UUniFI – an investment in the future

UUniFI is the name of a new initiative at the University very close to my heart. The abbreviation stands for Uppsala University Future Institutes, whose aim is to enable research into complex societal challenges by harnessing the breadth of Uppsala University. The institutes will be characterised by excellence and innovation, generate new research and establish […]

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No place for informers in academia

A proposed new law – an ‘informers act’ – has provoked debate. The discussion stems from the Ministry of Justice’s Inquiry on reinforcing return operations (Ju 2022:12) and the supplementary terms of reference for the inquiry (Dir. 2023:126) that were issued in August. There is widespread indignation: many public employees in Sweden interpret the proposal to mean that they […]

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Visit from Hallym University

For a few days this week, we have the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from Hallym University. Over the course of more than a decade, we have developed a close relationship with this university in South Korea in the field of medicine. Now we are discussing broadening our outlook. Today, Wednesday, our conversations have revolved […]

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Welcome to an awesome autumn

So, it is once again time to open the doors to a new generation of students who have found their way to our fantastic University. There are more students than ever, and although that is obviously a great thing, it means extra busy days and many people doing their utmost to ensure everyone receives the […]

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Don’t close to the door to international research

The international engagements of Swedish universities are currently being jeopardised by government policy. In December, an announcement was made regarding a halt in research funding, and on June 27 the Swedish Research Council announced that the government had changed its appropriation directions in such a way that the Council can no longer allocate funding as […]

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Response to Svenska Dagbladet

Right to take security issues seriously – Tove Lifvendahl (SvD 2023-05-10) In her leader on 10 May, Tove Lifvendahl expresses support for the Swedish government and for the approach taken by Minister for Education Mats Persson to security problems at Swedish universities. The leader gives the impression that the universities have acted ingenuously and naively and […]

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SASUF – strong ties

We are currently leading a delegation from Uppsala in South Africa. We are here at a meeting with SASUF and the Sustainability Forum at the University of the Western Cape. SASUF (South Africa – Sweden University Forum) is a strategic internationalisation project uniting 40 partner universities. The aim is to strengthen ties between Sweden and […]

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