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Uppsala University, Sweden

First University Board meeting of the autumn

Today the University Board convened in the Segerstedt Building for its first meeting of the autumn. When we next meet, we will be able to return to our meeting room in the renovated University Main Building. But it was pleasing to be able to show the Board our fine new Segerstedt Building. As usual, I […]

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Opinion piece in UNT: Itchy-fingered interference

(Original Swedish post published 11 September.) Yesterday we wrote in the local newspaper UNT about itchy-fingered interference. Read the article in UNT or read it below. A new semester has started and we have welcomed our expectant new students to the University and to an education that will give them the skills and independence they […]

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With STUNS in Berlin

(Original Swedish post published 10 September.) On 4–6 September the Foundation for Collaboration between the Universities in Uppsala, Business, and the Public Sector (STUNS) made a study visit to Berlin. The delegation was made up of 18 people from the STUNS Governing Board and Planning Group, led by County Governor Göran Enander. Uppsala University was […]

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It’s all happening in Uppsala!

(Original Swedish post published 2 September.) The semester is under way in earnest and our freshers have been properly welcomed to Campus Gotland and Uppsala. It’s always fun every year to welcome our new students, who come to us full of expectation from all over the world. We have received many visits this week. On […]

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We welcome our students

Uppsala is reawakening from its summer slumbers as the city fills up again with students. Tomorrow I will welcome the first-year students in the newly renovated University Main Building. Yesterday Anders welcomed our record number of international students there, in a packed Grand Auditorium. On Monday it will be time to welcome the students at […]

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New semester with renewed vigour

Welcome back after the holidays! I hope you’ve all had a good summer. The students have started to arrive in Uppsala and Visby. Many of our new students are in urgent need of somewhere to live. Even temporary housing for a week or two can be of great help in solving the problem and helping our […]

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EU days in Brussels

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Eva and Anders were in Brussels, along with vice-chancellors, deputy vice-chancellors and/or research secretaries (or equivalents) from Sweden’s twelve research universities. The visit gave us a chance to listen to Swedish officials in Brussels (from the Permanent Representation of Sweden, the joint office of the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems and […]

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University Board meeting at SCAS

(Original Swedish post published 20 June.) Uppsala University has a new University Board, which took office on 1 May. Today we had our first meeting in the Thunberg Lecture Hall at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in the Botanical Garden, lovely in its early summer beauty. The new members were given a crash […]

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Lärosäten Öst – enhanced cooperation between six higher education institutions

(Original Swedish post.) Yesterday I signed an agreement on cooperation – Lärosäten Öst (Higher Education Institutions East). The participants are Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Örebro University, Dalarna University, the University of Gävle and Mälardalen University. When a regional reorganisation of Sweden was under discussion a year or two ago, we vice-chancellors […]

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Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council

(Original Swedish post published 10 June.) The weeks speed by and with the graduation ceremonies past, the semester is nearing its end. But there’s still plenty going on at the University and summer holidays will have to wait until after Almedalen Week in July. We have a busy programme at Campus Gotland that week. Do […]

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