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University Board’s June meeting

(Original Swedish post published 15 June.) On Thursday the University Board held its last meeting of the semester. As always, the Vice-Chancellor started proceedings with a report on events since the previous meeting. The focus this time was on the international activities and networks in which the University participates, together with some trendspotting from the […]

Guild Presidents call on Horizon Europe and Erasmus to strengthen Europe’s global position in science, education, and innovation

Guild Presidents call on Horizon Europe and Erasmus to strengthen Europe’s global position in science, education, and innovation We welcome the European Commission’s proposals for establishing Horizon Europe and Erasmus for 2021–2027. We fully support the Commission’s plans to double the budget for Erasmus to strengthen the mobility, employability and European identity of students and […]

Horizon Europe

(Original Swedish post published 6 June 2018.) On Thursday this week, the European Commission will present its proposed framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2021–2027, currently designated ‘Horizon Europe’. So it was very timely that the Guild held its General Assembly at the beginning of this week, 4–5 June, and that it […]

Finale for Erasmus Mundus

(Original Swedish post published 24 May.) Over the past three days, Uppsala University has hosted concluding sessions for the three Erasmus Mundus projects we have coordinated (INSPIRE, LOTUS+ AND PEACE). As the entire Erasmus Mundus Programme concludes on 14 July this year, participants from four continents have met to sum up the projects and discuss […]

Guest blog: Good practice in research

(Original Swedish post published 21 May.) The Vice-Chancellor has appointed six Advisers to the Vice-Chancellor to work with the University Management on a number of university-wide issues. These are Campus Gotland (Olle Jansson), internationalisation (Anders Backlund), equal opportunities (Cecilia Wejryd), research infrastructure (Kristina Edström), sustainability (Anna Rutgersson) and good research practice (Stefan Eriksson). During the […]

Success for SASUF in South Africa

(Original Swedish post published 18 May.) From 14 to 18 May, I had the privilege of participating in South Africa–Sweden University Forum (SASUF)’s first Research & Innovation Week in South Africa. With 1,000 South African and Swedish participants from 30 universities, it can only be described as a success. The main seminar was held in […]

Guest blog: Equal opportunities

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed six Advisers to the Vice-Chancellor to work with the University Management on a number of university-wide issues. These are Campus Gotland (Olle Jansson), internationalisation (Anders Backlund), equal opportunities (Cecilia Wejryd), research infrastructure (Kristina Edström), sustainability (Anna Rutgersson) and good research practice (Stefan Eriksson). During the spring, they are appearing as guest […]

University Board meeting on Gotland

(Original Swedish post published 26 April.) Once a semester, the University Board meets for an extended overnight conference with study visits and strategic discussions. This time we were on Gotland. After the flight to Visby, the bus ride across Gotland, and a windy and chilly ferry crossing to the island of Fårö, we were met […]

Honorary fellows at Uppsala exhibition in Tokyo

(Original Swedish post published 24 April.) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (writing) is on a flying visit to Japan to attend the opening of the exhibition “The Art of Natural Science in Sweden: Treasures from Uppsala University”. The official opening took place on Monday evening (Japanese time), in the presence of a hundred or so invited guests, […]

A perfect conference with heads of department

(Original Swedish post published 22 April.) Whether or not it was a perfect overnight conference is a question for the heads of department to answer, not us, but the sign that greeted us on our arrival certainly raised our expectations. It read ‘Perfekt internat’. (As you may know, the Swedish word for ‘head of department’ […]

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