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Guest blog: University for sustainability

(Original Swedish post published 13 April.) 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 […]

Input to the government inquiry on governance and resources (STRUT)

(Original Swedish post published 27 March.) On 4 January 2018, the government inquiry on governance and resources (STRUT) presented a proposed general model. The proposal is intended to serve as a basis for continued dialogue and is described in the report as an outline designed to encourage different stakeholders to present comments that will help […]

Bissen Brainwalk, Open Day, Friends of Uppsala University

(Original Swedish post) A university like ours buzzes with activity nearly every day of the year. It can be fun to have a look at our events page now and then to see everything that’s going on – see http:// www.kalendarium.uu.se On Thursday the University held its annual Open Day – an event designed to […]

Wintry day in Visby for the Management Council

(Original Swedish post) At least once a year, the Management Council meets on Gotland. Last Monday, it was time again. We left Uppsala early in the morning and arrived in a beautiful, snowy Visby in time for mid-morning coffee. Before lunch, the Management Council held its ordinary meeting. The main question on the agenda was […]

Deans Day in the Humanities Theatre

(Original Swedish post) The Humanities Theatre is one of the University’s new meeting places for boundary-crossing dialogue and discussion. It was also the venue for the spring semester’s deans meeting. This is an occasion that brings together the University management, all the deans, vice-deans, student representatives and senior officers for mutual exchange of information and […]

2017 – a stable year for Uppsala University

(Original Swedish post published 21 February.) A few times a year, we as a university (and public authority) communicate formally with the government. One of these occasions is the annual report, when we report on how we have responded to the tasks given us in our appropriation directions, another is the budget documentation in which […]

Management Council in Brussels

(Original Swedish post published 4 February.) Early on Thursday morning the Management Council defied the snow and set off for Brussels to combine this semester’s overnight conference with a study visit. A change of perspective provides inspiration for strategic discussions. We had a packed programme, starting with an introduction to the Swedish government’s work in […]

Steningevik 2018

(Original Swedish post published 24 January.) The annual meeting between Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson and university vice-chancellors, organised by the Swedish Higher Education Authority, has just ended. As usual, it took place at Steningevik. Obviously we are heading for an election, and the Minister’s speech was clearly influenced by this. […]

January: beginning of term and doctoral degree ceremony

(Original Swedish post published 21 January.) The spring semester has kicked off and we have welcomed old and new students to our University. On Friday, we will hold our Winter Conferment Ceremony, at which our nine faculties honour new PhDs and honorary doctors. The people of Uppsala notice the day because cannon salutes are fired […]

Happy New Year – welcome back!

(Original Swedish post published 7 January.) We hope you have enjoyed the holidays. Now we’re back and it’s time to get set for a new semester at our University. Many of you are already busy with research, exams, teaching, services and support so that everything goes as well as possible. Our Monday starts with a […]

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