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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: February 2016

Matariki meeting in New Zeeland, quality debate in Sweden

Matariki (‘The Seven Sisters’) is a network of seven universities gathered around the vision of ‘partnering for a better world’. The initiative was taken by the University of Otaga, New Zeeland, and after a careful selection process, six additional seats of learning were tied to the network: Dartmouth, Queens, Durham, Tübingen, Uppsala and Western Australia. […]

Last Conferment Ceremony before the Grand Auditorium closes

The Winter Conferment Ceremony was held last Friday. 76 new PhDs and 18 honorary doctors were bestowed wreaths and hats, and nine additional awardees received medals and honours. The Vice-Chancellor, Eva Åkesson, held a speech in the Grand Auditorium in front of an audience that among others included Helene Hellmark Knutsson, the Swedish Minister for […]

Seminar with the Management Council

At the start of every semester, the Vice-Chancellor’s Management Council gathers for a seminar lunch to lunch. It is an opportunity to have in-depth discussions and together reflect on pressing questions of future strategic importance. We began by discussing Campus Gotland. About a year ago, the Management Council held a meeting in Visby. That meeting […]