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Autumn has arrived and darkness is setting in earlier. We're staying indoors more. Here's a collection of literary treats, reading tips – salty and sweet, sour and hopefully tasty – for your pleasure. The common denominator is the connection to Uppsala University.
Marie Allen, Professor of Forensic Genetics and Programme Director of the Master's Programme in Forensic Science, is the winner of the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award in the field of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Eco-stations in preference to waste bins, and water instead of detergents. In recent years, Uppsala University's cleaning unit has worked hard to ensure that cleaning is more environmentally friendly. "Why should we waste money buying chemicals when we can make everything clean and fresh just using water?" asks Gun Ekman, head of unit at the Buildings Division.
Apply for grants for publications from AUU, and Vilhelm Ekman University Foundation.
Do you need help getting started with writing plain Swedish language or assessing a text you have written? Then the plain language help may be just for you.
Terry Hartig, Professor of Environmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), is one of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award winners at Uppsala University. Long perspectives on life and a genuine belief in the shared learning process are some of the ingredients in his recipe for success.
The University Library is switching to a new search and loan system on 1 November. This will impact some of the services. The library will be open as normal. The search tool on the library’s website will be available for searching and for accessing electronic resources.
In October 2022, the information security coordinators will visit several campus areas at the University. Do take the opportunity to talk to them about issues you’ve been wondering about – or issues you didn't even know you needed to talk about.
The government has ordered authorities with ten or more employees to save electricity. Discussions are currently in progress regarding general ways in which the University can save electricity. All employees can already start helping in small ways.
In spring 2023 the course ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Management’ (7.5 credits) will be offered at Uppsala University. The deadline for applications is 17 October 2022.
The UU Innovation Mentor Programme matches doctoral students and researchers with experienced mentors working outside academia. A new round has just started and all participants met with their mentors at the kick-off meeting to discover what awaits.
During the night of both Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September 2022, several employees had their passwords stolen. Work is currently underway to minimise the damage.
The University regularly releases email logs and email messages upon request and following legal review. Employees should therefore avoid using their work emails for private correspondence.
The Society for University and Student History is open to anyone who is interested. Every semester, the Society holds informal lectures with different speakers to delve into the history of the University and its students under relaxed conditions.
Each year, Uppsala University awards prizes, awards and medals to those who have furthered research, education or development at the University. This will be done on 7 October 2022, when the University celebrates its anniversary (namely, its 545th).
The National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence Against Women (NCK) at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital is now moving to enhance its research profile. A new professorship is being appointed and two researcher positions have been created. In connection with this, the centre has been moved closer to the Department of Women's and Children's Health.
The information provided on the Staff Portal is good and sufficient in scope, but it is hard to find. This leads to many people shying away from using the portal and using other channels to obtain information instead – in particular via email.
The staff party will not be held in 2022, but the plan is for it to return next year. To make room for more employees, possible new formats for the staff party are currently under consideration.
På konsistoriet den 21 september 2022 beslutas bland annat om pristagare för Björkénska priset.
For some time now, there have been delays at Lingmerths, the University’s contracted supplier of travel agency services. They are having difficulty recruiting experienced travel bookers, a situation that turns out to be affecting the entire industry. They are now recruiting new staff on an ongoing basis to be able to provide a satisfactory service again.
Take the opportunity to apply for the copying grant from the The Swedish Association of Educational Writers if you have written course literature or learning materials. Apply by 15 October 2022.
Hello there, Jonas Bergquist, MD and Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry. You have been appointed inspector equitandi as of 2023.
ENLIGHT has allocated funds for the development or adaptation of existing courses and for the operation of courses. Expression of interest must be submitted by 18 October 2022.
Under the original plan, the role of national vaccination coordinator would have already been completed. But with a virus that evades both immune system defences and vaccines, Richard Bergström's coordinating efforts are still needed. He is now being named Uppsala University's Alumnus of the Year for 2022.
SASUF conference focusing on six sustainable development goals from the UN and Agenda 2030 respectively will take place 19-223 September 2022. Registration by 16 September 2022.
In just 30 minutes, their test can determine which antibiotic is required to treat a urinary tract infection. Johan Elf and Özden Baltekin are recognised for their innovation, which will help reduce antibiotic resistance and advance personalised care.
This summer there have been problems with windows that employees forgot to close after the working day.
STINT has announced funds to start up academic collaborations with partners in India. Apply by 8 November 2022.
Staff members in the category ‘other employees’ can now nominate Electoral College members for the period 15 October 2022 – 14 October 2025.
This year marks 150 years since Betty Pettersson busted through a glass ceiling to become Sweden's first female university student. On the afternoon of 9 September 2022, her achievement will be celebrated with an anniversary programme open to all interested parties.
This year’s Culture Night will be held on 10 September. As always, it is an opportunity to discover the many well-known treasures and hidden gems that are integral to the activities and history of Uppsala University. You can find a few examples of what’s going on here.
A complaint sent to the National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct has presented suspicions of research misconduct against the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Anders Hagfeldt. The complainant asserts that at least two of the illustrations in a scholarly article published earlier this year contain manipulated images.
Following nominations and proposals, the University Director has appointed the group that will select the "other employees" of the Electoral College.
Uppsala University has dropped eleven places from last year and is now 89th in the international Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022, also known as the “Shanghai Ranking”. Uppsala University has been ranked as Sweden’s second best university, behind Karolinska Institutet which takes 41st place. The University of Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s best university and ranks 39th.
The scholarship application, autumn term 2022, will be open until 7 September.
Crime fiction is a popular literary genre across the globe, and Sweden is no exception. But how did we come to be so enamoured of fictional crimes, anyway? This is a question that author Elly Griffiths, the pen name of Domenica de Rosa, will address in the Adam Helms Lecture ‘Murder most lucrative: How we fell in love with crime’ in the University Main Building on the evening of Wednesday 21 September. The lecture will be held in English.
Early career researchers and PhD students can apply for Enlight travel and mobility grants. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2022.
It is time for this year’s announcement for equal opportunities funding. The last day to apply is 5 October.
You can apply for funds for staff exchanges with universities outside the EU via Erasmus+. The application period runs from 15 September to 15 October 2022.
Researchers and PhD-students have the opportunity to apply for a travel grant for the Research and Innovation Week in Japan in November. The call is part of the MIRAI 2.0 collaborative project, which also plans to launch a call for collaborative projects.
Over 28,000 alumni in more than 145 countries around the world: that is the Uppsala University alumni network. All alumni have previously studied or worked at our university.
Admissions for the autumn semester 2022 are now complete. A total of 50,795 students have been admitted to programmes at Uppsala University, a reduction by 3.1 per cent compared to the autumn semester 2021, when 52,402 were admitted. Campus Gotland has 5,564 admissions, a reduction by 14.3 per cent compared to the autumn semester 2021, when the number of admissions was 6,489.
Employees and students can nominate courses or programmes for a pedagogical award within the Enlight network. Submit your nomination by 9 September 2022.
As part of the Swedish Government’s initiative to develop skills to meet the challenge of climate change, nine Swedish higher education institutions have been granted funds to develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to support society’s climate transition. Uppsala University has been appointed national coordinator and courses are due to begin during 2022.
Uppsala universitet kommer att marknadsföra universitetets samlade utbud inför Kulturnatten den 10 september 2022. Men för det krävs att alla som gör ett evenemang själva publicerar dem i UU:s kalendarium.
Uppsala University will continue to support the publication of the student magazine Ergo for another three years.
You can now apply for the L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Prize. Apply by 27 September 2022.
Following a decision by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Uppsala University will be participating as a leading partner in the consortium that will advance the EU's new investment in culture and creative industries.
It has been an exciting and different spring. Many events that were cancelled during the pandemic could take place in the past few months. In many ways, we have experienced the University afresh as we have made the transition back from online to in-person. It has been fun and intense.
The Swedish Research Council's call for grant for centre of excellence will open on 21 September 2022.
Wasp-HS and Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) have launched a joint call for collaborations between the humanities, social sciences and data-driven life sciences. Apply by 1 September 2022.
Björn Eriksson, generaldirektör för Läkemedelsverket, is a new Member of the University Board from 13 June 2022. He is replacing Johan Söderström.
One of Uppsala University’s true strengths is that it is a complete university with expertise in many areas. On the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor, the ‘Hållbar framtid’ (‘Sustainable future’) project is being launched to find new intersections that will hone the University’s ability to collaborate broadly and solve acute and long-term social challenges.
COLUMN. The floor of the Botanical Garden's Orangery has recently been renovated. This may sound like a rather small and simple project little worth noting. But it illustrates the diversity of the University's activities.
You haven't missed your colleagues' tips on TV series, have you?
The university has an emergency phone number that is permanently manned. You can call it when something serious has happened that does not require you to call SOS Alarm.
Uppsala University is hosting a variety of exhibitions during the summer. Everything from artists' paintings of Sweden's national flower, to maternity care and hieroglyphs.
There is a great demand for hotels in both Uppsala and Visby among staff and guests. The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) will publish the new hotel agreements on 1 July.
It has now been just over two years since the new division for University IT Services was established. This past spring, as part of the ongoing transformation, the division carried out a user survey regarding IT at the University. At the same time, an external review of the work to establish the new division was conducted.
Viktiga frågor på konsistoriet den 14 juni 2022 är bland annat verksamhetsplan för 2023 och pristagare för Oscarspriset.
QS World University Rankings has released this year's list of the world's best universities. Uppsala University has fallen four places, from 124 to 128. At the same time, the University has improved its rankings in student-teacher ratio, international staff and international students.
Unfortunately, many people attempt to use the internet to access data, spread false information or swindle users out of money. With a little common sense, however, you can significantly reduce these risks.
Without having conducted a more detailed survey, it can be stated that Ulf Troedsson, who lives just outside Enköping, has Sweden's most beautiful garage. At least if you ask the University Library. The garage is decorated to emulate the book hall at Carolina Rediviva.
In the spring of 2022, the University received two donations from former employees for scholarships and funding for students and researchers.
Formas, Forte, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova have presented a further development of their proposal for a model for quality-based resource allocation, which was first presented in 2021.
The European network ENLIGHT hosts a teaching and learning conference on 16-18 November in Göttingen. Teachers from Uppsala University are welcome to propose conference papers by 20 June 2022.
Uppsala University and Uppsala University Foundations Management of Estates and Funds (UAF) are being criticised in the media as well as internally for how the latter is managing its forest holdings. For this reason, an investigation is currently under way into how forestry should be managed in the future. We have interviewed the chair of the University Board, Anne Ramberg, in connection with the story.
On 18 and 25 May, it was finally time for the Doctoral Degree Conferment ceremony in the auditorium, after a long break due to the pandemic. The winter’s postponed graduation ceremony took place on 18 May and then one week later, on 25 May, it was time for the spring ceremony.
This year’s pedagogy prizewinner at Uppsala University teaches courses related to theology, psychology, forensic science and electronics. The free pedagogy prize this year has the theme “The critical approach in a polarised world” and is awarded to Professor Thomas Nygren of the Department of Pedagogy, Didactics and Educational Studies.
Now it is easier to research the history of innovation in Sweden. All patents that were granted in Sweden from 1746 to 1945 have been digitalised and gathered into a searchable database – Historical Swedish patents – in a collaboration between the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV) and Uppsala University. The search engine was inaugurated on 20 May by Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt and PRV’s Director General Peter Strömbäck.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has announced its 100 List 2022. The theme for the list is technology in the service of humankind and the chosen projects are all deemed to be ready for utilisation in the immediate future. Eight of the 70 projects on the list are being conducted at Uppsala University.
A national survey has been conducted to determine how common gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment are in academia. Generally speaking the result for Uppsala University is comparable to the survey’s national average. However, femal doctoral students at Uppsala University report a higher level of bullying than the national average.
Summer is approaching and with it, for most of us, a well-deserved break. Perhaps the extra time off will give us a little more time for literature and reading. The editors have compiled a list of books whose authors are linked to our university in one or more ways.
The ACCESS forum “Reconnecting for a Sustainable Future” will take place on 7-11 November 2022 in Punta Arenas, Chile and offers a unique opportunity for the academic communities from all disciplines in both countries to meet, connect and share experiences.
Every year on 14 June, countries all over the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day, an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO). So, how better to mark the date than to spare a thought for all blood donors and register as a blood donor yourself?
Karolin Eriksson and Charlotte Hertzberg are health educators at the Student Health Services and are currently looking for contributors to Mental Health Week, 10–14 October. We spoke with them about the theme week, which will be held this autumn for the second time to draw attention to mental health and well-being.
The official inauguration of Building 10 at the New Ångström Laboratory with ribbon cutting by Crown Princess Victoria was held on 13 May. “With its fantastic flexible classrooms and modern lab rooms, I’d like to say that this facility is almost unique in Europe,” said Johan Tysk, Vice-rector of the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology.
The intention, with various types of places to meet, art works made of concrete and pendulum experiments, is that the new Ångström will inspire students and researchers to meet and come up with new ideas.
The updated visual guidelines apply to communications such as PowerPoint templates and to the use of fonts and the University logo. They are a simplification of the previous guidelines.
Uppsala University subscribes to the Research Professional database of research funding opportunities. You can set up a personalised search and automatically receive alerts when new funding opportunities arise.
In the second half of May, two pre-planned military exercises will be taking place around Uppsala.
Hello there, Nadina Laurent, director of studies at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. You and your colleagues have received a prestigious award for your work in the Speech and Language Pathology Programme. Could you tell us about the prize?
Uppsala Student Union invites nominations for student representation. Nominate by 23 May 2022.
Reviewing the university’s development in 2021 can be summarised as both positive development and contradictory or difficult to assess development.
Many say that the TV series Succession is phenomenal – but that’s running on HBO Max, a paid streaming service, so I haven’t seen it. Personally, I like all the British series that SVT makes available regularly. Do you have a favourite series that you follow?
Uppsala University's occupational health provider, Previa, is changing its name and will in future operate under the name Falck. The name change will begin in April 2022, and will be fully implemented by 1 January 2023.
In episode five of the Vice-Chancellor’s podcast series, Erik Melander, Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, talks about his views on the nuclear threat, the balance of terror and working for peace.
Ur innehållet: Ändringar i LAS – Utbildningar – Previa byter namn – Tiimersättningsärenden – Påminnelse att skicka in underlag för undantag schablonsemester – Förhandlingsuppehåll i sommar
Hello, Jan Ove R. Ebbestad, Curator of the Museum of Evolution. You and Jan Romgard co-wrote the book Otto Zdansky: The scientist who discovered Peking Man and explored China’s fossil past, about the palaeontologist Otto Zdansky, who discovered Peking Man.
Campus Gotland now has a new climate-smart, student-centred lecture hall. As one of Campus Gotland’s most important profile and focus areas, sustainability has naturally permeated the entire project. The aim is for the lecture hall to achieve net zero emission.
All employees and others engaged at the University now have a chance to say what they think about the Staff Portal by answering a survey that is being sent out by email. The deadline for responding is 12 May 2022.
On 30 April, it is once again time for over one hundred rafts to set off on the Fyris River. This will be the first full-scale Running of the Falls event for two years – and the storehouse is crammed with building materials. “We have increased the number of rafts from 120 to 130,” says Emmy Sköld, project manager for the Running of the Falls.
The Foundation for Strategic Research has announced funding for researchers who wish to work in another sector for a limited period of time.
Uppsala University's wellness challenge Hittaut will continue in 2022. Take the opportunity to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings while getting some exercise and taking on the challenge with colleagues.
Viktiga frågor på konsistoriet den 28 april 2022 är internrevisionens rapporter om samverkan mellan universitetet och forskningsnära företag respektive institutionsgranskning. Verksamhetsplanen för 2023 kommer också att diskuteras.
Each year, the Swedish Armed Forces Home Guard celebrates Uniform to Work Day.
Take the opportunity to have your say on a first draft of the HR Policy on 18 May. It’s important that as many employees as possible contribute their thoughts and opinions during this work.
You’re invited to propose workshops for the fourth research and innovation week as part of the South Africa – Sweden University Forum (SASUF). Register no later than 21 August 2022.
Help develop alumni activities at Uppsala University by completing a survey. The survey is open until 31 May 2022.
Following a two-year intermission, traditional Walpurgis Eve celebrations are about to make a comeback in Uppsala. But Walpurgis Eve is different for everyone. What is yours usually like?
Uppsala University holds human remains in various forms in its museum collections. The guidelines for the handling of these remains have recently been updated.
Watch out for emails that try to trick you out of personal information using Ukraine as the topic.
Uppsala University will award scholarships to a total value of SEK 3 million to scholars from Ukraine. The funding will provide 20 scholarships worth SEK 150,000 each, for stays of five months at Uppsala University.
You’re invited to propose abstracts for the Southern African-Nordic Centre conference in South Africa 5–7 December 2022. The call is open until 31 May 2022.
Employees and students can apply for funding for gender mainstreaming projects. The last date for applications is 9 May 2022.
In connection with the inauguration of the new Ångström Laboratory, we welcome everyone interested to a theme week in Science and Technology between 16-20 May.
Last week, Uppsala University’s Research Handbook was launched. It is the culmination of a project that has been going on for about a year and that will make life a little easier for the university’s researchers.
Don’t forget to lock your computer when you leave it unattended. Locking your computer saves power as well as protecting your work and the University’s computer systems.
Hello there… Jens Carlsson, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and one of the researchers behind a promising new molecule for a drug to combat coronavirus.
Previous decisions on free rental of spaces in University House for teaching and examinations have been extended until the end of December 2022.
Take this opportunity to nominate a colleague who has helped translate valuable knowledge into an innovation that has sustainable benefits to society. Nominations must be received no later than 24 April 2022.
Applications are now being accepted for the UU Innovation Mentor Programme for doctoral students and researchers interested in getting an extra boost in their utilisation projects. Apply by 30 April for the opportunity to be awarded a place in the programme for the autumn semester 2022.
Uppsala University launches a call for initiation research projects within ENLIGHT. Each project will connect researchers from UU with a minimum of one other ENLIGHT partner university and minimum one external partner. Apply by 30 May 2022.
The Swedish Energy Agency has announced funding for projects that contribute to learning and change in the direction of sustainable energy. Apply by 31 August, 2022 (application period extended).
The “Hjärnäpplet” Innovation Prize was first developed to reward materials researchers with sustainable business ideas. Now it rewards all kinds of innovation at Uppsala University, and does so with plenty of built-in symbolism. Former researcher Richard Karmhag is responsible for the design.
För att underlätta arbetet för den personal som hanterar institutionssidor i studentingången kommer det att erbjudas två introduktionstillfällen under våren.
In the beginning of next week (week 11) a user survey will be sent out in the form of a questionnaire addressed to all employees and other people actively engaged at the University. The sender will be Uppsala universitet/Quicksearch and Universitetsgemensam_IT@mail.quicksearch.se and we would like to emphasis this is not a case of spam or phishing.
8 March is International Women’s Day, a kind of apolitical day of commemoration, according to Wikipedia. Some countries choose to celebrate women more generally on this day. Elsewhere, it is a day to focus on women’s ongoing battle for equal rights. In honour of this day, the Staff Portal editorial team have searched for and found a number of strong women in the field of literature with links to the University.
AcademiaNet is a European database that features excellent female researchers. The Swedish Research Council has nominated 276 Swedish women to the database, including 46 researchers from Uppsala University. We have interviewed three of these researchers.
This year it is 150 years since the first woman, Betty Petterson, was enrolled at a Swedish university. Betty Petterson from Gotland studied linguistics and modern literature at Uppsala University.
It’s time to apply for Verification for collaboration (VFS in Swedish), an initiative by Uppsala University to support collaborative research between the University’s researchers and external organisations in order to help getting the research utilised in practice.
Three questions to Arindam De Tarafder, PhD student in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology who took UU Innovation’s postgraduate course on intellectual property in research in the fall of 2021. A new round of the course starts on 23 March, and registration is open until 15 March.
The invasion of Ukraine is truly appalling. Fear and anxiety are proliferating and none of us is left untouched. Some of us know people directly affected, some have friends or family whose lives have been turned upside down overnight. The refugee flows are swelling and no end to the conflict is yet in sight.
Apply for grants for publications from AUU, and Vilhelm Ekman University Foundation.
At a press conference on 2 March, Minister for Education Anna Ekström and the Swedish Government have called for a cessation of contacts with Russian and Belarusian state institutions.
On Monday 7 March at 15:00 there will be a test of Sweden’s siren warning system.
Hello there Thomas Nygren, member of the EU’s expert group on fake news and online disinformation and professor at the Department of Education.
In spring 2022 we will choose the first winner of the Uppsala University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.
In a drive to increase the amount of staff and students at Uppsala University vaccinated against COVID-19, there will be opportunities to be vaccinated on campus at the beginning of March.
I at least often need to look for people among the University’s employees. A profile page on the Staff Portal can help you be more visible and accessible, both internally and externally, to your colleagues, the media, the business community, and others.
The Swedish Government has tasked the Swedish Research Council and other state funding bodies with further developing a previously proposed model for quality-based allocation of research funding. The proposal will be presented on 1 June 2022 at the latest.
Uppsala University endorses the Swedish Government’s firm condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) have announced the call for application for 2022 Industrial doctoral student in science, technology and medicine. Apply by 19 May.
Hello Anna Borlund, HR strategist and one of the project managers for the upcoming Human Resources policy. During the spring, the working group will invite employees to open webinars on the upcoming HR policy.
You can apply for funds for staff exchanges with universities outside the EU via Erasmus+. The application period runs from 15 March to 15 April 2022.
Hello there… Hillevi Englund of UU Innovation, who is organising a seminar on inclusive innovation on 8 March.
Uppsala Diabetes Centre is now open to new applications for PhD project research grants. This time, 400 000 SEK will be assigned to 8 cross-disciplinary projects at SLU and Uppsala University’s three disciplinary domains.
Writing texts so that everyone can understand them is not always an easy task. Texts written by government agencies can be heavy-going and hard to understand. But writing in plain language so that everyone can read and understand the content is fundamental to our democracy. It is part of our responsibility as a government agency.
Uppsala University’s annual report and its budget submission to the government were important decision items on the agenda when the University Board convened today. The University has continued to grow and develop and can look back on a good year, despite the pandemic.
Hello Dan Larhammar, Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There, you took the initiative to issue booklets for the general reader about vaccines and climate change.
PhDs students are invited to participate in the competition for a competition organized by the international network Coimbra. You must present your research in a maximum of 3 minutes.
The security situation on the internet is currently unusually sensitive. All members of staff are urged to be extra alert to phishing and attempts at intrusion.
På konsistoriet den 18 februari, kommer man bland annat att ta beslut om årsredovisning 2021, budgetunderlag 2023-2025, revisionsplan 2022 och riktlinjer för internrevisionen.
Uppsala University has a newsletter focused on research and collaboration, which employees can subscribe to.
Ur innehållet: Ny handlingsplan fastställd för Charter and Code, Översyn namnuppgifter i Primula och utbildning bland annat för att förebygga diskriminering i arbetsliv och utbildning.
The Vice-Chancellor has adopted new guidelines on the remuneration of undergraduate and Master’s students on boards, committees and councils at Uppsala University.
The University has updated the whistleblowing function that has existed since 2018. The function can be used to report wrongdoing at the University.
The guidelines for extending the period of study for doctoral students in elected positions have now been finalised and approved. There has long been demand for revision. The decision brings small increases in the time allowed.
… Åsa Furberg of the HR Division, who coordinates the work with the European Charter and Code at Uppsala University.
Uppsala university has issued a call for employees who intend to participate in an international staff training online during 2022.
Uppsala University is a member of the local Uppsala Climate Protocol. Its members have pledged to work to ensure that the Earth’s temperature does not increase by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
On 9 February, virtually all remaining restrictions were lifted for people who have been vaccinated. Two recommendations remain in place, however:
AI4Research offers funding for researchers in a shared space during internal sabbaticals, while they remain at their home department part-time.
The Government has decided to eliminate the pandemic restrictions. The University Management recommends a gradual return to the workplace from homeworking and to normal teaching.
The purpose of Matariki Fellows is to increase the number of research contacts and strengthen international cooperation. Funds can be applied for an up to six-month-long research stay during 2022/2023.
Applies from 8 February.
Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt has started a blog on current issues at the University.
On 3 February, the Prime Minister sent a clear message that Sweden will begin to phase out infection control measures on 9 February. The University welcomes this message and looks forward to the future with confidence.
A topic many people are discussing is when it is best to hold meetings in person or virtually, and how to best facilitate hybrid meetings to deliver good outcomes. We have gathered some inspiration here to feed into this discussion.
For the purpose of further supporting educational development at Uppsala University, the vice chancellor is calling for applications for PUMA project grants for the financial year 2023 (may be used from autumn 2022). The grant funding available amounts to SEK 3 000 000.
On 9 February 2022, public measures against COVID-19 will begin to be phased out. A gradual return to workplaces is advised and higher education institutions are recommended to gradually resume normal teaching arrangements.
The course on intellectual property in research is now open for registration. Learn about useful strategies and practices in this course that is aimed for doctoral students and researchers and provided by UU Innovation in collaboration with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, PRV.
Zoom security settings help you minimise the risk of the wrong people taking over your meeting. For example, you can turn off the screen sharing or chat functions. The text was updated on February 7, 2022.
On 27 January, the government took a new decision on working from home and extended the recommendation that state employees should work from home where operationally possible until 14 February.
In a ranking that aggregates three of the world’s premier university rankings – QS, THE and ARWU – Uppsala University ranks at 96 as the best Swedish university. The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia is behind this aggregate ranking, which was launched three years ago.
The number of self-reports in week 3 (17–23 January) adds up to 274, 188 of whom are students and 86 employees.
The three most frequently downloaded research publications from Uppsala University were all publications in which the University’s researchers have acted as editors. Among student theses and papers, two out of the three most frequently downloaded were about online shopping.
The UU Innovation mentor program of spring 2022 is now up and running. At the kick off on 24 January, all participating researchers met their mentors on Zoom, marking the beginning of a six-month collaboration.
The doctoral degree conferment ceremony on 28 January is postponed due to the pandemic.
The infection rate remains high, with a peak expected in the coming weeks, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden in its press release today. However, they also suggest it may be possible to phase out some of the measures on 9 February.
The Ångström Library is relocating to house 10 (the new house at Ångström Laboratory) and will open in new premises on 7 February.
The Speech and Language Pathology Programme at Uppsala University is looking for children who in March-April 2022 will be 6 months old. Register by March 10.
There are methods for achieving well-functioning hybrid meetings where some participants are physically on site in a meeting room and other are attending via a digital solution. Now you can book a course to learn how.
Having clear daily routines, being physically active and engaging in outdoor leisure pursuits have all been helpful in promoting the well-being of Swedes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hello there Karin Karlström, HR strategist at the University Administration, who towards the end of last year was awarded the recently established Gun Heimer scholarship for her work with employees and domestic violence.
The speed and spread of covid-19 is also reflected in the University's own reporting system. Last week, the University received 198 self-reports, compared to 107 the week before.
Apply for Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (SJSF) grants and scholarships for research and studies in Japan with deadline 1 March.
Application forms for the main part of Uppsala University scholarships and grants will be open between 27 January and 15 February.
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) announces a call to support preparation of research applications targeting Pillar 2 Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness in the Horizon Europe program. Apply by 1 March 2022.
ÅForsk’s Entrepreneurial Scholarship is for entrepreneurs who are connected to a university environment, either as a student, a doctoral student, a researcher or as teacher. Sweden's 10 most innovative entrepreneurs will be awarded SEK 200,000 each. Apply by 11 February 2022.
The Student Portal is closed for students. Employees will be able to log in through VPN, regardless of whether you work from home or at your workplace.
Impact Planning Canvas is a tool for identifying the possible impact and planning for how you can achieve it in the best way. In January and February, UU Innovation will host a workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn about the tool, and also apply it to your own project.
Who do you think should be Alumnus of the Year 2022? Now you can nominate your favorite candiate by 31 March 2022.
Uppsala University annually awards five pedagogical prizes for outstanding contributions within education at basic level as well as advanced level. Nominate candidates no later than 17 March.
The week has been dominated by exam week at the University and the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Ongoing restrictions, working from home and teaching and learning online. It’s easy to feel isolated and under-stimulated. But people who read books are never alone and can effectively transport themselves to anywhere they want to be.
As it is vital that all personal names are correct in Primula, we are reviewing all forenames and surnames in the system. The details are used, for example, in the traveller profiles in Lingmerths’ travel systems and must match the names stated in passports.
Projects and initiatives with the potential to make a tangible contribution to lowering the University’s climate impact can apply for grants of up to SEK 250,000.
The SciLifeLab committee Uppsala University has decided to identify and support local infrastructures or new technologies with the potential to be incorporated into national SciLifeLab platforms. Apply by 7 February 2022.
Right now, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading at an increasing rate in Sweden.
Uppsala University and SLU will cancel SciFest in March. The SciFest team finds that it is impossible to carry out an infection-proof event with a SciFest feeling under the current circumstances.
15 January will mark the entry into force of the new catering services framework agreements for Uppsala. These agreements will be in force for one year with an option to extend for up to three years. These agreements cover 14 different suppliers across 4 different product areas.
Uppsala University is about to welcome students and staff back after a well-deserved break over the holidays. As everyone knows, the coronavirus pandemic is by no means over. Uppsala University takes this situation extremely seriously and is monitoring developments closely. The University is following the recommendations issued by the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The current recommendation is that higher education should be conducted in person, on campus, as far as possible.
Hello to Niklas Juth, from 1 February 2022 the new professor of clinical medical ethics, in a newly established chair.
The prosecutor has chosen to pursue Professor Åke Lundqvist for breaking the Ethical Review Act after he conducted COVID-19 testing in an apartment building in Stockholm.
The Swedish Energy Agency has announced funding for doctoral student projects within the Graduate School in Energy Systems. Applications must be received no later than 2 March 2022.
On 21 December, the Swedish government presented further restrictions and recommendations to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. The recommendations take effect on 23 December.
COLUMN. After many years of successful research combined with managerial positions at the University, Hans Ellegren is leaving his alma mater, at least temporarily. In the New Year he will take up the post of Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The year will soon be at an end. We would like to thank all members of staff, students and friends of the University for the commitment you have shown and the important work you have done in 2021.
It’s that time of year again when it can get very slippery outdoors and often you can’t even see the ice on asphalt and street paving.
Internal Audit has conducted audits of contract education, communication, talent attraction and information security. Various actions are now being planned in each of these areas to address the problems identified by Internal Audit.
After the Department of Neuroscience had been wrestling with complex problems that were having a negative impact on the work environment for a long time, the Vice-Chancellor decided on 16 December to close down the Department. The decision was based on an inquiry conducted by the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy under the leadership of Vice-rector Mats Larhed.
The Foundation for Strategic Research offers grants in the program "Lise Meitner Grants for Israeli-Swedish research collaboration". Apply by 21 February 2022.
There is a wealth of different activities to involve yourself in at Uppsala University, even when you are not working. Here are a few tips from the University’s broad range of activities, both educational and health-promoting.
Hi there Erik Sahlée, Senior Lecturer in meteorology and responsible for Uppsala University’s weather observations, which will become 300 years long in 2022. This milestone will be marked by Uppsala University with a Celsius Jubilee.
På konsistoriet den 14 december beslutas bland annat om internrevisioner.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Swedish government have announced new step-by-step measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection. The infection rate in Sweden is increasing slightly, though from low levels. The first stage of measures is in effect from 8 December.
The Swedish Agency for Government Employers has concluded that public authorities cannot demand proof of vaccination from either employees or the public. The Swedish government is introducing further infection control measures from 8 December but higher education institutions are to continue with on-campus teaching.
What is it like for a researcher to put on the interviewer’s hat? Researcher Annika Skoglund talks with representatives from academia, the business community and politics in the Novum Organum podcast.
Many members of the University’s staff were keen to share their best reading experiences. No fewer than 54 book recommendations have come in – from every part of the University. Three winners will each receive a beautiful tray from the University’s webshop.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the government have announced that additional restrictions regarding COVID-19 may be introduced next week (week starting 6 December). The University will not anticipate these decisions.
Den 1 juni fick institutionernas kurs- och studieadministratörer tillgång till den nya studentingången och därmed möjlighet att lägga ut information och institutionsmeddelanden.
If your dissertation was presented not more than 10 years ago, you can apply to become a member of Young Academy of Sweden. Application deadline is 12 January 2022.
Today, Uppsala University is launching a new rehabilitation system called Adato, a system that gathers all information in a rehabilitation case in a clear and legally compliant manner.
When Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General of The Guild, visited Uppsala University recently, he found there were plenty of interesting things to learn from Uppsala. He hopes more people will pursue issues through the network.
Akademiska Hus has now completed the installation of the solar panels planned for the University’s roofs. This investment is part of a collaboration between the University and Akademiska Hus to improve the physical environment of the University together.
Under hösten har arbetet med studentingången fortsatt. Avstämningar med referensgrupper har gjorts och ytterligare ett utbildningstillfälle för kursadministratörer planeras att ges i december.
The government’s decision to require proof of vaccination at public gatherings of more than 100 people does not apply to teaching sessions or exams. However, the requirement does apply to defences of doctoral theses, which count as public gatherings.
Study counsellors are offered continuing professional development (CPD) based on the new Triplets model that we have written about previously. We talked to Aesha Sheik who took part in the first round to hear what she thinks about the model.
All staff and students at Uppsala University are invited to watch the film “Gala Evening at the Royal Swedish Opera” on 6 December. A limited number of seats are available and tickets must be collected in advance at reception in the Segerstedt Building.
COLUMN. An unanticipated effect of the pandemic was an opportunity to start an international seminar on inclusive education – an opportunity seized by the Department of Education. The seminar series is environmentally sustainable and also provides an opening for new ideas about internationalisation within the field of education.
The Vice-Chancellor’s podcast series started during the autumn of 2021. In the series, Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt meets researchers or representatives of academic departments or other parts of the University that he is curious about.
Updated 24 November: Uppsala University's decision is expected Friday 26 November. The Public Health Agency of Sweden has asked the government to introduce a requirement for proof of vaccination at public meetings and events from 1 December 2021.
A new mission statement places greater emphasis on the long-term development of academic support for all students and doctoral students at the University.
Hello there Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Director of the Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS), which will hold a symposium on interdisciplinary debate and discussion on 6–7 December.
A so-called "ransomware" has affected several organizations in Sweden. Therefore, attachments in e-mail messages such as older Excel files (.xls) and Zip archives (.zip) are temporarily blocked while the security risk and necessary measures are examined.
This article is being translated into English and will be published here as soon as it is ready.
The organisers of a day to remember the impacts of the State Institute for Racial Biology are calling for proposals for presentations and performances.
This year’s new initiative at UU Innovation has paid off. The number of ideas submitted by researchers and doctoral students this year reached the same level as 2020 as a whole – after just the first nine months. The previous year’s skewed influx of ideas has been straightened out, and a larger number of women are among the idea owners seeking support.
If you defended your thesis at Uppsala University during the period 1973–2003, you can now have your doctoral thesis converted into electronic form and make your research available through open access for colleagues and other interested readers around the world.
At the grand inauguration of professors, new professors are inaugurated at Uppsala University. Because no inauguration was held last year, this year’s ceremony includes professors who were appointed both in 2020 and in 2021.
Hello there Åse Richard, doctoral student of cultural geography at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) and recipient of the Uppsala Peace Prize for “research into renoviction and the right to housing”.
I Rektorspodden undersöker Uppsala universitets rektor Anders Hagfeldt tillsammans med redaktör Johannes Borgegård en rad olika spännande saker som sker vid Uppsala universitet.
The Lennander Foundation announces six scholarships of SEK 300,000 each.
In January, the first employees will move into Building 10 – the last extension of the Ångström Laboratory within the New Ångström project. But the curious can already take a peek inside the building by viewing a film from Akademiska Hus and Uppsala University.
Here are 54 recommended book experiences from university staff.
December and January can be months that are hard on your wallet. So don’t forget to organise getting reimbursement for your expenses before Christmas!
The European Union has appointed an expert group to develop guidelines and support for teachers to help them protect EU citizens from disinformation. Thomas Nygren, a senior lecturer at the Department of Education at Uppsala University, has been appointed as a member of the group.
There are quite a number of interesting events coming up on 24 November, in particular for researchers. You can choose from topics such as research funding, research ethics, innovation, education, material searches, and 3D printing.
Hello there Jin Moen, Programme Manager of Internet of Things Sverige (IoT Sverige). The IoT Sverige annual conference will be held on 18 November. It is an opportunity for project actors from academia, the public sector and the business sector to gather and discuss how the Internet of Things can contribute to creating greater societal benefit.
Hello there Anna Foka, Director of the Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University. The most recent decision by the Swedish Research Council concerning national infrastructure projects includes the Centre for Digital Humanities in three of the projects that have received funding.
Stefan Zetterström, this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient in law and social sciences, works a lot with instilling joy and humour in his teaching.
The Vice-Chancellor has recently adopted a number of University-wide indicators to facilitate follow-up of the development goals specified in the University’s Mission, Goals and Strategies document.
For a long time, there have been work environment problems at the Department of Neuroscience. Now the disciplinary domain and University managements want to see a solution that gives research and education the best prospects for continued development in a positive direction.
Over one year, the University’s activities are expected to generate emissions of just over 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to approximately 8 tonnes of carbon dioxide per full-time equivalent employee. The main sources of emissions are business travel, buildings and purchases of goods.
Hello there, Lisa Börjesson, researcher at the Department of Archives, Libraries and Museums, who has been appointed as a member of the European Open Science Cloud Association (EOSC) Task Forces.
Den utredning som nyligen presenterades för Matilda Ernkrans, minister för högre utbildning och forskning, föreslår att statliga universitet och högskolor ska få ökade möjligheter att avskilja en student från högskoleutbildning.
On 22 September, the Vice-Chancellor decided to revise the University’s guidelines on what to do where deviations from good research practice are suspected.
Hi there, Martin Agback, technical system administrator at the Uppsala Multidisciplinary Centre for Advanced Computational Science (Uppmax). You are one of just over fifty employees who will receive the “For Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm” award on 29 October.
COLUMN: The challenges we face in achieving a sustainable future can be complex, and in this situation collaborations between disciplines can contribute research where one plus one makes three. We have enormous potential here at Uppsala University, and perhaps we can make better use of it!
På konsistoriet den 27-28 oktober – första gången sedan coronautbrottet för ca 1,5 år sedan som man träffas irl (in real life), kommer man att diskutera ämnet Europauniversitet och remissvaret Stärkt fokus på framtidens forskningsinfrastruktur.
In 2011, the University launched its gender equality indicators. Due to changes in both the IT system and the BI system GLIS the indicators have been recreated and revised.
The university starts a new graduate school in the medical humanities. Funds for five doctoral positions will be announced before the turn of the year.
There are undoubtedly many benefits to riding your bicycle to work, both from a personal viewpoint and from the employer’s perspective, but how can we make it easier for staff to choose sustainable transport and what specific plans does the University have in this regard?
Hi there, Maria Tovar, study and career guidance counsellor at the University Administration – and congratulations! You are one of some 50 employees in 2021 at Uppsala University who will receive the award For Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm or NOR on 29 October.
The University has had a collaboration agreement with NCC since 2016, and this is now being expanded into a partnership. Sustainable development, digitalisation and innovation are the focus of the activities the partners want to bring about in both research and education.
The University has one confirmed case of COVID-19 to report from last week. The University’s coronavirus group and the regional health authority have now decided to suspend their weekly collaboration.
Registration for the Matariki Lecture Series events on Race, Racism and Decolonisation is now open.
Sisters Bonnie and Sandy Nilhamn have donated money to create a foundation for the promotion of academic traditions at Uppsala University. The principal purpose of the foundation will be to award scholarships to standard bearers.
From 1 November, new guidelines come into effect for testing in connection with suspected coronavirus infection. The University refers to the Public Health Agency of Sweden website for details about the new guidelines on testing.
The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has reported that Uppsala University’s quality assurance system for courses and study programmes at all levels has received the highest rating “Approved quality assurance processes”.
It is possible to apply for grants for scientific and scholarly publications. Grants from Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis and Vilhelm Ekman University Foundation are normally considered for part of the total cost and only prior to publication. Doctoral dissertations are not considered for support.
Calling all teachers and students! There is now a new podcast on the theme of “engaged learning and online education”, in which four well-known researchers and educational developers talk about the impact of distance, hybrid and online teaching on students’ engagement in their education.
Hello there, Lars Ericsson, director of studies at the Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, and Mojgan Seraji, former faculty programme coordinator, who have produced a film about cheating and plagiarism aimed at students.
At SciFest, you have the chance to present your research to school students and the general public. You can count on many questions and exciting discussions. All you need is an interesting and fun activity - and judging from earlier years researchers in Uppsala are creative! You will get help from the SciFest team develop you activity.
There are currently long delivery times for computers and other IT equipment. So it’s important that everyone places their orders in good time. These long delivery times are likely to continue throughout 2022.
The University has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report from last week, 3 among students and 1 employee. Otherwise, there is nothing special to report this week
Now you can nominate for Uppsala Student of the Year 2021. Deadline is 1 November.
Uppsala University marks its 544th birthday on 7 October 2021. This year’s birthday will be celebrated in the University Main Building with an awards ceremony for prizes and medals announced in 2020 and 2021.
Karin Westman Berg's scholarship is an annual award given to a female doctoral student at Uppsala University or at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, who has made a notable contribution to research in the spirit of Karin Westman Berg.
A research study shows that when you are interrupted by colleagues at work, it may be good for a sense of belonging.
On Monday, large numbers of University Administration staff will return to a working life based in the Segerstedt Building. The University and Region Uppsala will continue to monitor developments closely in collaboration.
Although the public restrictions relating to COVID-19 ended on 29 September, this does not mean that everything will return to normal overnight. The transition back to the situation that was normal before the pandemic will be gradual.