It is time for the weekend again and we have put another week behind us. Spring had to step back for a while, but will soon be back. This week we have had a meeting with the Management Council, where the issue of infrastructure took a large part of the meeting. We will take a greater responsibility in this matter going forward. Each higher education institution is to identify research infrastructure that can be considered of national interest from their own areas of strength. Suggested research infrastructure may be existing, under construction or planned. Joseph Nordgren has been instructed by the Vice-Chancellor to work with the infrastructure issues at Uppsala University in the past year, and he will lead the process of developing our priorities in consultation with the departments.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Education and Research has been in contact with the Swedish higher education institutions regarding increased student capacity for 2015. This will primarily lead to more places on the degree programmes for teachers, specialist nurses and midwives. We expect to receive further information on this subject early next week.

Our meetings and conversations continue, both individually and in groups. We met about 50 of our department heads last Wednesday, and the next scheduled department head meeting is on 15 October . Next week we have among other things a visit to the Department of Physics and Astronomy on the agenda.

Now we wish you all a great weekend!

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