The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: May 2016

The Brazil-Sweden Excellence Seminar is underway (2)

The well-attended seminar began this Tuesday morning with a good deal of ceremony, including national anthems and introductory addresses. Speakers representing the Swedish side were ambassador Per-Arne Hjelmborn and Helen Dannetun, Vice-Chancellor of Linköping University. The Brazilian side fielded Hernan Chaimovich, chairman of the research council CNPq, Jailson Bittancourt de Andrade, from the Ministry of […]

Arriving in Brasilia

The Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum, SACF, is a joint strategic venture between six Swedish universities (Chalmers, KTK, Linköping, Lund, Stockholm, and Uppsala) with the aim of stimulating international collaborations with a number of countries in Asia and South America. Following meetings in South Korea, China (Shanghai), Singapore, and Indonesia, this week will see a fifth […]

Spring has arrived!

Indeed, spring has well and truly arrived. We could not have hoped for a better Walpurgis Eve. Beautiful weather, record-breaking attendance figures, and few incidents according to the police. Many people have requested making a tradition out of OD’s concert on the steps of Carolina Rediviva following the Donning of the Caps – and I […]