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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: November 2013

Meetings at Makerere University

Peter Sundin, Stefan Swartling Peterson and Ulrika Ouline from Uppsala are with me (Eva) in Uganda, where we have had a busy and interesting day in Kampala. A few hours after arriving yesterday we attended a reception organized by the Swedish Embassy, on the occasion of Göran Hägglund’s visit with the Swedish Health Care delegation. […]

Meeting of the Deans in Sigtuna: autonomy and quality

Once per semester a retreat is arranged for the deans, which in reality is Uppsala University’s big management meeting. Besides the deans of the nine faculties, which explains the name of the meeting, the proceedings are attended by the University Management, the advisers to the Vice-chancellor, and everyone involved in the academic leadership structure at […]

Autonomy 2.0

The Vice-Chancellor’s dialogue with our senators was held under the heading of Autonomy 2.0. Now that the University’s comments regarding higher-education foundations has been submitted, it’s important for us not to allow the discussion to end. We need to keep it going. In an opinion piece in UNT, together with the vice-chancellors of the Karolinska […]

U4 meeting in Ghent

The annual meeting of vice-chancellors in the U4 on Sunday-Monday represents an excellent opportunity to consolidate contacts among the vice-chancellors in this now five-year-old network. Sibrand Poppema (vice-chancellor at Groningen) is now the veteran of the group; Ulrike Beisiegel (Göttingen) and I (Eva) have been part of this for two years, while Anne De Paepe […]

Installation of professors and conferment of prizes

On Friday the installation of new professors and prize awards took place under solemn and festive forms in our beautiful Grand Auditorium in the University Main Building.   Brilliant installation lectures were given by three of the new professors: Mohammad Fazlhashemi: The Paradigm Shirt and Saving Theological Interpretations. Gunilla Enblad: Major Advances in the Treatment […]

Swedish Excellence Seminar in Brazil

During Monday and Tuesday the Swedish Excellence Seminar took place in São Paulo, Brazil. This was a joint arrangement between Lund University, the Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Halmstad University and Uppsala University. Several of our scientists gave lectures: Johan Rönnelid , Olle Eriksson, Carlos Moyses Araujo , Bryndis Birnir , Janaine Goncalves and […]

10th anniversary of the Anders Wall lecture on entrepreneurship

This afternoon the Anders Wall lecture on entrepreneurship celebrated its 10th anniversary. The University Hall was filled to the last seat, and we got to enjoy inspiring and creative lectures of various kinds. This year’s Anders Wall lecturers were Anders Wahlroos, Nordea, Sampo Group and UPM, Mernosh Saatchi, Humblestorm, Linus Holmsäter, Heyrobic, Mia Brunell, Kinnevik, […]