No oversight of threats at higher education institutions

Work environment An Universitetsläraren investigation shows that higher education institutions gather information about hate, threats and violence towards employees in very different ways. Some have no system at all to provide a central overview of the situation. As a result, it is not possible to provide a national picture of trends.

Huge sacrifices by staff during the first year of corona

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.

Lengthy pandemic
hits postdocs hard

Conditions Many postdocs have been impacted by the corona pandemic. Short contracts mean that delays at work hit particularly hard. Others are managing relatively well and have found ways to deal with the problems, but more and more postdocs may end up in a critical situation the longer the pandemic goes on.

Corona is accelerating the development of future teaching

Education The uniquely rapid transition to distance mode has been a powerful driver of the digitalisation of higher education. But how much of that change will endure after the pandemic? Universitetsläraren has asked a number of key people.