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.
Lottery proposals rejected by financiers
Funding Lotteries for the allocation of research funding have been tested in several countries. In Sweden, using a lottery system would save resources and increase equality, says researcher Lambros Roumbanis. Financiers that Universitetsläraren has spoken to are sceptical.
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.
Higher education – a gig economy
Work environment University teachers and researchers constitute a highly educated precariat and employment conditions in higher education a gig economy. These are the findings of a new report from SULF.
Solving researcher precarity – Career paths and fair funding
Opinion Precarious conditions are not just a professional concern – they also harm scientific excellence
Open research data could be a nail-biter
Research The vision is that open research data will lead to better research quality and more efficient science. But at an online seminar on open research data, insights into potential difficulties seemed to dominate.