Law Department head Stefan Jansson was sentenced to a fine of SEK 24,300 for environmental crimes when he failed to cut down genetically modified trees in his research project at Umeå University. The employer provided neither financial nor legal support.
Gender equality On average, male members of SULF earn more than female members. That symbolises the gender differences within higher education, says Jenny Iao-Jörgensen, Chair of the SULF Doctoral Candidate Association.
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Careers The level of establishment in the labour market gradually increases in the years following a doctoral qualification. One year after qualification it is 71 per cent, while after three years it is 81 per cent and after five years 85 per cent. This according to a new report from the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ, […]
Columnists Despite a stated goal of Swedish politicians to attract and retain highly qualified labour, they are now doing exactly the opposite. In July 2014, an amendment was made to the Aliens Act to make it possible for foreign doctoral candidates who have had a residence permit for four years to apply for and obtain a […]
Careers This summer's changes to the Aliens Act have been met with shock, dismay and concern among foreign doctoral candidates. It is not possible for doctoral candidates to fulfil the new requirements to be allowed to stay permanently in Sweden, doctoral candidates tell Universitetsläraren.
Work environment Higher education institutions have seen an increased number of students in recent years, largely due to the corona pandemic. This is positive but challenging, say union representatives.
Careers Economics, technology and medicine lead to high salaries for university vice-chancellors. Or at least that is the case if one judges by the three higher education institutions with the highest vice-chancellor salaries.
Profiles Christer Mattsson is the working-class son of a Roma grandfather who became a doctor of pedagogy and director of a research centre against violent extremism. In his research, he walks with the Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement and looks for strategies to prevent schoolchildren from being drawn into racist environments.
Careers The stricter requirements for permanent residence in the new Aliens Act hit young researchers from countries outside the EU/EEA area hard. They may also make it more difficult for Sweden to attract and retain foreign researchers. That is the opinion of SULF's Robert Andersson.