With the appointment of Johan Redström as the new rector in
2015, Umeå Institute of Design also changes its leadership
structure. Since 2003 the leadership has been shared between a
rector and a head of department. The new structure removes this
division and instead introduces a rector group sharing the tasks
of managing and developing the school, including education,
research, collaboration and administration. The new collaborative
leadership model relates directly to the future of the subject of
industrial design, itself a collaborative effort. The new
leadership aims to position UID as an even more attractive and
exciting environment for students, staff and partners from all over
Johan Redström is
Rector of Umeå Institute of Design. As rector he formally
holds the overall responsibility for the school, with focus on
subject and strategic development.
is Vice rector. She handles operative issues, including staff and
economy, and functions as substitute for Rector when necessary.
Horst is Deputy rector for strategic collaboration. He
handles strategic and operative issues relating to external
collaborations and their contribution to developing design
education and research.
Karlsson is Deputy rector for subject development. She
leads our work with developing the design subject and design
education, with focus on long term quality and relevance.