Methodology At Malmö University, the library organises workshops to help doctoral candidates find the right journals to publish in. More and more people find the area confusing and wish to have a publishing strategy.
Doctoral students The proportion of foreign doctoral candidates staying in Sweden has increased steadily since 2013. The question is what will happen now that the changes to the Aliens Act make it more difficult to obtain a residence permit. “Foreign doctoral candidates are crucial for the supply of skills in higher education,” says Anna Bengtsson at the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ.
Conditions A new agreement means the maximum period for postdoc employment has been extended from two to three years, and more postdocs will have the right to leave of absence and extensions.
Columnists Doctoral students from outside of the EU/EEA feel the effect of the new Swedish migration legislation
Methodology If we stop regarding digital meetings as different from face-to-face meetings, they will be both more efficient and more enjoyable, says Jens Edlund, a docent in spoken communication at KTH.
Doctoral students According to figures from the Swedish Higher Education Authority, the highest numbers of foreign doctoral candidates come from China, Germany, India and Iran.
Conditions The cost of buying out staff with severance pay at higher education institutions has increased sharply: by SEK 30 million in seven years. Karolinska Institutet and Malmö University have seen the biggest increases in costs.
Profiles Andreas Tillmar is the genetics researcher who played a large part in clearing up a double murder in Linköping in 2004 after 16 years. He developed the method and solved the genetic puzzle that identified the killer.
Opinion Can Covid-19 be a push for Swedish universities in the right direction?
Villkor En stor del av de medlemmar som har svarat på SULF:s enkät är missnöjda med sin senaste lönerevision. Hälften har fått sin nya lön via lönesättande samtal.