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.
Is the spread of English ‘anglification’ of Swedish academia?
Opinion The spread of English in Swedish academia is not necessarily a threat and can not be fully identified as anglicization, writes Hyeseung Jeong and Tuba Inal, University West.
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.
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.
New proposal regarding residence permits
Research The Government proposes that foreign citizens with a residence permit for work be able to apply for a residence permit for doctoral studies without leaving the country.
Publish wisely to reach the right readership and to achieve your goals
Methodology At Malmö University, the library organises workshops to help doctoral candidates find the right journals to publish in. More and more people find the area confusing and wish to have a publishing strategy.
He helps the police solve murders
Profiles Andreas Tillmar is the genetics researcher who played a large part in clearing up a double murder in Linköping in 2004 after 16 years. He developed the method and solved the genetic puzzle that identified the killer.
Researcher had to pay environmental fine out of his own pocket
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.
He wants to understand the Nazis
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.