Politics The new Minister for Education, Mats Persson of the Liberal Party, has announced that the new government will implement "major reforms" in higher education and research.
Work environment Women, young people and students are the groups that experience the most sexual harassment at Swedish higher education institutions, according to the first national study in the sector.
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.
Academic freedom The first task was to find out if our students were alive
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.
Education Is there a difference between hybrid teaching and blended learning environments? Yes, says the Swedish Council for Higher Education in the latest edition of its Swedish-English dictionary. Many of the new words are cumbersome and long - the longest being 26 letters.
Work environment Higher education institutions have seen an increased number of students in recent years, largely due to the corona pandemic. This is positive but challenging, say union representatives.
Teaching Hybrid teaching may become the norm at Swedish higher education institutions this autumn. But what are the educational benefits? That was the subject of a recent digital seminar.
Work environment Higher education institutions have mostly coped well with the added pressure of the pandemic, but staff and students have made great sacrifices. This is the finding of a report published by UKÄ, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, which summarises how the first year of the pandemic has impacted academia.
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.