AI-related cheating – a few tips
The launch of the AI tool ChatGPT has led to concerns that more students will attempt to cheat in connection with assessments.
The launch of the AI tool ChatGPT has led to concerns that more students will attempt to cheat in connection with assessments.
Application forms for the main part of Uppsala University scholarships and grants will be open between 26 January and 16 February 2023.
The Speech and Language Pathology Programme at Uppsala University is looking for children who will be 6 months old in March-April 2023. Register by 10 March.
A major phishing attack took place today. It was sent by email to all members of staff at the University, on this occasion under the pretence of being sent from Vice-Chancellor Anders Hagfeldt and another account.
In spring 2023, ENLIGHT European University will host webinars on its activities and related opportunities for teachers, researchers and staff. We put a few questions about the webinars to Jonathan Schalk, ENLIGHT Coordinator at the University Administration.
Support is available for researchers who need to assess their research in relation to the EU Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Regulation. The regulation builds on the Nagoya Protocol and requires the sharing of benefits arising from research on genetic resources or traditional knowledge about such resources.
Have you seen the programme of the national research institute the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)?
Who do you think should be Alumnus of the Year 2023? Now you can nominate your favorite candiate by 31 March 2023.
The ‘Friskör’ University Choir was launched in the latter half of the 2000s and is open to all members of staff at Uppsala University.
On 9 January 2023 the ‘IA’ system, or Work Environment Information System, was launched for the whole of Uppsala University. This web-based system will make it easier to see which types of occupational injuries and incidents occur and where.
It is possible to apply for short-term projects from STINT aimed at building new strategic international relations.
Sunet is organising a seminar on AI and higher education on 26 January 2023. The background is, among other things, the recent discussions about ChatGPT and other AI services in relation to examinations.
In June 2022 the Vice-Chancellor approved the establishment of a new Department of Social Work from 1 January 2023.
Last December, the Vice-Chancellor decided to order a new research evaluation, Q&R24, at Uppsala University – the fourth in a series of research evaluations undertaken at the University’s own initiative.
Uppsala University has signed a new agreement for international train journeys across Europe. The contracted party is Resebutiken i Kalmar AB, a specialist in journeys by rail with many years of experience in that area.
Uppsala University’s former Vice-Chancellor Stig Strömholm has been awarded the Swedish Academy’s Grand Prize. The medal is the Academy’s most distinguished award, given as recognition of particularly outstanding efforts in one of the Academy’s areas of interest.
The number of people with COVID-19, flu and RSV is rapidly increasing. It is therefore important to get vaccinated and to stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
The book “Molnspanare– en meteorologisk historia” (Cloud spotters – a meteorological history) tells of the emergence of meteorology as a scientific subject. Among other things, you can read about how the Latin names and classification of the clouds were decided at a conference in the University Building in Uppsala, including Cirro-cumulus and Nimbus.
“Zoom with a PhD student in biology” is a model for engaging with school students and teachers. The model has been taken up at the Swedish Centre for School Biology for engagement with upper secondary schools, and the results are promising.
There is now a general page where you can apply for open, online courses to develop skills relating to the climate transition. The courses are part of the Öppet för klimatet (Open to the Climate) project, which has been established by the government as part of its climate upskilling initiative.
With the award Attractive Innovation Project, UU Innovation recognises researchers and students who have taken great steps towards translating ideas and research results into innovation and societal benefits.
At the request of the government, the University has analysed the range of lifelong learning and transition courses.
The University has a new Environmental Plan. The ambition is for the University to be climate-neutral by 2045. An intermediate goal is to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Not a single higher education institution fulfils the Discrimination Act, according to a new report from the Equality Ombudsman. “The report contains recommendations and advice that offer inspiration for change,” notes Åsa Cajander, Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Equal Opportunities.
På konsistoriet den 14 december 2022 beslutas bland annat om internrevisionsrapporter om dataskyddsarbete GDPR respektive bisysslor.
With the winter darkness comes the need to adjust your driving to poorer visibility. Surveys also show that motorists are forgetting to turn on their rear lights when visibility is poor.
A warning is now being added to the bottom of incoming emails – an initiative introduced to remind people of the issue of email and SMS fraud.
The Göran Gustafsson Foundation for the Promotion of Scientific Research at Uppsala University and KTH is announcing grants for young researchers. Please submit your application by Friday 27 January 2023 at 12:00.
The number of employees tricked into clicking on links as part of fraud attempts via email and SMS has increased. As a result, the number of accounts being suspended to minimise the damage has also risen. Employees whose accounts have been suspended must then request an activation code.
Recently, a collaboration at the Center for Multidisciplinary Research on Racism (Cemfor) was debated in the media. Research on current societal issues can often lead to debate and questions being asked. Therefore, support for emerging multidisciplinary research environments is important. They often face difficult trade-offs and debates.
In connection with the Celsius jubilee in 2022, a weather photography competition started where a new winner image was chosen every month. The images have now been collected in a calendar for 2023, along with poetic descriptions of various weather phenomena.
New agreements will come into force from 1 December 2022 concerning taxi bookings and chartering of buses.
A national debate has been under way for some time as to whether academic freedom remains intact at universities or not. Are we allowed to discuss any subject or is there a culture of silence in certain areas?
A framework agreement has been in place governing external photographers used by Uppsala University since 1 December 2022.
For many years it has been a tradition to invite the new Nobel Prize laureates to Uppsala University in connection with the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm.
Most people do not go into academia because they want to become entrepreneurs. Neither did Emil Rosén, but the idea he developed during his doctoral studies was too promising to resist. “It's not that dramatic. More than anything, I'm a problem solver.”
The basic settings installed in the University’s computers minimise energy consumption. However, there are still a few things you can do to reduce the amount of energy your computer uses.
Whether you believe in Santa Claus or not, you might want to give someone a Christmas present. I've burrowed deep down into Santa's sack looking for some inspiring Christmas reads. Here are a few suggestions, as usual related to our University.
Five researchers from Uppsala University are on Clarivate’s “Highly Cited Researchers” list, which covers the most cited researchers worldwide.
The electronic case management system e-3d3 was recently introduced in the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. The conclusion of this project should provide significant benefits in terms of efficiency and facilitate the administration of many study administration processes.
The course “Innovation Game: A Summer School Applying Serious Game Design in Health Care and Education” has won the ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Award 2022. We asked course coordinator Erik Olsson a few questions.
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 2023.
The security department is currently working to block phishing messages. If you have clicked on the link and entered your user details on the website, you need to change your password A immediately. Now you can once again report the phishing attempt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the strained electricity supply across society, the University's position is that Christmas lighting with LED lights can be used sparingly in public areas, but not in individual offices.
Uppsala University Library’s equal opportunities group offers all employees and students at the University the chance to borrow pre-selected packages of books to read together.
All companies and organisations work towards healthy working environments and employees, but what determines whether a workplace succeeds? In Sweden, 432,000 people are unemployed and almost 15% of the population is on sick leave. A new research programme seeks to create a different approach to working environment issues for a sustainable working life.
For several years now, and together with our building owners, the University has been making determined efforts to reduce the consumption of electricity, heating and cooling. For 2022, we expect a reduction of 5,200,000 kWh in electricity purchases for buildings.
It’s time to dig out that reflector, use your bike lights and make sure you’re well visible in the dark.
Uppsala University will continue to grant scholarships to researchers who have moved to Sweden from Ukraine due to the war. A decision was taken recently to grant a further 20 scholarships totalling SEK 3 million. Yulia Razmetaeva was one of the first to be granted a scholarship.
This autumn and winter, the Baroque Garden will look a little bare. New spruce pyramids and hedges will be planted in the spring, but the old plants are being dug up this autumn.
The Vice-Chancellor has appointed a steering group to plan the University's 550th jubilee in 2027. If you have any ideas for the jubilee celebration, please contact the steering group.
On 14 November you can listen to a Vice-Chancellor’s seminar on sexual harassment and violence in academia. The seminar is based on a research study conducted by Karolinska institutet and is aimed at both employees and students.
At the grand inauguration of professors, new professors are inaugurated at Uppsala University.
All members of the Electoral College have now been appointed for the term of office until 14 October 2025.
In spring 2022 the first recipients of the Uppsala University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award were selected. Now it’s time again. Be part of the selection process for next year’s recipients of the award, which pays tribute to the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has helped shape the development of our society.
Uppsala University and SLU have a joint staff association – The Academic Society – open to all employees, current and retired. Employees are welcome both to apply for membership and to suggest activities.
Studio Blåsenhus got up and running in the autumn of 2022. The studio is able to record lectures, meetings, panel discussions, podcasts, and more, as well as broadcast them live.
Uppsala University has a newsletter focused on research and collaboration, which employees can subscribe to.
Kjell Staffas, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award in the area of mathematics, science and technology earlier this year.
You do not need to be alone in the event of an incident or imminent incident that is serious or urgent. The university has an alarm telephone number, 018-471 25 00, which is manned around the clock. When you call the alarm telephone number, you will reach the campus security guards and the standby duty officer.
Participants are wanted for a preliminary study ahead of the next procurement of travel agency services – take this opportunity to have your say. Register by 11 November 2022 to take part.
The responses to the request for comments on the draft staff policy have now been received. Anna Borlund, Human Resources Strategist and one of the project managers of the forthcoming staff policy, explains that the University’s first staff policy is expected to be adopted in January 2023.
Deliveries of IT equipment and help with installation may take a little longer before and during the coming holidays. If you need IT equipment before or right after the holidays, the order therefore needs to be placed by 5 November 2022 at the latest.
From an app that makes life easier for doctors to a new technique for cleaning the air inside vehicles, UU Innovation has announced four new winners of the Attractive Innovation Project Award among staff and students at Uppsala University.
Hello to you, Mikael Börjesson, Director of the Centre for Higher Education and Research as Objects of Study (HERO), which opened on 3 October 2022.
Hello Karolina Kjellberg, Environmental Director at Uppsala University and head of the University’s participation in the new national initiative: ‘Lärosätenas klimatnätverk’ [Universities’ Climate Network].
Now you can apply to the UU Innovation Mentor Programme and gain new skills and networks to take your idea to the next level. Apply by 15 November 2022 for the chance to have a mentor for the spring 2023 semester.
På konsistoriet den 26 oktober 2022 beslutas bland annat om riskutskott.
Solar cells are currently being installed on building E on Campus Gotland. Work on installing the solar cells is expected to be completed in time for them to start supplying power in November 2022.
Unique pots, eighteenth-century porcelain and the bones of countless fish and birds: archaeologists who have been excavating part of the Linnaeus Garden have come across a wealth of exciting objects that can tell us more about the people and animals in Carl Linnaeus's life.
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has published a report on how higher education institutions around the world are contributing to lifelong learning.
Fraud using spear phishing attempts is on the increase. As always, you need to be suspicious and use your common sense. You should be particularly suspicious about any email that you are not expecting or that claims to be urgent.
On 14 October 2022, employees of Uppsala University were awarded the distinction of 30 years of ‘Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’.
The Young Academy of Sweden (Sveriges unga akademi) have published a guide to the Swedish academic system. The guide is useful for anyone wanting to familiarise themselves quickly with how academia works in Sweden.
Thomas Nygren, Professor of History and Civics Education at the Department of Education, is one of the winners of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
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!
Many valuable fossils never become known to science. They either remain in the earth or find their way into private collections. These fossils could be a sustainable source of income and knowledge to local communities. To this end, Uppsala University runs a number of projects to build up palaeontology museums in other countries.
On the evening of Thursday 13 October 2022, everyone will get the opportunity to listen to popular scientific presentations of this year’s Nobel Prizes. Researchers from the University with expertise in each subject area will hold popular science presentations of the prizes.
This year, 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Hugo Alfvén. The celebrations include several concerts during October. For many years, Hugo Alfvén was Director of Music at Uppsala University.
Many employees are currently receiving spam emails aimed at getting login information from you, known as phishing.
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 staff 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.
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.