Reorganisation of the disciplinary domain
On 16 December 2021, the Vice-Chancellor decided to close the Department of Neuroscience. All activities and staff from the department transferred to six other departments at the Faculty of Medicine.
It is primarily a reorganisation of the Faculty of Medicine, despite the dramatic nature of closing a department.
- There was no shortage of work
- No employees were dismissed
- No courses or programmes were discontinued
The principle behind the placements was to keep research and teaching subjects together and place great emphasis on continuity and maintaining the high quality of training. Both the staff and the receiving departments were, as far as possible, allowed to decide where employees would be placed.
Can the decommissioning lead to something better?
The reorganisation provides conditions for a better working environment, which is necessary to maintain a high quality of teaching and research. It is essential that our students receive their education in an inclusive working environment where everyone has the same rights and opportunities.
Why has reorganisation been necessary?
Employees at Uppsala University should feel motivated and happy in their work, and they should have the opportunity to participate in development. A prerequisite for this is that employees feel safe and can influence their work situation.
How do Uppsala University and the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy work to ensure a good working environment?
- The university and the disciplinary domain have provided active support to the departments concerned, including a meeting with HR at the departments concerned on 8 February.
- The working group that has worked with the decommissioning continues to work to create the conditions for a good and safe working environment.
Support material is available at the university to enable systematic health and safety and equality work.