The inquiry that doesn´t choose

The eagerly awaited inquiry into how universities and colleges should be managed and financed in the long term, for perhaps the next 30 years, has finally published its findings. Unfortunately however, the Inquiry (STRUT) has fallen into the classic inquiry trap by being too timid to come off the fence and make definite choices and … Continue reading “The inquiry that doesn´t choose”

High expectations for the new minister

Last week I went to the annual presidents meeting in Steningevik organised by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF). The carrot is usually that the Minister for Higher Education and Research attends and explains which way the political winds are blowing within the sector. This year … Continue reading “High expectations for the new minister”

KTH important player in Horizon Europe

For KTH, the European dimension is mostly about keeping a close eye on the various funding programmes for higher education and research. On 30 November, EU research ministers reached an outline agreement on the next European research programme. Horizon Europe 2021-2027 (pdf) Towards the end of last week, I went on a networking trip to … Continue reading “KTH important player in Horizon Europe”