The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Guest blog: Equal opportunities

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed six Advisers to the Vice-Chancellor to work with the University Management on a number of university-wide issues. These are Campus Gotland (Olle Jansson), internationalisation (Anders Backlund), equal opportunities (Cecilia Wejryd), research infrastructure (Kristina Edström), sustainability (Anna Rutgersson) and good research practice (Stefan Eriksson). During the spring, they are appearing as guest […]

University Board meeting on Gotland

(Original Swedish post published 26 April.) Once a semester, the University Board meets for an extended overnight conference with study visits and strategic discussions. This time we were on Gotland. After the flight to Visby, the bus ride across Gotland, and a windy and chilly ferry crossing to the island of Fårö, we were met […]

Honorary fellows at Uppsala exhibition in Tokyo

(Original Swedish post published 24 April.) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (writing) is on a flying visit to Japan to attend the opening of the exhibition “The Art of Natural Science in Sweden: Treasures from Uppsala University”. The official opening took place on Monday evening (Japanese time), in the presence of a hundred or so invited guests, […]

A perfect conference with heads of department

(Original Swedish post published 22 April.) Whether or not it was a perfect overnight conference is a question for the heads of department to answer, not us, but the sign that greeted us on our arrival certainly raised our expectations. It read ‘Perfekt internat’. (As you may know, the Swedish word for ‘head of department’ […]

Guest blog: University for sustainability

(Original Swedish post published 13 April.) The Vice-Chancellor has appointed six Advisers to the Vice-Chancellor to work with the University management on a number of University-wide issues. These are Campus Gotland (Olle Jansson), internationalisation (Anders Backlund), equal opportunities (Cecilia Wejryd), research infrastructure (Kristina Edström), sustainability (Anna Rutgersson) and good research practice (Stefan Eriksson). During the […]

Input to the government inquiry on governance and resources (STRUT)

(Original Swedish post published 27 March.) On 4 January 2018, the government inquiry on governance and resources (STRUT) presented a proposed general model. The proposal is intended to serve as a basis for continued dialogue and is described in the report as an outline designed to encourage different stakeholders to present comments that will help […]

Double EU funding for research and education

The EU budget for research, innovation and education needs to be doubled. This could lead to 650,000 new jobs and enable the EU to become a global leader in areas like sustainable energy, smart buildings and vehicles, infectious diseases, and the circular economy. An investment of this kind would also stimulate more inclusive societies, increase […]

Bissen Brainwalk, Open Day, Friends of Uppsala University

(Original Swedish post) A university like ours buzzes with activity nearly every day of the year. It can be fun to have a look at our events page now and then to see everything that’s going on – see http:// www.kalendarium.uu.se On Thursday the University held its annual Open Day – an event designed to […]

Wintry day in Visby for the Management Council

(Original Swedish post) At least once a year, the Management Council meets on Gotland. Last Monday, it was time again. We left Uppsala early in the morning and arrived in a beautiful, snowy Visby in time for mid-morning coffee. Before lunch, the Management Council held its ordinary meeting. The main question on the agenda was […]

Deans Day in the Humanities Theatre

(Original Swedish post) The Humanities Theatre is one of the University’s new meeting places for boundary-crossing dialogue and discussion. It was also the venue for the spring semester’s deans meeting. This is an occasion that brings together the University management, all the deans, vice-deans, student representatives and senior officers for mutual exchange of information and […]

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