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Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: December 2017

The year behind, the year ahead

With Christmas and the New Year upon us, it is time to sum up and assess a busy year, and to look ahead. For those of us in the management – and for many members of staff – Quality and Renewal 2017 featured prominently in the year’s work. Together, we have reviewed and analysed all […]

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At Lucia time

(Original Swedish post published 12 December.) On Tuesday morning, Eva Åkesson had the pleasure of starting the day by deciding which of our researchers and students would receive scholarships worth a total of more than SEK 17 million. These scholarships are made possible by donations to Uppsala University from individuals who wish to support young […]

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Educational evaluations: now we’ve made a start!

(Original Swedish post) Today an important new tradition was launched in the Ihresalen lecture hall at the English Park Campus. Uppsala University held its first annual conference on educational evaluation, with more than 200 participants. The conference will be an annual feature of Uppsala’s new quality assurance system for education. In Uppsala University’s model of […]

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Why are higher education institutions building up capital?

(Original Swedish post published 5 December.) The Swedish National Audit Office has undertaken a survey and analysis of the agency capital held by higher education institutions. Its report is entitled: “Why are higher education institutions building up capital?” The report was published last week and was presented on Monday during the Higher Education Forum in […]

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SANORD (Southern African–Nordic Centre) celebrates 10th anniversary

(Original Swedish post published 2 December.) Right now, I (Eva) am on my way home from the very successful SANORD conference in Zimbabwe. SANORD (Southern African–Nordic Centre) is a network consisting of 46 partner universities in the Nordic region and southern Africa, which I am chairing in 2017–2018. SANORD was founded in 2007 so the […]

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