Work environment University teachers and researchers constitute a highly educated precariat and employment conditions in higher education a gig economy. These are the findings of a new report from SULF.
University teachers worked overtime – without pay
Conditions During the pandemic year 2020, the majority of SULF's members who completed a questionnaire worked much more than their regular working hours, and most have not received any overtime pay for the extra work. This according to a new survey by SULF.
Hybrid teaching – the new normal?
Teaching Hybrid teaching may become the norm at Swedish higher education institutions this autumn. But what are the educational benefits? That was the subject of a recent digital seminar.
Racism in higher education: Staff and students report incidents
Diversity Labelled as different. Not invited to join important networks. Drawn attention to in the classroom. Racism and discrimination based on ethnicity often occurs in subtle ways within higher education.
Senior lecturer fined after Malmö University error
Conditions University lecturer Erin Cory was fined by the district court for not having a work permit. Her mistake was that she trusted what she was told by Malmö University.
Many doctoral candidates struggle with supervisory issues
Opinion Four ideas to improve the situation
Allocation of public funds reinforcing precarious conditions for researchers
Funding Since no government is ever going to do anything about uncertain employment conditions for researchers, the hope is that higher education institutions will take responsibility for creating stability, regardless of the funding system. That is the conclusion drawn by SULF in a new report presented today.
Open research data could be a nail-biter
Research The vision is that open research data will lead to better research quality and more efficient science. But at an online seminar on open research data, insights into potential difficulties seemed to dominate.
No oversight of threats at higher education institutions
Work environment An Universitetsläraren investigation shows that higher education institutions gather information about hate, threats and violence towards employees in very different ways. Some have no system at all to provide a central overview of the situation. As a result, it is not possible to provide a national picture of trends.
Huge sacrifices by staff during the first year of corona
Work environment Higher education institutions have mostly coped well with the added pressure of the pandemic, but staff and students have made great sacrifices. This is the finding of a report published by UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, which summarises how the first year of the pandemic has impacted academia.