Two universities within 20 km of each other will become a reality next year when the higher education institution in Malmö will receive full university status. What this will mean for Lund is unclear. Will the university in Malmö be a complement or a competitor? In Lund, the feeling is cautiously optimistic.
Curiosity, openness and compassion are words to live by for Sylvia Schwaag Serger, who will become the new deputy vice-chancellor as of next year. She believes that we all have a civic duty to be proactive but must also be aware that we might, actually, be wrong.
In the wake of #metoo, thousands of women have dared to speak out about the sexual assaults and harassment they have been subjected to in the workplace. In the case of academics, this has been […]
Are people generally trustworthy? Yes, say about two out of three Swedes. Nordic countries are ranked high in what we call interpersonal trust. In other countries, trust is not as obvious. What happens when these […]
Giving yourself a pat on the back rather than thinking that you should have performed better – self-compassion is about being as friendly and kind to yourself as you would be to a close friend or colleague.
At what age are you considered old at work? Are you old when you are 48? Why do some people seem as if they never to want to retire, while others would not dream of working beyond 65? Kerstin Nilsson’s research concerns what makes us thrive at work and the factors that affect how long we are able, or want, to continue working.
Comics for adults are no longer a subculture for comic book nerds but an established art form. Nina Ernst is the first literary scholar to study autobiographical comics that often address issues of vulnerability and difficult subjects.
Colleagues who assume responsibility for the big picture at their workplace nurture the leadership culture that Torbjörn von Schantz wants to see at his University. The heads of department, managers and deans of the future need to consider what is best for the University as a whole in addition to their own area.
A night at the opera is associated with reverential listening and a formally dressed audience. But during an opera improvisation, a performance emerges organically. The audience may contribute with their thoughts and ideas before it starts.
Fifty per cent of all pregnant women in need of a C-section are unable to get one. Most people around the world still do not have access to safe surgery, resulting in millions of deaths and disabilities each year. As a paediatric surgeon, Lars Hagander wanted to find ways to help, and has travelled the world to perform surgery. But, of course, this is not enough. A major change is needed.