Sustainable development of future academia in Sweden
The aim of this conference is to discuss how we can protect academic freedom from a future/young researcher perspective and generate recommendations for future directions/guidelines to be published as a scientific paper and debate article.
Tentative location and date
Biomedicum 1, Karolinska Institutet (Solna), Stockholm, 7-8 May 2020
The conference is free of charge for active future/young researchers with a PhD in Sweden. Registration for the conference will open in autumn 2019.
11.00-11.30 Arrival and registration
11.30-12.30 Interactive lunch with conference sponsors.
12.30-12.45 Welcome and opening words by NJF chair. Moderator introduced.
12.45 – 13.30 Key Note 1: To be announced
13.30 – 14.30 Session 1: What is our future? Invited short presentations and panel debate including young researchers, politicians, industry.
- Maria Thuveson, Director, the Swedish Research Council (VR)
- Pam Fredman, the President of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and STRUT-investigator
15.00-16.15 Session 2: What does our current situation look like?
- NJF survey – Carine Signoret, PhD, Researcher at LiU (15 min)
- National survey: 10 years after PhD in Sweden – Lars Geschwind, PhD, Docent at KTH (15 min)
- Academic career other than tenure – Riia Sustarsic, PhD, Grant Manager at Lund University (15 min)
- The time sheet study – case study by Emma Andersson, PhD, Researcher at KI (5 min)
Panel debate including all of the speakers
16.15-16.30 Short break
16.45-17.45 Keynote 2: Richard M. Linnehan, NASA astronaut, veterinary doctor and Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University.
18.30- Dinner at restaurant Nanna Swartz at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna.
8.30-9.45 Session 3: What is an ideal academic environment?
- Work-life balance – Juha Nieminen, PhD, lecturer in Teaching and learning at KI (15 min)
- Perspectives from the unions on work-life balance and an ideal research environment – SULF / Naturvetarna (15 min)
- Lessons from University evaluations – Researchers involved in the Sahlgrenska evaluations (15 min)
- Panel debate including all speakers and RISE
10.15-11.30 Session 4: What are our recommendations? Structured group discussions among participants and recommendations for future directions summarized through online communication channels.
11.30-12.00 Moderator summarizes key points. Final words by NJF chair.