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.
Opinion Four ideas to improve the situation
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.
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.
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.
Law Recorded lectures on learning platforms must be subtitled to be more accessible. This raises fears that the legal requirement could lead to a reduction in the number of video and audio recordings.
Conditions Umeå University claims it owns the research data that the university's researchers produce. SULF believes that the university has no right of ownership of the data. The matter was the subject of a central negotiation, which has ended in disagreement.
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.
Opinion Public consultation will be important for the EU’s new Higher Education Transformation Agenda.
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.