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Excuse the mess, we’re remodelling: the Conferment Ceremony back in the Main Building

(Original Swedish post.) Uppsala is delightful at this time of year and today at last it was time for the Spring Conferment Ceremony. The conferment ceremony does not go unnoticed in this city. The celebrations began as early as 07:00, with a cannon salute from Uppsala Castle carried out by Jämtlands fältartilleri, as tradition dictates. […]

A day’s work

(Original Swedish post published 16 May.) A day’s work as Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University can contain a lot of variation and today was a case in point. In a moment I’m off to V-dala for dinner with this week’s Q&R17 panelists. The second week is in full progress, with 9 more panels and 66 experts […]

Management meeting in Lund

(Original Swedish post.) On Wednesday, the entire University management (apart from Torsten, who had other commitments) visited Skåne for a joint meeting with the management of Lund University. We shared experiences of managing agency capital, compensation for language programmes, storing of research data and financing of facilities. We compared our impressions of the terms of […]

Expert panels for Q&R17 visit Uppsala University

(Original Swedish post published 8 May.) This week and next, 19 panels of external experts will visit our University. Today we were pleased to welcome the first group – 10 panels made up of 68 experts from 17 different countries. The experts’ role is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of our research environments and […]

Congratulations Göran Gustafsson Prize winners!

(Original Swedish post published 7 March.) There are many reasons to celebrate and salute success. One such occasion came on Friday when the Göran Gustafsson Prizes were awarded to young researchers – Anna Rostedt Punga and Cecilia Persson of Uppsala University received the Göran Gustafsson Prize of SEK 2.5 million each to be used freely […]

Heads of department conference

(Original Swedish post published 3 May.) I haven’t had time to read the evaluations, but many participants expressed their appreciation of the overnight conference of heads of department that we have just had. The positive comments were not solely attributable to the perfect early summer weather we enjoyed at the venue, Fagerudd. On the first […]

Breakfast with politicians, dinner with the University Board

(Original Swedish post published 28 April.) Once a semester we invite Uppsala politicians – from the municipality, the region and the Riksdag – to a breakfast meeting. We tell them what’s going on at the University and which issues are at the top of our agenda. But it’s at least as important for us at […]

Research Outlook ends

(Original Swedish post published 25 April.) For the past three years or so, I (Eva) have been a member of the Steering Committee for the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences project Research Outlook. Yesterday the project reached its conclusion. Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and State Secretary Karin Röding were […]

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. […]

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