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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: June 2017

University Board meeting at SCAS

(Original Swedish post published 20 June.) Uppsala University has a new University Board, which took office on 1 May. Today we had our first meeting in the Thunberg Lecture Hall at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in the Botanical Garden, lovely in its early summer beauty. The new members were given a crash […]

Lärosäten Öst – enhanced cooperation between six higher education institutions

(Original Swedish post.) Yesterday I signed an agreement on cooperation – Lärosäten Öst (Higher Education Institutions East). The participants are Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Örebro University, Dalarna University, the University of Gävle and Mälardalen University. When a regional reorganisation of Sweden was under discussion a year or two ago, we vice-chancellors […]

Hamburg Transnational University Leaders Council

(Original Swedish post published 10 June.) The weeks speed by and with the graduation ceremonies past, the semester is nearing its end. But there’s still plenty going on at the University and summer holidays will have to wait until after Almedalen Week in July. We have a busy programme at Campus Gotland that week. Do […]

The Guild Forum and GA in Brussels

(Original Swedish post published 2 June.) The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, or the Guild, as we often call it, is a European university network that was established a year ago to give the university sector a stronger voice in Europe. At the end of the week, some of us from Uppsala University participated in […]

Quality and Renewal 2017 – on to the next phase

For two intensive and (at first) terribly chilly weeks in May, the University played host to more than 130 colleagues from about 20 different countries when the Q&R panels came to make their site visits. Each of the 19 panels spent five days in Uppsala to experience our research environments and talk with their representatives. […]