Next week K2’s research group leaders and the heads of the teaching sections will meet for a strategy seminar. A main topic will be the organization of the institute. Quite a lot works well at the 2-year old K2, and I want to highlight the administrative services as a good example. Less successful is the dividing of the organizational structure into teaching sections and research groups. We wish to discuss the organizational structure as a whole with the aim of achieving a more operational and efficient institute structure which involves the research group leaders to a larger extent than before.
Another main issue is collaboration with other institutions. I wish for a tighter and more dynamic collaboration with the hospital sections attached to K2. This collaboration is currently probably working best at the smaller and professionalized departments such as the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Children’s Clinic, Medical Genetics and Rheumatology. However, a large potential for improvement exists regarding the collaboration with very large departments such as, for instance, the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Heart Disease. If all leaders at the hospital and the institutes were represented in each other’s leader groups, then this could perhaps promote this collaboration. Here we can learn from the exciting solutions they have in Trondheim, where hospital and university leadership collaborate very closely.
Nothing has been decided in advance. Thus, I hope for a creative and constructive seminar.
Head of Department