The Vice-Chancellor's Blog

Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: October 2016

Gender mainstreaming in progress

Today our enlarged Management Council received a visit from two people from the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at the University of Gothenburg, which has been commissioned to support higher education institutions in their work on gender mainstreaming. This was included in the University’s appropriation directions for 2016. The government singles out certain areas as […]

Future issues up for debate and decision at University Board meeting

Every term the University Board has an extended meeting away from Uppsala to provide an opportunity for a more in-depth discussion of strategic issues for the future. This time we travelled to Lund and yesterday we completed the more formal part of the meeting. As usual, I kicked off the meeting with the Vice-Chancellor’s report […]

Uppsala University’s model for educational evaluation

(Original Swedish post published 25 October, English version published 8 November.) Today I took a decision adopting Uppsala University’s model for educational evaluation, guidelines and financing. Many people have paved the way for this decision over a period of several years. For instance, the CrED panel, which proposed it back in 2012, and the working […]

IVA delegation on Gotland, Health Summit and more

(Original Swedish post published 16 October, English version published 9 November.) Each year, King Carl Gustaf makes two trips organised by IVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences) – one abroad and one in Sweden. This year the destinations were Japan and Gotland, and the Vice-Chancellor had the pleasure of participating in both. Unfortunately […]

Nobel prizes, deans meeting and the Zorn Museum

(Original Swedish post published 7 October, English version published 9 November.) This week the winners of this year’s Nobel prizes for scientific discoveries for the “benefit of humanity” were revealed. It’s always just as exciting. Now we know who will receive the Nobel prizes in medicine, physics and chemistry. On Monday the winner of the […]