Each time you do a web search, multiple computer servers starts which generate a carbon dioxide emission. If you who want to compensate for the emissions caused by your web searches you can switch to the search engine Ecosia. It is a social enterprise, where your searches generate advertising revenue for Ecosia, which is invested in new planting of new trees. The more users Ecosia has, the more attractive the search engine becomes for advertisers. Ecosia invests at least 80 percent of its profits to plant trees where they are needed most – in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Peru, Indonesia, Morocco, Brazil, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Tanzania and many more countries. Read more at https://www.ecosia.org/.
In a debate article in Journal Tandläkartidningen (Swedish only), representatives of Sweden’s dental programs, including Peter Lingström, expressed concern about the future opportunities for training dentists, dental hygienists and dental technicians. At the four universities, there are today a total of 33 professors and 110 teachers with a PhD. The average age of these teachers are high, and many are about to retiore. The debaters believe that the bleak situation is partly caused by the fact that the price tag for these programs has not been adjusted, and the lacking research funding within odonotology is lacking.
The food truck Tikka Roti continues to complement its lunch menu to create more variety in its range. During week 5 and 6 (January 27 – February 7), the food truck outside Academicum, in addition to its basic offering of Pakistani and Indian street food, also offers Cuban street food and Pakistani biryani (rice dish popular in several Oriental countries). The food truck is open 11am to 1pm every weekday, and stands during these hours at lunchtime in the parking lot outside Academicum.
Through the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF), medical researchers have the opportunity to apply for a four-year establishment support, which covers both salary and operating costs and provides the conditions for developing their own research lines. In order for doctors and other medical professionals to obtain good financial conditions, SSMF now raises the salary component in the allocation for clinically active researchers. The increase means that SSMF’s Large Grant from 2020 will cover salary costs of up to SEK 800,000 per year for half-time clinical research with a supplement of SEK 900,000 for operating costs. This year’s application period for SSMF’s Large Grant is March 15-April 15, 2020.
The Swedish Research Council’s subject council for medicine and health now welcomes proposals for members of the review panels in 2020. Read the instructions and submit your proposal by 15 February. Those nominated should be established researchers in their field of research – Professors or Associate Professors – preferably with previous experience of review work. It is possible to nominate researchers both inside and outside Sweden, and you are welcome to nominate yourself. The term of office is three years. Nominate by emailing to nomineraMH@vr.se. The e-mail should contain information about the name, university, area of expertise and suggestions in which the review panels the nominee should be a member. Note that the review panles have changed 2020. It is possible to nominate several candidates.
Are you starting to think about this year’s holiday? Try to choose rail over air, for the sake of the environment. A single flight between Gothenburg and Stockholm gives as much carbon dioxide emissions as 40,000 train journeys on the same route. For those who want to plan a climate-smart vacation, there are many tips on the website https://klimatsmartsemester.se/. There you can also calculate the climate impact of your trip, and find many tips on holidays that are kinder to the environment. On Facebook you can find the group Tågsemester that can inspire with nice ideas about different destinations by train.
Sahlgrenska Academy seeks a faculty secretary, located at the faculty office. The secretary handles and administers cases for the Faculty Board and the Council of Heads of Institutes. The tasks cover a wide range of issues raised by the Board and the Council. The secretary prepares meetings, writes the PM to the board and is responsible for agendas, summonses, decisions and minutes. The role also includes following up decisions and discussions, and being responsible for reviewing relevant documents. Fluent Swedish is required. Full ad (Swedish only): https://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb/Lediga_anstallningar-detaljsida/?id=5300.
There are now delays in the integration platform that cause delays of messages from Ladok to other systems. The delays in the messages mean that students who are registered in Ladok will not immediately have access to their course rooms in Canvas and GUL. Students who are accepted as a reserve or have made a late registration may therefore have trouble activating their student accounts. However, there is no danger, their registrations will not disappear. Please refer students to the information in the Student Portal. At the top of each page in the Student Portal is a yellow banner that links to a page with more information.
Many GU users have received phisingmail claiming to be from the file transfer service WeTransfer. The email refers to a download button via a link. You should not click on these links unless you are absolutely sure that you have received genuine files from a real sender via WeTransfer. Otherwise, you should delete the email. You can also relay the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before you throw it away. If you have clicked on the links, you should change your password via the staff portal.
As of Saturday, January 25, the Biomedical Library will start to open earlier on Saturdays. The library will start to open already at 10:00 on Saturdays, two hours earlier than before.
At the same time, the Health Care Library’s library is starting to have more open even on weekends, that is, the library is unmanned but accessible to employees and students at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Natural Sciences Library. On Saturdays and Sundays, the library will have the more open template 7:00 and 23:00 even on Saturdays and Sundays.
Library opening hours from week 4:
- Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
- Friday: 8am – 6pm
- Saturday: 10am – 4pm
- Sunday Closed
- Monday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm (7am-11pm)
- Friday: 8am – 4pm (7am-11pm)
- Saturday – Sunday: (7am-11pm)