Open webinars in economics for managers

During spring 2021, we offer managers at KI three webinars in economics: basics of University finances (in two parts) and basics of research finances. Read more and register here!

Basics of University finances (two parts)

This course will provide an overall understanding of how universities are financed.  

Part 1 

Part 1 includes themes such as university funding and how financial performance is measured. The aim is to strengthen the participants knowledge on how to make good financial decisions within KI’s financial context.

After the webinar the participants should know the following:

  • Where does the university's money come from?
  • Which factors determine income?
  • How is financial performance measured?
  • Some general financial and university-specific economical terms

Part 2

Part 2 builds on and deepens part 1. Participants will learn how financial performance is measured and will be given an overview of how joint costs are managed. The purpose is to strengthen the participant's financial competence so that they can thereby make better financial decisions.

After the webinar the participants should know the following:

  • Some basic financial terminology (a continuation from Part 1)
  • Basic university-specific financial terminology (a continuation from Part 1)
  • How the Swedish model for allocating joint costs works
  • How to interpret the different percentages for joint costs
  • What is co-funding?

Dates

Part 1: March 11th at 09.00 - 11.00 (in English)

Part 2: March 19th at 09.00 - 11.00 (in English)

Registration

You can register for all three webinars here. Please, note that the deadline for basics of University finances is on March 4th. 

Basics of research finances

This course will provide an insight into the financial side of research at a university. The course includes themes as research funding, project finances and allocation of joint costs in a research project. After the course, the participants should know the following:

  • How is research funded?
  • What is project finance?
  • How to manage the finances of externally funded projects
  • How the joint costs in externally funded projects are managed
  • What is co-funding of externally funded projects?

Date

April 16th at 09.00 - 11.00 (in English)

Registration

You can register for all three webinars here. Please, note that the deadline for basics of research finances is on April 9th. 

Facilitator

Maria Andersson is an economics educator, specializing in higher education economics. She is a trained economist and teaches business administration at Uppsala University. She has trained employees at various Swedish universities in economics for over 20 years.