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.
Columnists Doctoral students from outside of the EU/EEA feel the effect of the new Swedish migration legislation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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