International The University and College Union, UCU, has set off a series of strikes at universities across the UK, starting with its northwest affiliates.
“More universities should conduct reviews”
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.
Analysis shows flaw in legal process
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individual concerned when a doctoral appointment is not extended even though the supervision resources have not been withdrawn, says the Swedish Higher Education Authority.
Four per cent experience sexual harassment
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.
University teachers are the last occupational group to retire
Conditions University teachers is the occupational group where the average age of retirement is the highest, according to figures from the Swedish Pensions Agency. “Many university teachers are deeply committed and passionate about what they do at work,” says Gudrun Brattström, a retired member of SULF.
How the political parties want to govern higher education and research
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.
Universities must confront the problem with harassment
Opinion Why was Uppsala University’s HR division not fully aware?
Reduced travel – but higher education institutions are still among the top state sector flyers
Work environment The pandemic has significantly reduced air travel for higher education institutions, figures from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency show. But several of them are still among the state agencies that have the highest emissions figures caused by flying.
“My life and that of all Ukrainians changed”
Academic freedom The first task was to find out if our students were alive
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.