Work environment Higher education institutions have mostly coped well with the added pressure of the pandemic, but staff and students have made great sacrifices. This is the finding of a report published by UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, which summarises how the first year of the pandemic has impacted academia.
Kristina Axén Olin, second vice chair of the Standing Committee on Education, asks in an email to the Vice Chancellor of Malmö University whether a course is “meant to be taken seriously” and about the university’s “thinking”.
Unacceptable, meddlesome and a reminder that academic freedom must be strengthened are among the reactions from the higher education sector.
Opinion Public consultation will be important for the EU’s new Higher Education Transformation Agenda.
Education The uniquely rapid transition to distance mode has been a powerful driver of the digitalisation of higher education. But how much of that change will endure after the pandemic? Universitetsläraren has asked a number of key people.