Ethics The way the Ethical Review Act is designed leads to great waste of researchers' time and resources. There is also a danger that potentially important research is not conducted, says doctoral candidate August Danielson.
New study: How to increase the number of female professors
Gender equality Having a specific unit or person responsible for working with equality or diversity has a positive impact on the proportion of female professors, a Nordic research study shows.
Union critical of Umeå University’s gig jobs
Conditions Umeå University has begun advertising what it calls intermittent employment, i.e. positions that comprise zero percent of a full-time position. SULF says this is unacceptable.
“You sit at home to get some peace and quiet”
Work environment The staff at Mälardalen University have now been working in activity-based office space in Eskilstuna for a couple of years. The union was critical of the solution right from the start, and still is. “But there is a certain amount of resignation that this is now how things are,” says local SULF chair Michaël Le Duc.
New education minister promises change
Politics The new Minister for Education, Mats Persson of the Liberal Party, has announced that the new government will implement "major reforms" in higher education and research.
All UK universities set to take strike actions
International The University and College Union, UCU, are taking strike actions. Around 70 000 members at 150 universities all around the UK are set to strike for three days, seeking pay rises due to the cost of living crisis.
Major differences between wellness benefits at higher education institutions
Work environment Wellness allowances for higher education sector employees vary between SEK 0 and SEK 4,000 per year, depending on the employer. Luleå University of Technology is the only higher education institution where employees receive no wellness allowance at all.
UK university workers strike due to cost of living crisis
International The University and College Union, UCU, has set off a series of strikes at universities across the UK, starting with its northwest affiliates.
Four per cent experience sexual harassment
Work environment Women, young people and students are the groups that experience the most sexual harassment at Swedish higher education institutions, according to the first national study in the sector.
University teachers are the last occupational group to retire
Conditions University teachers is the occupational group where the average age of retirement is the highest, according to figures from the Swedish Pensions Agency. “Many university teachers are deeply committed and passionate about what they do at work,” says Gudrun Brattström, a retired member of SULF.