Henrik Hagberg, Professor of Obstetrics at Sahlgrenska Academy, and also the Faculty’s Pro-Dean, is named recipient of this year’s Bernt Kjessler Award, by the Swedish Association for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Henrik Hagberg receives the award for his active participation in teaching at all levels, and is highlighted for his exemplary way of answering the candidate’s education in the subject area. The motivation also points out that Henrik is an engaged clinician with extensive research, and that he has a great interest in being a good educator in every situation, which makes others grow. Full motivation: https://www.sfog.se/start/om-sfog/aktuellt/bernt-kjessler-pristagare-2019-henrik-hagberg/
Negotiations with the publisher will continue.
The speech and language pathology program and the occupational therapy program will expand somewhat, while the pharmacy program will eliminate a few admission places. As a result of this, the Faculty Board tasked Dean Agneta Holmäng to reallot the number of students per program. Regarding research, it was decided that in 2019 the faculty will also allocate SEK 38 million based on third-cycle degrees, citations and external funding, and that the requirements for faculty-funded doctoral student positions would not be changed. The situation with a negative interest rate means that the University needs to pay interest to the Swedish National Debt Office for the capital saved. The University Board decided recently that this cost will be paid by the faculties, which entails a cost of SEK 7 million for Sahlgrenska Academy.
From the next autumn, the education for dental hygienists will be one year longer, to three-year full-time studies, in accordance with a government decision. As the profession has changed, prospective dental hygienists need to be better equipped to meet the new requirements. As a result of the extended education, the examination goals are also changed, with, for example, increased demands on subject-depth and degree of independence. Thus, the student will have better prospects for pursuing further education or research, and the professional dental hygienist will get better opportunities for lifelong learning. Akademiliv returns to this subject after the summer brake.
Dean Agneta Holmäng has made the decision on who will receive the first contributions from the postdoctoral program that the Sahlgrenska Academy Board decided to set up this fall. A total of 20 applications were received, and from these the review group selected three: Anders Rosengren, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm and Michael Schöll. The program allows a younger independent researcher to receive funding for salary for an incoming postdoc from another institution for a maximum of two years. An applicant can only get the this grant once.
The University of Gothenburg is currently reviewing how work with animal testing is organized. The review will be completed in the fall. This is being done because of the new regulations governing work with animal testing in Sweden, which will apply from this summer. Among other things, the new regulations clarify the criminal liability of the license holder and the lead scientist and divide up the role of director into three defined areas. If you lead projects that involve animal testing, then you need to read and understand the new regulations and inform the people who work under your ethical permission about the new regulations. The new regulations and general advice on test animals (SJVFS 2017:40, L150) can be found in Swedish on the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s website: http://www.jordbruksverket.se/download/18.7f235a3916096e0d1805c815/1527516280421/2017-040.pdf.
Dean Agneta Holmäng has decided to extend the assignment of Professor Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson as Vice-Dean for postgraduate studies. The previous term of office would had expired on June 30, 2018, but is now extended for another three years. The assignment includes the role of Chairman of the Council for postgraduate studies at Sahlgrenska Academy.
Café Anatomen extends its planned opening hours in connection with the holiday. During the Midsummer week, June 18-21, lighter food, such as pie, salads and sandwiches, will be offered, but no warm lunch. After the holidays, the café opens again on Tuesday August 14, initially with a lighter café range. The warm lunches are served again from September 3. National Day and Midsummer’s Eve, the Café Anatomy is closed.
SUMMER’S OPENING HOURS:
June 4-15 : Monday-Thursday 08:30 to 15:30, Friday 08:30 to 15:00. The today’s lunch is served from 11:15-13:00.
June 18-20: 08: 30-15: 00. The today’s lunch is served from 11:15-13:00. Thursday June 21 (the day before Midsummer’s Eve): 08:30-13:00.
August 14-31 : Monday-Thursday 09:00-15:00, Friday 09:00-14:00.
The University Library’s journal agreement with Elsevier expires on June 30, 2018. Content published after this date cannot be accessed. It is the national organization Bibsamkonsortiet (KB) that has decided not to renew the agreement, since Elsevier doesn’t meet the new requirements imposed on open access. However, the negotiations continue with the publisher. Margareta Hemmed, senior librarian, University of Gothenburg, states that it is positive that Swedish institutions emphasize that the process towards a system of Open Access publishing has to move forward, and that cooperation is important so that researchers can reach the research results. More info in Medarbetarportalen: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/aktuellt/nyheter-detalj//tidskriftsavtal-med-elsevier-sags-upp.cid1569472