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.

Research that scales the heights and plumbs the depths

Profiles Erika Schagatay's research has taken her to the depths of the ocean and to the heights of Mount Everest to research the extent of human physical boundaries and what kind of animal we really are. Along the way, she has discovered the importance of having a large spleen and of drinking beetroot juice.

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.

Manifestation på Götaplatsen i Göteborg

Academics demonstrated against the Aliens Act

Law A couple of hundred people gathered on Götaplatsen in Gothenburg to protest against the new Aliens Act. “The changes have created extreme uncertainty for doctoral candidates from countries outside the EU,” said Elin Malmgren, Chair of the Doctoral Candidate Section at Chalmers Student Union.

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.