Law Department head Stefan Jansson was sentenced to a fine of SEK 24,300 for environmental crimes when he failed to cut down genetically modified trees in his research project at Umeå University. The employer provided neither financial nor legal support.
Profiles Christer Mattsson is the working-class son of a Roma grandfather who became a doctor of pedagogy and director of a research centre against violent extremism. In his research, he walks with the Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement and looks for strategies to prevent schoolchildren from being drawn into racist environments.
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.
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.
Conditions Umeå University claims it owns the research data that the university's researchers produce. SULF believes that the university has no right of ownership of the data. The matter was the subject of a central negotiation, which has ended in disagreement.
Conditions Many postdocs have been impacted by the corona pandemic. Short contracts mean that delays at work hit particularly hard. Others are managing relatively well and have found ways to deal with the problems, but more and more postdocs may end up in a critical situation the longer the pandemic goes on.
Profiles Inspired by family photos that survived war and refugeeism, the artist and doctoral candidate Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn explores Vietnam's freedom movements through the country's own photographic history.
Conditions Neither the universities nor the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) keep track of the most vulnerable postdocs: those on scholarships. Universitetsläraren has investigated where they are working, and is also able to show that there has been a significant rise in the proportion of international postdocs among those employed.