Chalmers’ vice-chancellor received the largest salary increase

Conditions The vice-chancellors of higher education institutions received salary increases of between 1.7 and 2.2 per cent. The exception was the vice-chancellor of Chalmers, Stefan Bengtsson, whose salary increased by 8.5 per cent compared with 2021, as he also received a new appointment.

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.

Report: ”Women do the academic housework”

Gender equality Women working in higher education feel that they are treated differently to their male colleagues. The risk of ill health and stress is therefore greater among women, according to a new report from SULF.

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.

Researchers forced abroad for newborn children’s residence permits

Law Foreign researchers whose children are born in Sweden must return to their home country to apply for a residence permit for the child – a costly process in terms of both time and money. Universitetsläraren has talked to some researchers who have been affected.

Female members of SULF paid less

Gender equality On average, male members of SULF earn more than female members. That symbolises the gender differences within higher education, says Jenny Iao-Jörgensen, Chair of the SULF Doctoral Candidate Association.

“A lot of us doctoral candidates are talking about leaving Sweden”

Careers This summer's changes to the Aliens Act have been met with shock, dismay and concern among foreign doctoral candidates. It is not possible for doctoral candidates to fulfil the new requirements to be allowed to stay permanently in Sweden, doctoral candidates tell Universitetsläraren.

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More difficult for foreign researchers who wish to remain in Sweden

Careers The stricter requirements for permanent residence in the new Aliens Act hit young researchers from countries outside the EU/EEA area hard. They may also make it more difficult for Sweden to attract and retain foreign researchers. That is the opinion of SULF's Robert Andersson.