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Strengthening of Research and Advanced Education in Public Administration in West Sweden (KOLV)

The School of Public Administration has had a collaboration agreement with municipalities in the Gothenburg and Västra Götaland regions since 1995. The agreement provides the department with opportunities to develop its research and education activities and has been of great importance for the expansion and quality developments that have taken place within the School of Public Administration.

The agreement stipulates that funds allocated should be primarily used to finance professorships. The agreement also gives examples of relevant research fields, but it is left to the researchers and the department to decide the areas within which initiatives should be focused. One important task is to disseminate research findings and the School of Public Administration’s “Day” has been an element in the collaboration agreement. It is now implemented annually with a large number of participants from the municipalities involved.

The School of Public Administration’s Day

The School of Public Administration’s Day is an element in disseminating knowledge and creating meeting places between practitioners and academics. We therefore particularly target elected representatives and officials in municipalities in the Gothenburg and Västra Götaland regions – i.e. our collaborative partners. We also invite everyone within the University of Gothenburg, both staff and students, to participate, as well as interested parties from other authorities and companies. Read more here (in Swedish).

Professors in Public Administration

The resources provided by KOLV have given the School of Public Administration a unique opportunity to link up research and education in order to ensure a complete academic environment. Current KOLV professors are Rolf Solli, Stig Montin and Östen Ohlsson.


The aim of the programmes that are offered at the School of Public Administration is to give the students a breadth of knowledge about economics, law, politics and administration. A student who has obtained a degree from the School of Public Administration has every reason to be called an expert in the functioning of the public sector. We deliver programmes at first, second and third cycle within Public Administration. Read more here.

Page Manager: Henrik Sandgren|Last update: 6/29/2010

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