Sustainable development of future academia in Sweden
Sustainable development of academia in Sweden is certainly needed, however, having a conference under such an uncertainty, with participants from different countries (over 150 attendants) is considered by the UD/WHO/OMS risky, and we also believe so. For that, the planned NJF-conference on 7-8 May 2020 is postponed due to corona virus, and we will keep you posted on future steps/date, once decided.
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.
Location and date
Biomedicum 1, Karolinska Institutet (Solna), Stockholm, 7-8 May 2020
11.00-12.00 Arrival, registration and interactive lunch (sponsored by Thermo Fisher)
12.00-12.15 Welcome, opening words and moderator introduced by the chair of NJF
12.15 – 13.00 Keynote 1: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Former President of the European Research Council
13.00 – 14.15 Session 1: What is our future?
- Maria Thuveson, Director of the Swedish Research Council (VR)
- Pam Fredman, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and STRUT-investigator
- Tobias Krantz, Head of education, research, and innovation at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Panel debate open to the audience (45 min)
14.15-14.45 Coffee (sponsored by SULF)
14.45-16.15 Session 2: What does our current situation look like?
- 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)
- Emma Andersson, Assistant professor,
The time sheet study (5 min)
Panel debate open to the audience (40 min)
16.15-16.30 Short break
16.30-17.45 Keynote 2: Richard M. Linnehan, NASA astronaut, veterinary doctor and Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University
18.30-20.30 Dinner at restaurant Nanna Swartz at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna
20.30 Beer session
8.30-10.00 Session 3: What is an ideal academic environment?
- 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)
Panel debate with speakers joined by Christina Jönsson (RISE)
10.00-10.30 Coffee (sponsored by Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk SSMF)
10.30-12.00 Session 4: What are our recommendations?
Structured group discussions among participants and recommendations for future directions summarized through online communication channels.
12.00-12.30 Moderator summarizes key points. Final words by NJF chair
12.30-13.30 Interactive lunch (sponsored by SSMF)