In accordance with a new decision made by the Vice-Chancellor, retired researchers may no longer take on new assignments as principal supervisor for doctoral students. They may however take on new assignments as co-supervisors. The new rule does not affect doctoral projects that have already been established. Please note that this rule will apply to those applying for the project-bound training positions that is advertised, with last application date on May 15.
Professor Inger Ekman, Center Manager for GPCC, has been named receiver of the European Nursing Recognition Award. She was one of eight highly qualified nominees, all members of European Sigma. The award ceremony will be held at the STTI 4th Biennial European Conference in Cambridge, 4-6 June 2018. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is the second largest Nursing Association in the world, with approximately 135,000 active members. Here you can read about the Institute of Health and Care Sciences’ Sigma chapter: www.caresci.gu.se/sigmathetatau
The advisory election of a new head for the Institute of Health and Care Sciences is ongoing and will end on April 26. The institution’s Nominations Committee puts forward two candidates for election: Associate Porfessor Karin Ahlberg and Associate Professor Carina Sparud Lundin. The election is advisory and the decision is made by Dean Agneta Holmäng after the election. The Nomination Committee, led by Kerstin Ulin, has previously published more information about the election within the institution and a hearing in which the candidates presented themselves have been conducted.
This Thursday, April 26, Sahlgrenska Academy flies teh flag at half-mast in memory of Elisabet Hellstrand, Direcor Officer at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, who recently passed away at the age of 59. Elisabet had a long administrative career. When Elisabet came to the College of Health (Vårdhögskolan), she initially was study supervisor and later deputy director at the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. At the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, her broad experience meant that she could most often answer how different administrative matters should be handled. She was primarily responsible for travel-administration, and also some HR and finances.
Since no nominations have been received, Sahlgrenska Academy will not appoint any honorary doctorates this year. Staff at the faculty will have the opportunity to nominate potential honorary doctors again next spring.
Helle Wijk and Eva Jakobsson Ung have received SEK 1,600,000 from the Kamprads Foundation Foundation for a research project on what the availability of digital culture means in care and welfare. The study is qualitative, and will investigate whether digital cultural access is of importance to well-being and existential health among healthcare receivers in municipal healthcare, their related and caregivers. The digital cultural resource is being developed in close cooperation with the Gothenburg symphonics, Gotehnburg Opera and Musik i Syd (Music in the South). The study takes place between 2018 and 2020.
All institutes at Sahlgrenska Academy are invited to establish doctoral projects for the next announcement of project-linked positions for doctoral students. The application documents from the project supervisors must have reached the institute no later than May 14 2018. When the institutes have decided which projects are approved, a list of these and application documents must have reached the Academy Office no later than May 28, 2018.
Note that new rules, guidelines and criteria for project-linked doctoral projects have been established by the Faculty Board of the Sahlgrenska Academy on January 31, 2018.
More information and application form: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/doctoral-student-portal/for-supervisors-and-administrators/project-linked-doctoral-projects
The Research Leader Iniative is a course by tha Grants and Innovation Office, designed for our future research leaders. The course covers leadership, group development, grant writing, ethics and utilization. The course will be given on eight separate occasions. In a hands-on approach, focus will be on practical elements based on each participant’s situation. Heads of Institutes may nominate young research leaders. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The new learning platform Canvas is described as modern and stable, and will provide good opportunities for designing digital support according to the university’s needs. During 2018 pilots will be carried out, and next year the major rollout of the new platform will begin. In the spring of 2020, Canvas will have completely replaced Ping Pong. The PIL Unit aims to expand the dialogue with teachers and students, and therefore seeks for reference persons. You can read more and report your interest on the project website: https://pil.gu.se/projekt/inca. More information about what it means is in the application form.
At the moment, there are many e-mails with false invoices and payment requirements. In the emails, the sender demands money from you or the university. The messages look more and more authentic, handling commonly used purchases and messages sent from fake GU e-mail addresses. Always pay attention when handling invoices, opening emails, clicking on unknown links, and opening attachments. Pay only invoices you are sure represents for a purchase you have made.