Work environment Two out of three employees and students in higher education have experienced gender-based violence, a European research study shows.
Work environment According to a survey carried out by the Swedish Union of Civil Servants, ST, more than 60 per cent of the people working in higher education who have experienced threats and violence at work believe that they have not received sufficient support from their employer. At other state authorities, the corresponding figure is 31 per cent.
Work environment The staff at Mälardalen University have now been working in activity-based office space in Eskilstuna for a couple of years. The union was critical of the solution right from the start, and still is. “But there is a certain amount of resignation that this is now how things are,” says local SULF chair Michaël Le Duc.
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.
International The University and College Union, UCU, are taking strike actions. Around 70 000 members at 150 universities all around the UK are set to strike for three days, seeking pay rises due to the cost of living crisis.
Work environment University West is to be refurbished so that the staff will have activity-based workspaces rather than their own permanent office space. The union opposes this decision, says SULF representative Tobias Arvemo.
Work environment Wellness allowances for higher education sector employees vary between SEK 0 and SEK 4,000 per year, depending on the employer. Luleå University of Technology is the only higher education institution where employees receive no wellness allowance at all.
International The University and College Union, UCU, has set off a series of strikes at universities across the UK, starting with its northwest affiliates.
Work environment After an external review by Karin Röding, Umeå University received 32 concrete suggestions on measures for dealing with sexual harassment. She believes that other higher education institutions could also benefit from the proposals.
Doctoral students It is unusual, but serious for the individual concerned when a doctoral appointment is not extended even though the supervision resources have not been withdrawn, says the Swedish Higher Education Authority.