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March for Science in Uppsala 22 April

(Original Swedish post published 21 April.) Tomorrow, Saturday 22 April 2017, many will participate in worldwide demonstrations for science. In Uppsala we can join in the march starting at Stora Torget at 11:00 and proceeding via Gustavianum to the Ångström Laboratory. Many organisations support March for Science, including the Association of Swedish Higher Education and […]

International networks in academia

(Original Swedish post published 19 April.) In today’s edition of the web magazine Curie, I write about why international networks are needed in academia. Do read the article (in Swedish)! Or read it below (translated). Coincidentally, a large delegation from the University of Tartu was here to visit us over the past couple of days. […]

Minute of silence today, Monday, at 12 noon

(Original Swedish post.) On Friday Sweden was struck by an act of terror on Drottninggatan in Stockholm. An act of terror intended to spread fear and hatred. I was at Brussels Airport when it happened and followed the events via news reports and Messenger posts from my daughter who, like many others, was running terrified […]

Events in Hungary

Yesterday the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities sent an open letter to the government of Hungary. The letter was written in response to the risk of closure faced by Central European University (CEU), founded by George Soros in 1991, as a result of the actions of the Hungarian government. The Hungarian government asserts that CEU […]

Similar but different

(Original Swedish post published 1 April.) Our trip is nearing its end and today it is I, Rozbe Bozorgi, chair of one of the Uppsala student unions, who am taking charge of the blog. Education and research are often seen as a university’s two fundamental pillars, combining to produce a better university environment. Although the […]

Alumni – our best ambassadors and friends

Guest blogger: Noelia Ollvid, Alumni Coordinator. Uppsala University has thousands of alumni all over Sweden and around the world. Hundreds of thousands, even. Anyone who has ever studied or worked at the University, all our exchange students, honorary doctors and visiting researchers – all are welcome in our  alumni family. So it goes without saying […]

Medicine and Pharmacy on the right road?

(Original Swedish post.) Guest blogger: Mats Larhed, with the Vice-Chancellor in Stanford Is the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy on the right road? Now and then we need to ask ourselves this question, and one way to check is to study and visit world-leading universities, such as Stanford University, just south of San Francisco. […]

Management Council at Berkeley, San Francisco, 28 March

(Original Swedish post.) Guest blogger: Adam Sabir, Chair of the Doctoral Board The Management Council arrived in San Francisco in the morning. The day’s business began with a meeting with representatives from Berkeley. The Uppsala delegation was met by Tsu-Jae King Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute […]

I would see all as I saw it then, and I would have nothing changed

(Original Swedish post.) Guest blogger Johan Tysk There’s something special about coming back to UCLA: this was where I took my PhD in mathematics in December 1986. When I arrived, I didn’t recognise the campus: many new buildings have sprung up, particularly in medical sciences. The day was dominated by meetings with leading representatives of […]

Management Council has landed – going west

(Original Swedish post.) The Management Council has just landed on the West Coast of the United States. About once a year we broaden our international outlook together. Last year we stayed in Europe and visited universities in Germany and Switzerland. Previously, we have visited our neighbours – the universities in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Tartu and Oslo. […]

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