Today’s governance of Swedish higher education institutions is short-sighted, poorly coordinated and much too general and competitive. The separation of direct government funding between education and research has created unnatural boundaries and promoted a culture within academia that underestimates education in relation to research.
“When I see the ideal father role today, I see a copy of the motherhood myth. I am concerned that men are about to end up where many women have been in relation to parenthood, never satisfied and always feeling that they should have done more”, says developmental psychologist Elia Psouni.
What does the origin of life on Earth have to do with malignant tumour cells? In an unusual research project, a geochemist and a tumour biologist have joined forces to explain the emergence of animals in a new way, thereby questioning one of the cornerstones of evolution.
Swedish manhood enters into crisis at irregular intervals; the male role may now be about to change once again in the aftermath of the #metoo protest.
Gender historian Emma Severinsson hopes that the boys of today will learn to show feelings – and gender scholar Jens Rydström adds that men need to get better at talking about problems.
Despite Sweden’s ground-breaking role on paternal leave and gender equality, current male gender roles remain narrow in many ways.
In the midst of turning the King’s House into a visitor centre, the moisture problems in the main University building became worse and required a change of plans. The new plan is that the main University building will be made into a visitor centre, and the University management and Office of the Vice-Chancellor will move into the King’s House.
Is there any underlying biological explanation for why men are responsible for such a large proportion of sexual assaults compared to women? Or, from a biological point of view, could women just as easily have been the ones to commit this type of harassment and assault, if the social and historical power structure were reversed?
In the light of the #metoo movement’s many testimonies, LUM sat down for an update with evolutionary biologist Jessica Abbott.
Petra Fransson is the first member of the Malmö Theatre Academy to obtain a PhD as a stage performer. The dilemma between the tough conditions for professional actors on the one hand, and the potential between the body and delivering lines on the other led her to her PhD project.
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 […]