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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: July 2018

Open access to research – cancellation of agreement with Elsevier

A few weeks ago it was confirmed that Swedish universities are without an agreement with the publisher Elsevier. The cancellation of the agreement – after prolonged and tough negotiations – is due to two reasons: first, the universities want to make it clear that the runaway escalation of costs is both unreasonable and unsustainable, and […]

Guest post: How do we solve antibiotic resistance?

This week we welcome guest bloggers to the Vice-Chancellor’s Blog. Our guests have all participated in Uppsala University’s various events during Almedalen Week on Gotland and share their impressions from the events. You can also follow them o n the web at www.uu.se/almedalen “Medicine as we know it today completely relies on working antibiotics”, this […]

Guest post: Professor Peter Bergsten: Children’s health – our future

This week we welcome guest bloggers to the Vice-Chancellor’s Blog. Our guests have all participated in Uppsala University’s various events during Almedalen Week on Gotland and share their impressions from the events. You can also follow them on the web at www.uu.se/almedalen I’ve participated in Almedalen Week for the first time. It was fascinating. Just […]

Guest post: The Swedish Carbon Cycle arrives in Almedalen: reflections on local and national (in)action on climate change

Over the past two weeks, Uppsala university’s Zennström professor Kevin Anderson has cycled between a number of cities and regions in Sweden to meet with citizens, municipalities, county boards and companies to discuss opportunities and challenges in the face of a changing climate. This two-wheeled journey ran under the banner of “The Swedish Carbon Cycle” […]

Guest post: Campus Gotland 5 years old

Five years ago, Gotland University College became part of Uppsala University and Campus Gotland saw the light of day. The five year that have passed since then have been full of very intensive, successful and sometimes challenging work. Uppsala University has great ambitions for its education and research activities on Gotland. The University’s main goal […]