Vice-Chancellor’s Reflections

On this page I will with some regularity share thoughts and reflections regarding situations and matters that I come across in my role as Vice-Chancellor. It can be high and low, internal or external. I have no intention to give a complete description nor a representative picture of what the management is working with. Just my personal reflections.

What does academic life after corona look like?

Publicerad: 2020-08-28

So, the autumn term 2020 is already up and running. The spring of 2020 goes down in history as a time marked by great changes. First confusion, then rapidly increased spread of infection, which culminated in two weeks where the number of deaths in Sweden with established covid-19 infection were around 100 per day. By […]

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We belong to a privileged sector

Publicerad: 2020-03-24

February and March have evolved into perhaps the strangest and most unique months ever. We have been forced to make decisions to impose travel restrictions and track foreign students to an increasing extent, eventually ending up in an isolation that permeates the entire society. The consequences have been quick to follow. Many companies and social […]

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Reprisals and silence culture

Publicerad: 2020-02-12

I often talk about the importance of feedback for an organization that has the ambition to develop positively. Feedback is crucial for both the quality of what we do and for the working environment. Unless the manager finds out how things work in practice and how employees feel, it is impossible to make the right […]

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Where does research fit in the political debate?

Publicerad: 2020-01-28

This fall, the government will present a new research bill that will set the framework for the next four years. Or, rather, a research and innovation bill, as it has been the last couple of times. But the political debate is not very much about research and innovation, and in the January agreement that formed […]

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