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Positive feedback on our efforts to promote sustainable development

(Original Swedish post published 3 October.) Today we heard from the Swedish Higher Education Authority (link in Swedish) that Uppsala University has well-developed procedures for its work on sustainable development in education. This is the first thematic evaluation in the quality assurance system for the period 2017–2022. The Authority’s report reveals that only 12 of […]

Management Council visits Durham University

(Original Swedish post published 2 October.) The Management Council has spent a very busy day visiting Durham University and now we’re on our way home to Uppsala.  Durham and Uppsala already cooperate in several areas and forums, and we are both members of the Matariki and Coimbra university networks.  Staff can travel to Durham as […]

From risk analysis to Durham via Tartu

(Original Swedish post published 30 September.) I’m penning these lines in Tartu, where I’ve been a member of the council of the university since the spring, which means being in Estonia a couple of times each semester. Apart from the council meeting, we had a joint meeting with the senate. Under the university’s rules of […]

Boost for Gotland in budget bill

(Original Swedish post published 23 September.)  Last week the government presented its budget bill for 2018. As usual, government ministers were deployed across the country to present the bill locally. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist was on Gotland to talk about defence investments but also about a commitment to research at Campus Gotland worth SEK […]

KAW centenary, Principals’ Council and Management Council

(Original Swedish post published 19 September.) Right now I am on my way to Uppsala from a meeting of the Principals’ Council in Stockholm. Trips to Stockholm are frequent and I am among those who can’t wait for the future four-track rail link. The meeting today was about national research infrastructure and its future funding […]

First University Board meeting of the autumn

Today the University Board convened in the Segerstedt Building for its first meeting of the autumn. When we next meet, we will be able to return to our meeting room in the renovated University Main Building. But it was pleasing to be able to show the Board our fine new Segerstedt Building. As usual, I […]

Opinion piece in UNT: Itchy-fingered interference

(Original Swedish post published 11 September.) Yesterday we wrote in the local newspaper UNT about itchy-fingered interference. Read the article in UNT or read it below. A new semester has started and we have welcomed our expectant new students to the University and to an education that will give them the skills and independence they […]

With STUNS in Berlin

(Original Swedish post published 10 September.) On 4–6 September the Foundation for Collaboration between the Universities in Uppsala, Business, and the Public Sector (STUNS) made a study visit to Berlin. The delegation was made up of 18 people from the STUNS Governing Board and Planning Group, led by County Governor Göran Enander. Uppsala University was […]

It’s all happening in Uppsala!

(Original Swedish post published 2 September.) The semester is under way in earnest and our freshers have been properly welcomed to Campus Gotland and Uppsala. It’s always fun every year to welcome our new students, who come to us full of expectation from all over the world. We have received many visits this week. On […]

We welcome our students

Uppsala is reawakening from its summer slumbers as the city fills up again with students. Tomorrow I will welcome the first-year students in the newly renovated University Main Building. Yesterday Anders welcomed our record number of international students there, in a packed Grand Auditorium. On Monday it will be time to welcome the students at […]

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