Researchers impressed by what the reptilian brain can do

Research At Ystad Zoo, researchers from Lund University are studying the behaviour of six alligators in order to learn more about the dinosaur era. They have been surprised by how much the alligators can do.

How the political parties want to govern higher education and research

Politics What investments do the political parties want to make in higher education and research? What do they wish to prioritise? Ahead of the parliamentary election this autumn, Universitetsläraren has examined the policies of the eight parliamentary parties and interviewed each party’s higher education spokesperson.

UKÄ: ”Accumulation of fixed-term positions unusual”

Conditions Temporary employment is very common in higher education. However, a report by UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, shows that it is not as common for people to have different types of temporary contract consecutively.

From civil war to life as a doctoral candidate

Profiles Mohamed Al-Sabri left his everyday life of civil war for a research scholarship in Sweden. Four years later, he is a doctoral candidate at Uppsala University and feels secure, even though the journey towards his dream of a new life is far from over.

English is increasingly dominant in higher education

Education According to a new report from the Language Council of Sweden, Språkrådet, English is taking over more and more in Swedish higher education and research, both as the language of teaching and the language of publication. Especially in the humanities and social sciences.

Huge sacrifices by staff during the first year of corona

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.