No freedom without responsibility

The media have been full of reports and opinion pieces about the coronavirus crisis in the last few weeks. Many researchers are involved and working together to find answers and solutions. This demonstrates the research community’s ability both to play their part and to change track. Academic freedom means researchers have the right to formulate … Continue reading “No freedom without responsibility”

About setting limits

How do doctoral students feel, actually? This important question is asked with frightening frequency in both reports and articles. Maybe it’s time for a revival of a word that has fallen out of fashion, namely lagom in Swedish  or “just enough” in English, even here in academia. Stress, a lack of a mandate and long-term … Continue reading “About setting limits”

An input that dares to make a difference

For the sake of Sweden’s development as a knowledge nation, it is imperative to strengthen those universities in Sweden that have leading positions internationally. Please read the above sentence one more time. This is namely exactly what is needed not only to further develop our most successful universities but also to raise the level in … Continue reading “An input that dares to make a difference”