Higher education – a gig economy

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.

Hybridundervisning

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.

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.