Pages about "About the Swedish Research Council"

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    14 Apr 2021

    In autumn 2020, the Swedish Research Council reviewed its two committees within clinical research. The review resulted in a number of recommendations to the Government, including the closing down of the Committee for Clinical Studies, which has now b...

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    26 Feb 2021

    She is a professor of design in theory and practice, but also a visual artist and docent in landscape architecture. With her broad knowledge basis and interdisciplinary experience, Maria Hellström Reimer is looking forward to developing a dialogue ab...

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    15 Jan 2021

    The Government’s research bill for 2021–2024 proposes major investments in research. For the Swedish Research Council, this involves increased funding for research infrastructure and undirected research, as well as initiatives within a number of spec...

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    10 Dec 2020

    By offering funding for up to nine years, MIMS could recruit promising researchers from across the world – Emmanuelle Charpentier’s discovery shows that the strategy was successful.

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    02 Dec 2020

    I want to express my and the Swedish Research Council’s strong wish for the death sentence against Ahmadreza Djalali to be reversed, and for him to be reunited with his family in Sweden as soon as possible, says Sven Stafström, Director General of th...

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    19 Oct 2020

    Matthias Marklund is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Gothenburg, and has a great interest in strategic and research policy issues. In his new role, he wants to work towards greater collaboration between different actors within n...

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    08 Sep 2020

    Matthias Marklund is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Gothenburg, and has a great interest in strategic and research policy issues. In his new role, he wants to work towards greater collaboration between different actors within n...

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    21 Aug 2020

    Matthias Marklund is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Gothenburg, and has a great interest in strategic and research policy issues. In his new role, he wants to work towards greater collaboration between different actors within n...

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    12 Jun 2020

    She is a professor of muscle biology and a great advocate for basic researcher-initiated research. But Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt thinks that one of the most important tasks right now is to consider the ongoing pandemic and its consequences.

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    07 May 2020

    The Swedish Research Council's gender equality observations have led to higher quality in the assessment process, says Sven Stafström, Director General. 2019 was the seventh time such observations were carried out at the meetings where research grant...

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    07 May 2020

    Since 2012, gender equality observations have been carried out regularly by the Swedish Research Council. The observations aim to scrutinise, from a gender equality perspective, the meetings where subject experts discuss applications for research gra...

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    29 Apr 2020

    During 2020, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova will be establishing a joint office to work towards maximising Sweden’s use of the research facilities European Spallation Source, ESS, and Max IV in Lund.

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    29 Apr 2020

    During 2020, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova will be establishing a joint office to work towards maximising Sweden’s use of the research facilities European Spallation Source, ESS, and Max IV in Lund.

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    24 Apr 2020

    Many higher education institutions (HEIs) are using Sunet’s e-meeting service Zoom right now, to conduct remote teaching. The US company Zoom has been criticised for a lack of security, but for users of Sunet’s Zoom service the risks are considerably...

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    24 Apr 2020

    Many higher education institutions (HEIs) are using Sunet’s e-meeting service Zoom right now, to conduct remote teaching. The US company Zoom has been criticised for a lack of security, but for users of Sunet’s Zoom service the risks are considerably...

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    17 Apr 2020

    The Swedish Research Council will receive 100 million SEK extra in the spring budget to support research on COVID-19. In addition to the Government’s initiative, the Swedish Research Council will strengthen basic virus research with 100 million SEK o...

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    30 Mar 2020

    The Swedish Research Council will receive 100 million SEK extra in the spring budget to support research on COVID-19. In addition to the Government’s initiative, the Swedish Research Council will strengthen basic virus research with 100 million SEK o...

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    17 Mar 2020

    Because of the COVID-19 emergency, the Swedish Research Council is extending the application deadline for twelve calls.

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    17 Mar 2020

    100 000 more users now have access to the e-meeting service Zoom. This makes it easier for higher education institutions, HEIs, in the Nordic countries to hold their meetings and classes remotely.

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    12 Mar 2020

    Jan-Ingvar Jönsson is leaving his position as secretary general for medicine and health at the Swedish Research Council to become the vice chancellor of Linköping University.

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    16 Jan 2020

    The Swedish Research Council’s Board has appointed five new members of the Council for Research Infrastructures, RFI, for the period 2020–2022. Jan-Eric Sundgren, chair of the council, has an appointment until 31 December 2020.

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    13 Dec 2019

    This report is an account of the role that external research funding in general and funding from the Swedish Research Council in particular, play for research in Sweden. Conclusions are drawn from a case study of six research-oriented departments wi...

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    05 Dec 2019

    Maria Thuveson, former head of the Department of Research Funding, replaces Ann Fust at the position as Executive Director at the Swedish Research Council.

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    Maria Thuveson, former head of the Department of Research Funding, replaces Ann Fust at the position as Executive Director at the Swedish Research Council.

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    12 Dec 2018

    The elector council has now appointed new members of the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. The mandate period is three years, and members may be reappointed for a further three-year period

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    07 Nov 2018

    It has now been decided when our calls will open and close in 2019. Each year, the Swedish Research Council distributes just over 6 billion SEK to research of the highest scientific quality within all scientific fields.

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    30 Oct 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    08 Aug 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    01 Jun 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    31 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    30 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    30 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    29 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    29 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    29 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    28 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    28 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    25 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    21 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    18 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    18 May 2018

    New members are to be appointed to the Swedish Research Council’s board and scientific councils for the period 2019–2021. Electors, appointed by Sweden’s higher education institutions, have now chosen election committees that will propose new members...

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    03 Mar 2008

    The report presents the findings of a follow-up study into how gender fared in funding applications received by the Swedish Research Council (VR)/The Committee for Educational Sciences (UVK) in 2004. The follow-up study took place during two months i...

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    01 Feb 2008

    Medical gender research takes social and cultural relationships into consideration in conjunction with biological events. The commissioning of funding for gender research has previously been carried out in part by the Swedish Research Council’s Commi...

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