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Double EU funding for research and education

The EU budget for research, innovation and education needs to be doubled. This could lead to 650,000 new jobs and enable the EU to become a global leader in areas like sustainable energy, smart buildings and vehicles, infectious diseases, and the circular economy. An investment of this kind would also stimulate more inclusive societies, increase […]

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:// 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 […]

Release Ahmadreza Djalali!

Researcher and physician Ahmadreza Djalali has been sentenced to death by a court in Iran. When an academic and colleague is threatened in the course of their professional activities, the entire academic community is threatened. We therefore join Karolinska Institutet, the Association of Swedish Higher Education, Amnesty International and other organisations in demanding that the […]

Internationalisation hindered by inflexible rules

(Original Swedish post.) The Swedish Migration Agency is threatening to force fee-paying students who have too little money in their bank account to leave the country. The fact that they are getting on well with their studies and meeting their financial commitments to the University is irrelevant. This is completely inconsistent with the aspiration to […]

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 […]

Good research – everyone’s responsibility

(Original Swedish post published 30 January.) Today we have appointed a new Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Good Research Practice. Stefan Eriksson has long taught on and taken an active interest in issues of research ethics and will now assume a more prominent role in preventive efforts at the University. Good research demands good research […]

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. […]

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