2022-10-03 We are getting used to a high level of uncertainty and to some extent it feels like the current situation has become our new normal. In two, three years we have dealt with a global pandemic, unique in modern times. Just as it began to disappear in several parts of the world, Russia invaded Ukraine a...
2022-09-07 Now we are already in the month of September and all students are finally in place at our campus locations. It's back to full speed and I'm looking forward to an exciting autumn. Lately, there has been a focus on high-level meetings with our strategic partners.
2022-06-29 On Wednesday morning, an open letter from rectors, vice chancellors and presidents at Swedish universities will be published, regarding Ahmadreza Djalili, who has been imprisoned in Iran for six years.
2022-06-23 Suddenly it's June and Midsummer. For many of you, this means that the holiday begins while others have to wait a few more weeks for vacation.
A much-needed time off given how 2022 has developed so far, the challenges of a pandemic that was replaced by a war in Ukraine that is still ongoing.
2022-05-20 For the first time, Swedish higher education institutions have conducted a joint national survey on the prevalence of gender-based and sexual harassment in the academic sector. The responses show that doctoral students who are women are particularly at risk.
2022-03-02 There is war in Europe. A democratic country has been invaded by its own neighbor with great human suffering as a result. The attack is on Ukraine, but also on the entire open and free society, of which we universities are a key part.
2021-12-20 Another year has passed and 2021 is coming to an end, and with it our 50th anniversary year. It has been a year when we have reflected on the time that has passed and how our university has grown and developed, but also a year when we have thought about how we can continue to evolve.
2021-11-16 The academic week is always the highlight of the year.
We were able to carry out the first major event as part of our 50th celebration – the anniversary concert. The joy of being able to meet again has been evident at all events, which have really exceeded all expectations.
2021-08-30 On 1 January 2020, the Act on responsibility for good research practice and the examination of research misconduct (Act 2019: 504) came into effect. For the first time, the concept of misconduct in research was defined in Swedish law. The law clarifies that it is the researcher who is responsible fo...
2021-06-18 Over 900 universities from a large number of countries have signed the Magna Charta Universitatum – a declaration on academic freedom and the role of universities in society. The aim is to draw attention to the deep values that exist in university traditions and to encourage strong ties between univ...
2021-05-26 Once a year, all higher education institutions have a so-called authority dialogue where we meet for 90 minutes with the state secretary or the deputy director-general and other administrators from the Ministry of Education and Research.
2021-04-20 Last week, The Swedish Research Council, Formas, FORTE and Vinnova invited higher education institutions to a meeting to present and discuss the task of developing proposals for a model for quality-based resource allocation of universities and colleges for research and education at doctoral level.
2021-03-29 The importance of research infrastructure and laboratory environments has increased over the years and is crucial for us as a university to be able to conduct outstanding research and education of high quality. To ensure access to important equipment, the university has for a number of years set asi...
2021-03-03 The opportunity to attract the expertise needed to ensure competitive companies and well-functioning, high-quality community services is a challenge that Sweden shares with many countries around the world.
2020-12-08 In recent years, a number of events have occurred that clearly violate global responsibility when it comes to climate and health-related challenges, fundamental democratic values and academic freedom. Two such examples have caused several Swedish university vice-chancellors to react.
2020-11-13 The spread of infection in the counties where the University operates has increased sharply in recent weeks. Both Norrbotten and Västerbotten have been given stricter restrictions, and we must all take our responsibility and follow current guidelines and recommendations.
2020-09-01 There has been a lot of discussion about this autumn's Scholastic Aptitude Test. Carrying out the test would unfortunately entail an increased risk of spreading the coronavirus, according to me and 20 other Vice-Chancellors for Swedish universities.
2020-05-29 The Government has today, May 29, informed that the activities at Swedish universities can return to a more normal situation from this autumn. The requirement for distance education will be lifted in two weeks.
2020-05-14 Although much of our professional and private lives, in one way or another, revolve around covid-19, it is important that we do not lose focus and commitment to our various assignments. I would therefore like to inform you about some important events that are currently taking place at Luleå Universi...
2020-04-28 Many of us at the University have started planning for graduation as well as for the autumn study start.
This raises many questions and concerns – no one knows at what stage of covid-19 Sweden will be in the coming months and therefore not what directives and recommendations will apply. This means...
2020-03-16 To slow down the spread of the coronavirus is at the top of the agenda in Sweden and the world. The situation is changing day by day and as a university and as individuals, we are affected by quick decisions made by authorities, companies and politicians nationally and internationally.
2020-01-30 January 2020 has been an eventful month. The Swedish Vice-Chancellors met in Steningevik for our annual conference, which is organized by the The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions and the the Swedish Higher Education Authority. According to tradition, our Minister for Higher Educa...
2019-12-19 It's fourth Advent this Sunday, and the Christmas holidays are approaching for most of us.
When I look back on the past year, many positive events come to mind. Our new vision is what I am most proud of and I really look forward to working with you all to realize it.
2019-12-02 The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has evaluated 123 postgraduate courses in 17 research subjects between 2017 and 2019. UKÄ has also recently published a report that contains an in-depth analysis of these postgraduate programs and their size: "Small postgraduate education environments – C...
2019-10-28 Last week, I was in Stockholm at the Federal Assembly of Swedish universities (SUHFs förbundsförsamling). The focus of the day was Research Quality and Reproducibility; probably the most important subject we researchers have to reflect and debate upon.
2019-04-09 The debate on the proportion of female professors at Swedish and foreign universities is not new, but the fact that this subject still creates headlines is an indication that we have not succeeded particularly in changing the imbalance.
2019-03-29 2018 was my first full year as Vice-chancellor of Luleå University of Technology. That a lot happens in a year becomes clear when I see research, education, development and collaboration summed up in our annual report.
2019-02-14 We are facing an exciting but also challenging year. In 2019, we will work intensely to further clarify our vision by concretising core concepts such as innovative education and ground-breaking research results; challenge-driven university and interdisciplinary education and research.
2018-12-19 Once again we are approaching the end of a year – my first year as the Vice-chancellor of Luleå University of Technology.
I would like to thank you all for the work you have done during the year and for the support you have given me in my new role.
I am very happy and proud that I have the honor ...