Sustainable development of future academia in Sweden
The aim of this conference is to discuss how we can protect high quality research, innovation 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
11.00-11.30 Arrival and registration
11.30-12.30 Interactive lunch. Sponsored by Thermo Fisher.
12.30-12.45 Welcome, opening words and moderator introduced by the chair of NJF.
12.45 – 13.30 Keynote 1: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council.
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, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU) and STRUT-investigator
- Tobias Krantz, Head of education, research and innovation, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
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.
12.00-13.00 Interactive lunch. Sponsored by SSMF.