Conditions A new agreement means the maximum period for postdoc employment has been extended from two to three years, and more postdocs will have the right to leave of absence and extensions.
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.
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.
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.
University teachers worked overtime – without pay
Conditions During the pandemic year 2020, the majority of SULF's members who completed a questionnaire worked much more than their regular working hours, and most have not received any overtime pay for the extra work. This according to a new survey by SULF.
Senior lecturer fined after Malmö University error
Conditions University lecturer Erin Cory was fined by the district court for not having a work permit. Her mistake was that she trusted what she was told by Malmö University.
Allocation of public funds reinforcing precarious conditions for researchers
Funding Since no government is ever going to do anything about uncertain employment conditions for researchers, the hope is that higher education institutions will take responsibility for creating stability, regardless of the funding system. That is the conclusion drawn by SULF in a new report presented today.
Signed petition for peace – got fired
Profiles Turkish university lecturer and researcher Onur Can Taştan signed a peace petition against fighting in south-eastern Turkey. Then he lost his job. With the help of SULF, he has come to Uppsala University and is studying trade unions in Sweden and Turkey.
More and more researchers
in a career dead end
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.