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.
Opinion Precarious conditions are not just a professional concern – they also harm scientific excellence
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.
Conditions A new report from SULF and the National Junior Faculty, NJF, shows that the number of researchers outside the higher education institutions' career development systems has increased dramatically in the past decade, and career paths have become increasingly unclear.
Politics SULF tells the government that stricter requirements for permanent residence permits in the proposed new Migration Act may make it more difficult for Sweden to retain foreign researchers.
Conditions Many postdocs have been impacted by the corona pandemic. Short contracts mean that delays at work hit particularly hard. Others are managing relatively well and have found ways to deal with the problems, but more and more postdocs may end up in a critical situation the longer the pandemic goes on.
Careers Sonchita Bagchi didn’t want to just sit and cry over dreadful postdoc stories. That’s why she established Uppsala University Postdoc Association in 2017. Postdocs have begun to organise, and in 2018 a national postdoctoral researcher association was created.
Conditions SULF is open to reviewing the postdoc contract regulated by the collective bargaining agreement. But the biggest issue for the union is the terms and conditions for postdocs on scholarships.