Academic freedom The 2023 Academic Freedom Index, AFI, gives an overview of academic freedom in 179 countries around the world. In around a tenth of these countries, academic freedom is regarded as stable, and Sweden is in that decile. The difference between the countries within this top decile is within the margin of error. All have an […]
Research Intelligence activities directed at Swedish higher education institutions by foreign powers are still on the rise. Russia, China and Iran pose the greatest threats, writes Säpo, the Swedish Security Service, in its 2022/2023 Security Service Yearbook.
Gender equality Having a specific unit or person responsible for working with equality or diversity has a positive impact on the proportion of female professors, a Nordic research study shows.
Debatt Universities at all levels must be open to conducting formal just as well as informal meetings in English
International Since the outbreak of war in February, Ukrainian researchers have been forced to flee abroad in order to continue their work. Several higher education institutions in Sweden have welcomed them, in different ways and with different types of funding. How research – in Sweden, Ukraine and internationally – will be impacted by the war remains to be seen.
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.
International The University and College Union, UCU, has set off a series of strikes at universities across the UK, starting with its northwest affiliates.
Research Foreign powers' intelligence activities directed towards Swedish higher education institutions have grown in number in recent years. Russia, China and Iran are the biggest threats according to Säpo, the Swedish Security Service.
Academic freedom The first task was to find out if our students were alive
International Academia is preparing for researchers from Ukraine to be able to continue their work in Sweden. Oksana Dovgopolova, a professor at the University of Odessa, has been contacted by several European universities.