The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: April 2016

Spring is in the air

The countdown for 30 April has begun, and the clock has been set up by Carolina Rediviva. These last days of April are truly brimming with activity. Last Monday, the admission statistics for the autumn were announced. Uppsala University has the largest number of applicants out of all Swedish seats of learning, even if the […]

UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents – Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Strategies

There are many admirable initiatives taken by universities in various parts of the world. One of these is the UN Global Colloquium of University Presidents. It is a series of thematic meetings alternately hosted by the universities of Brown, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Yale, and New York, and they gather Vice-Chancellors and special experts for workshops […]

Politician forum, Friday 8 April

We meet with Uppsala politicians on a regular basis, and on the morning of Friday 8 April, we enjoyed this spring semester’s breakfast meeting with representatives of Uppsala Municipality, Uppsala County Council, and the Swedish parliament. Current issues were addressed, and our input on the upcoming research bill was a natural topic of conversation. SciLifeLab […]

Management Council on track

The Management Council spent this week travelling through Germany and Switzerland, visiting some of Europe’s most prominent universities. The purpose of the trip was to draw comparisons, learn, gather inspiration, and find out what the most pressing issues of our hosts are. Processing and reflecting on all our impressions will take a few days. We […]

Uppsala University on Tour: Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture in Stockholm City Hall

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon recently gave this year’s Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture, with the heading: Evolving threats, timeless values: the United Nations in a changing global landscape. This year’s lecture was held in the ‘Blue Hall’ of Stockholm City Hall for invited guests and students, including H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, among […]