviewed as a whole by the President's Management Team (PMT) in the university review. The school's own annual review is discussed in the schools Management Team and Education Management Team early in the year and summarized in the school's staff meeting. 

In the spring, the school holds departmental strategy dialogues between the dean and the departments to discuss strategic implementation plans for the departments and to prepare for setting targets for the school. In addition, the dean visits each of the school's strategic initiatives. The school's strategic implementation plan, Our plan, is compiled based on these discussions. It includes quantitative and qualitative objectives as well as proposals for tenure track slots.

The school's strategic implementation plan serves as the foundation of the university dialogue, which is held between the university leadership and the school in late spring. The university dialogue centres on setting objectives for the next year and agreeing on a joint plan for the following three years. The next year's objectives and resources are finalised by the PMT and documented in the university's target agreement.

The university's budget is approved by the Aalto University Board in early June and the school's funding allocation to departments is finalized in late June.

In the autumn the dean and vice deans visit each department to discuss the longer term strategic plans.

Link to our Annual Clock (Sharepoint for Aalto users)

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University Review

Aalto University evaluates the implementation of the strategy utilising the feedback and results from the previous year.

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Annual strategic processes

Get to know Aalto University's annual strategic planning processes and strategy documentation, monitoring and reporting.

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