International Since the outbreak of war in February, Ukrainian researchers have been forced to flee abroad in order to continue their work. Several higher education institutions in Sweden have welcomed them, in different ways and with different types of funding. How research – in Sweden, Ukraine and internationally – will be impacted by the war remains to be seen.
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.
International The University and College Union, UCU, has set off a series of strikes at universities across the UK, starting with its northwest affiliates.
Research Foreign powers' intelligence activities directed towards Swedish higher education institutions have grown in number in recent years. Russia, China and Iran are the biggest threats according to Säpo, the Swedish Security Service.
Academic freedom The first task was to find out if our students were alive
International Academia is preparing for researchers from Ukraine to be able to continue their work in Sweden. Oksana Dovgopolova, a professor at the University of Odessa, has been contacted by several European universities.
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.
International Swedish universities are ending their collaborations with Russia and Belarus. “We regard it as incredibly important to show that we do not want any cooperation with Russian state universities,” says Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Vice-chancellor of Stockholm University.
Profiles Turkish university lecturer and researcher Onur Can Taştan signed a peace petition against fighting in south-eastern Turkey. Then he lost his job. With the help of SULF, he has come to Uppsala University and is studying trade unions in Sweden and Turkey.