NJF Conference 2020

Sustainable development of future academia in Sweden

Objectives

The aim of this conference is to discuss how we can protect high quality research, innovation, education and academic freedom from a future/young researcher perspective and generate recommendations for future directions and guidelines.

Date and location 
12-13 Nov 2020 – Virtual Platform – Stay Tuned for the Registration

Day 1

13.00-13.15      Welcome, opening words and moderator – Mo Segad, Conference Chair 

13.15-14.00    Keynote 1: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council 

14.00- 14.10   Short break and e-coffee

14.10-15.00    Session 1: Panel Debate: What is our future? Session Chair (Mo Segad)

  • Maria Thuveson, Director of the Swedish Research Council (VR)
  • Tobias Krantz, Special investigator, Sweden’s National Research Infrastructure
  • Pam Fredman, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and STRUT-investigator 
  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council 

15.00-15.30   Breakout rooms and open discussion with the audience

15.30- 15.50   Short break and e-coffee

15.50-16.00   Short presentation (sponsor Thermo Fisher)

16.00-16.45   Session 2: What does our current situation look like? Session Chair (Sara Hägg)

  • Carine Signoret, Senior Lecturer, A survey – National Faculty of Sweden (15 min)
  • Lars Geschwind, Head of Learning Unit, National survey: 10 years after PhD in Sweden (15 min)
  • Riia Sustarsic, Grant Manager/Coordinator, Academic career other than tenure (15 min)

16.45-17.15   Breakout rooms and open discussion with the audience

17.15-17.40   Summarizing key points by Mo Segad and Sara Hägg

17.40-19.00   Social Event

Day 2

09.00-09.10   Welcome, opening words and moderator – Mo Segad, Conference Chair 

09.10-10.00    Keynote 2: Michelle King, a leading global expert in organizational culture, writer, advocate and director of inclusion

10.00- 10.10   Short break and e-coffee

10.10-10.20   Short presentation (sponsor SSMF)

10.20-11.10   Session 3: What is an ideal academic environment? Session Chair (Cecilia Engdahl)

  • Juha Nieminen, Lecturer in Teaching and learning, Work-life balance (15 min)
  • Karin Åmossa, SULF, Perspectives from the unions on work-life balance and an ideal research environment (15 min)
  • Åsa Kettis, Division for Quality Enhancement, Uppsala University, the good environment according to KoF17 (15 min)

11.10-11.40   Breakout rooms and open discussion with the audience

11.40-12.00   Moderator summarizes key points. Final words by Mo Segad, Conference Chair 

12.00              Conference ends