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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: January 2020

Time for Winter Conferment Ceremony

Early this morning, cannon salutes and Cathedral bells resounded across Uppsala. Today we have celebrated 84 new doctoral graduates, 17 honorary doctors and 13 prizewinners at our University in the traditional grand ceremony. Congratulations! The speech at this year’s Conferment Ceremony was given by the degree conferrer of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Professor […]

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Scholarships from the University’s long history

Just before Christmas I signed a decision to distribute scholarships for a total of SEK 19 million, which was no doubt a welcome Christmas present for the many students – and some researchers – who received the news. Of all the decisions I take as Vice-Chancellor, this is one of those that give me most […]

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SUHF dialogue seminar on research bill input, 2030 Agenda and EU policy

On Friday, I (Eva) took part in a dialogue seminar on topical issues organised by the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF). The agenda included an update and analysis of HEI input to the government’s research bill, research infrastructure, the 2030 Agenda and European research policy. According to the analysis presented by Professor Lars […]

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An exciting 2020 begins

A new semester is beginning. Welcome back! We hope that staff and students alike have had an enjoyable and well-deserved break over the Christmas and New Year holidays and feel inspired as they return at the start of a new year and a new decade. Eager new students have arrived to begin their studies at […]

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