Lund University Vice-chancellor: Minister doesn’t seem to understand

Academic freedom Mats Persson, the Minister for Education, does not seem to understand that academic freedom also applies to the boards of higher institutions, says Erik Renström, vice chancellor of Lund University, following a meeting between vice-chancellors and the Minister for Education.

The Migration Authority responds: Our assessments must be consistent

Careers The researcher Cansu Elmadagli may have to leave Sweden because she does not fulfil the Migration Agency's self-support requirements. According to Per Löwenberg, head of the migration law unit, unemployment benefits are not acceptable as a future means of support.

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SAGE: Let employees speak at staff disciplinary board hearings

Conditions The union has reacted to the new policy at Lund University that means employees are no longer allowed to speak at staff disciplinary board hearings. However, the employers’ association’s advice is that employees should always be permitted to have their say.

“You can have diversity without gender equality”

Gender equality Manipulation of gender distribution statistics and problems in accepting research findings – some of the things Anna Grzelec found in her ethnographic study of gender equality at a university of technology.

She researches the chemicals found in our bodies

Research What effects does drinking PFAS-contaminated water have on people? And do people with tattoos have a higher risk of cancer? Christel Nielsen investigates how the chemicals in our environment affect our health. She got the dragon on her arm around the turn of the millennium.

Academic freedom in retreat in 22 countries

Academic freedom The 2023 Academic Freedom Index, AFI, gives an overview of academic freedom in 179 countries around the world. In around a tenth of these countries, academic freedom is regarded as stable, and Sweden is in that decile. The difference between the countries within this top decile is within the margin of error. All have an […]

Union reps critical of Lund’s new staff disciplinary process

Law Employees at Lund University are no longer allowed to speak at staff disciplinary board hearings on dismissal or redundancy, nor may they respond in writing to accusations. Unions at other higher education institutions are now reacting. A compromise has been agreed in Borås.