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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. […]

Congratulations to Ghent University on its bicentenary!

(Original Swedish post published 26 March.) I (Eva) visited Ghent University at the end of the week to join in the celebration of their bicentenary. Vice-Chancellors from their partner universities were invited to a conference entitled “Shaping our Common Future: Universities in a Global Society”. There were three topics: The social impact of universities The […]

Association of Swedish Higher Education

(Original Swedish post published 22 March.) Once a semester, the vice-chancellors and heads of administration of Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) gather for a meeting of the General Assembly of the Association of Swedish Higher Education. The agenda this time was packed with topics for discussion, information and decisions and kept us busy all day […]

The week in review: Q&R17, Rudbeck Lab and University Board

(Original Swedish post published 18 February.) The Q&R17 project is now entering its most intensive phase. The departments are hard at work on their self-evaluations and on Tuesday we had a visit from the people who will be chairing the panels and panel members chosen for their research on or other expertise in research environments. […]

Degree conferment celebration for new PhDs

This morning, the festivities related to the degree conferment celebration started at 7 am with a salute from the castle. 38 shots were fired, they represents the number of participating faculties and jubilee doctors at today’s celebration. An hour later the bells started ringing in the cathedral. The ringing lasted for ten minutes, and probably […]

Visit from Hallym University

Today May 22, we received a delegation from Hallym University, South Korea in conjunction with the Sixth Uppsala-Hallym symposium on ”Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine” where a number of world-leading researchers will present. For all of you that have the possibility, I can really recommend the symposium tomorrow May 23 at the Rudbeck Laboratory . […]

Education Policy and Inauguration

Yesterday was a very interesting day at work. In the morning, we discussed politics with Stefan Löfven, the leader of the Social Democratic party, Ardalan Shekarabi, Member of Parliament and Vivianne Macdisi, County Commissioner. They sought to discuss the university’s role in the knowledge region of Uppsala, how does the university spur innovations and new […]

Walpurgis Eve

Now we have celebrated the arrival of the spring in Uppsala, even though the spring weather temporarily receded (but the snow seems to melt away quickly). It was an eventful day with many activities on the agenda; student floats running the Fyris River, herring lunch, the donning of the caps at Carolina Rediviva, visits to […]

Alumni Lecture

Yesterday a well-attended alumni lecture was organized with Petra Einarsson, last year’s “Alumnus of the Year”at Uppsala University. Petra Einarsson is CEO of Sandvik Materials Technology, and talked on the topic “You can do so much more than you think”. It was an inspiring lecture on several aspects of leadership, with many wise thoughts and […]

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