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 […]
Funding Since no government is ever going to do anything about uncertain employment conditions for researchers, the hope is that higher education institutions will take responsibility for creating stability, regardless of the funding system. That is the conclusion drawn by SULF in a new report presented today.
Conditions A new report from SULF and the National Junior Faculty, NJF, shows that the number of researchers outside the higher education institutions' career development systems has increased dramatically in the past decade, and career paths have become increasingly unclear.
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.
Politics SULF tells the government that stricter requirements for permanent residence permits in the proposed new Migration Act may make it more difficult for Sweden to retain foreign researchers.
Opinion Public consultation will be important for the EU’s new Higher Education Transformation Agenda.