Vice-chancellor Eva Wiberg has appointed Pauli Kortteinen new deputy vice-chancellor, responsible for issues regarding education. The assignment commences on October 1st, 2021. Pauli Kortteinen is senior lecturer in linguistics and is currently head of the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science. Pauli Kortteinen has previously been vice dean of the Faculty of Humanities for education at undergraduate and advanced level. He has extensive experience of teaching mainly in syntax, morphology, semantics, phonetics and language typology, but also in translation theory and non-verbal communication. The assignment as deputy vice-chancellor is 80 percent of full-time employment and will run until June 30, 2023.
Next year’s Science Festival will be open for schools during May 2-13, and for the public May 4-8. The science festival will take place physically, but with digital elements. Next year’s theme is”The Unknown”, about the uncertainty that lies in the nature of science and man’s thirst for knowledge. The festival is popular and interdisciplinary, and welcomes program items in all subjects. Do you have an idea for a program item that can engage the audience and relate to the theme? The science festival is currently investigating the possibilities of also having a news scene during the public program, where research news can be presented. For researchers who want to participate during the festival, the application is now open.
Now the university libraries are opening up their premises, with extended opening hours and more group rooms and study places available. At the same time, delay fees are also introduced again. More information about the library’s opening hours can be found on each library page.
September 30 and October 13, teachers at Sahlgrenska Academy will elect the electors who will take place in the assembly that appoints three members and two deputies for the new board ofthe University of Gothenburg. The term of office for the new board is 3 years, starting January 1st, 2022. The University Board will consist of 15 members, including the chairman and Vice-Chancellor. The Sahlgrenska Academy’s Nomination Committee proposes these electors: Mary Jo Wick (Biomedicine), Lill Mårtensson-Bopp (Medicine), Mia Ericson (Neuroscience and Physiology), Johan Wessberg (Neuroscience and Physiology), Thomas Kvist (Odontology), Bo Jacobsson (Clinical Sciences) and Per-Arne Svensson (Health and Care Sciences).
Biobank Väst offers smooth and cost-effective DNA extraction for customers who saved blood in the biobank for genetic analyzes, primarily for research studies in Region Västra Götaland. Biobank Väst has set up an automated process to make it as safe and standardized as possible while providing high quality of extracted DNA. At present, the biobank performs extraction from whole blood (500 μl, 1.3 ml and 4 ml) and from Buffy Coat. The DNA extraction includes concentration determination with spectrophotometer. Biobank Väst also performs, if requests exist; Aliquot of any blood residues for continued storage, normalization to determined concentration and dispensing to selected format. Contact email@example.com.
On Thursday September 30, at 9:30 – 12:30, a drop-in vaccination bus will park outside the university’s main building in Vasaparken. Anyone born 2005 or earlier are welcome: students, staff and passers-by. It is possible both to start the vaccination with dose 1 and to receive your second dose of the vaccine. Swedish social security number is not needed to be vaccinated. Staff at the University of Gothenburg can be vaccinated against covid-19 during working hours without a salary deduction. The vaccination is free of charge. Bring your ID and, if you come for dose 2, please bring your vaccination card if possible.
On Wednesday 13 October, Sportson Patrol will come to Medicinareberget and offer bicycle service for SEK 700 (the regular price in the shop is SEK 900). You leave the bike in the morning between 8 and 9 in the Academicum’s courtyard, and pick it up in the afternoon. The work is a full service, and an inspection report is drawn up. Worn parts can also be replaced, for dditional cost of materials and work according to the ordinary workshop price list. Payment is made on site by card, cash or swish. Limited number of places – registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Akademiliv congratulates Helena Forsblad d’Elia on her professorship in rheumatology, which she combines with her position as chief physician at SU. She is researching inflammatory rheumatic back disease, so-called axial spondylarthritis (axSpA), a group of diseases that also to varying degrees affect organs outside the musculoskeletal system (so-called EAM) and other comorbidities. Helena Forsblad d’Elia has recently formed the multidisciplinary research group SPARG, which, with the help of biomarkers, clinical and demographic parameters, identifies factors that are important for the severity of the disease, EAM and comorbidity. The research is conducted with the help of well-characterized patient cohorts and national registers. Helena Forsblad d’Elia is responsible for term 6, Internal Medicine in the new medical program.
Sweden has invested almost as much funding in research on covid-19 as the other Nordic countries combined, writes the Swedish Research Council’s magazine Curie. According to a survey from Nordforsk, which Curie refers to, there are also major differences in how the countries have distributed the money between different subjects. Sweden, for example, has chosen to invest 80 percent of its funds in medical research, while Norway has invested 67 percent in research in the social sciences. Gunnar Öquist, Professor Emeritus at Umeå University, highlights the large private funds in Sweden as a possible explanation for Sweden having invested more money than the other Nordic countries.
On its website, the PIL unit provides tips and inspiration to teachers on how teaching can be made available to a group of students with individual variations and needs. The material also contains examples of common adaptations / pedagogical support for students with disabilities. Your institute and you as a teacher, you need to decide on some pedagogical support. This may, for example, be about approving an adaptation during an examination or that a student is allowed to record lectures in audio format for their own use. It is also good if teachers have a continuous dialogue with the student, who often has suggestions for solutions based on their situation.