Nordita has a governing Board, appointed jointly by the President/Vice-chancellor of the host universities KTH and Stockholm University, with one representative and one alternate member from each of the five Nordic countries, nominated by the respective research councils.
The Chairman of the Board is nominated by the Joint Committee of the Nordic Natural Science Research Councils, NOS-N. The tasks of the Board include long-range planning, approving the annual budget, and deciding appointments of scientific staff following an agreed-on procedure with the host universities.
The Nordita board nominates a Director who is appointed by the President/Vice-chancellor of KTH and Stockholm University. The director provides scientific leadership and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the institute. The Nordita board appoints a Deputy Director to work with the Director.
Our Director and Deputy Director
The Nordita board nominates a Director who is appointed by the President/Vice-chancellor of KTH and Stockholm University. The director provides scientific leadership and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the institute.
The Nordita board appoints a Deputy Director to work with the Director.
Research Subfield Committees
The Nordic physics community provides direct input into Nordita's scientific activities through four Nordic Research Subfield Committees, appointed by the Nordita board, each of which has five Nordic physicists. The tasks of the Research Committees include evaluating post-doctoral fellowship applications and scientific program proposals, and providing expert advice in their respective areas.
Nordita has a Scientific Advisory Committee of prominent scientists from the international physics community. Since its formation in 2007, the Scientific Advisory Committee has visited Nordita twice, in August 2007 and 2008, and met with academic and administrative staff along with members of the Nordita Board.
At these meetings, the Scientific Advisory Committee has reviewed and commented on a wide range of issues concerning Nordita in Stockholm and provided valuable input into Nordita's research strategy and future plans. Committee members are also being consulted between meetings via e-mail.
Nordita arranges a large number of scientific programs, extended workshops of up to 4 weeks, with a wide array of subjects in theoretical physics and affiliated subjects. Each year, with a deadline in November or December, the scientific community is invited to submit proposals for future scientific programs.
It is the task of the Nordita programs committee to make an independent review of the submitted program proposals. Based on the report and recommendations of the committee, the Nordita board then decides which programs will be funded.