Researcher had to pay environmental fine out of his own pocket

Law Department head Stefan Jansson was sentenced to a fine of SEK 24,300 for environmental crimes when he failed to cut down genetically modified trees in his research project at Umeå University. The employer provided neither financial nor legal support.

Female members of SULF paid less

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.

Foreign doctoral candidates fall victim to political logic

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 […]

“A lot of us doctoral candidates are talking about leaving Sweden”

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.

Lagbok

More difficult for foreign researchers who wish to remain in Sweden

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.

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.