The Science Festival’s school program takes place April 20 – 29, 2020. Activities related to sustainability and the climate issue are particular popular, but other issues and topics are also of interest. If you have an idea for an activity, send it in by November 1st. You can work on the details until the beginning of December. Your activity can be aimed at a specific grade or to several, and range from 45 minutes to 3 hours. If you arrange activities in English it should be aimed at pupils from 7th grade and higher. Read more on the Science Festival website: http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/for-skola/medverkan/
Inger Ekman, Professor of Nursing and former Director of the Center for Person-Centered Care (GPCC) has been awarded the Swedish Nursing Association’s Nursing and Value Award in 2019. The prize is SEK 100,000. She receives the award for her great contribution to an awareness of person-centered care, which is about seeing the patient as a fellow human being and a person in need, but also as a person with resources, opportunities and experiences. According to the motivation, in her research, she has worked tirelessly and successfully for a person-centered care, based on relationship ethics and the equal value of all people.
If Britain leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement, among other things, have implications for British citizens to live and work in Sweden. There are still many questions about what is happening at Brexit. The International Center at the University of Gothenburg has collected questions, answers and tips on links in both Swedish and English. Read more on the web page of International Center and se links that are continously up-dated
Food truck Tikka Roti continues to complement its lunch menu to create more variety in its range. During week 42 and 43 (October 14 – 25), the food truck outside Academicum will offer Turkish street food, and during week 44 and 45 (October 28 – November 8), Chinese street food will be offered. The food truck is open 11am to 1pm every weekday.
The seats for the seminar with our new honorary doctors Gunilla Backman, Carl Bennet and Denis Mukwege have been booked at a rapid pace. The extra seats that were released are now also booked and the seminar is full. For those who did not have the opportunity to attend, the seminar will be filmed and made available afterwards. We will return with more information.
Following last week’s decision that the university joins the Climate Framework for universities and colleges, the Vice-Chancellor has established a working group to coordinate the work and propose measures and goals. The working group will be chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Mattias Goksör and will consist of Malin Broberg, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Henrik Aronsson, Head of the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, and a student representative. The working group will coordinate the initial work and propose priority measures and goals for the University of Gothenburg, which are in line with the objectives of the Climate Framework. The proposal is to be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor by the end of the year.
Do you need information related to research or education with gender perspectives? Do you work with gender issues related to organization, work life or academia? Are you looking for dissertations with a gender perspective or gender researchers in Sweden? KvinnSam is the national resource library for gender studies, located at the Humanist Library, which has also been established as a university-joint research infrastructure by the Vice-Chancellor. The library includes, among other things, archives from Karolina Widerström, who was Sweden’s first female physician, from the Breast Feeding Aid and the nurse Margit Holmlin Simmons collection. More information can be found on UB’s website: http://www2.ub.gu.se/kvinn/
After an internal review and recommendation, the Vice-Chancellor has made the decision to sign up to the Climate Framework, which outlines how universities and colleges should adjust to climate change with the aim of achieving the target of 1.5°C. The Climate Framework outlines the commitments of the academic institutions in four points: 1) We will continue to contribute to enabling society to achieve the set targets through education, research and collaboration. 2) We will reduce our own climate impact in line with society’s commitments as they are expressed in national and international agreements. 3) We will set far-reaching goals for our climate initiatives and also provide funds for achieving these goals and conducting follow-ups. 4) We will clearly communicate our climate initiatives to inspire and disseminate knowledge to other stakeholders and citizens.
The next step is to organize our efforts and integrate them with the university’s existing endeavours in this area, such as the Environmental Management System. Read more in the Staff Portal: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/aktuellt/nyheter-detalj//goteborgs-universitet-staller-sig-bakom-klimatramverket.cid1645666?languageId=100001
The Conferment of Doctoral Degrees takes place on Friday, October 18. All employees are welcome to participate, but do note that this ceremony is conducted mostly in Swedish. This year, 195 new doctors will be conferred on stage in the Congress Hall at the Swedish Exhibition Center. In addition, 12 honorary doctorates are conferred, including the three presented by our faculty: Gunilla Backman, Carl Bennet and Denis Mukwege. If you want to participate as audience it is required that you book your seat via this link: www.gu.se/promotionsbiljett
The ceremony starts at 3 pm and lasts for three hours.