The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: May 2014

Degree conferment celebration for new PhDs

This morning, the festivities related to the degree conferment celebration started at 7 am with a salute from the castle. 38 shots were fired, they represents the number of participating faculties and jubilee doctors at today’s celebration. An hour later the bells started ringing in the cathedral. The ringing lasted for ten minutes, and probably […]

Visit from Hallym University

Today May 22, we received a delegation from Hallym University, South Korea in conjunction with the Sixth Uppsala-Hallym symposium on ”Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine” where a number of world-leading researchers will present. For all of you that have the possibility, I can really recommend the symposium tomorrow May 23 at the Rudbeck Laboratory . […]

Education Policy and Inauguration

Yesterday was a very interesting day at work. In the morning, we discussed politics with Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democratic party, Ardalan Shekarabi, Member of Parliament and Vivianne Macdisi, County Commissioner. They sought to discuss the university’s role in the knowledge region of Uppsala, how does the university spur innovations and new […]

Walpurgis Eve

Now we have celebrated the arrival of the spring in Uppsala, even though the spring weather temporarily receded (but the snow seems to melt away quickly). It was an eventful day with many activities on the agenda; student floats running the Fyris River, herring lunch, the donning of the caps at Carolina Rediviva, visits to […]