SFS presidium writes in a debate article that a promoting higher education policy and active work by the higher education institutions is required for Sweden to continue the dream of the knowledge nation. If there are to be more Nobel Prizes for Swedish researchers in the future, it is time to invest the necessary resources.
On Sunday is directed the eyes of the world are on Sweden when the Nobel laureates, which include Lunda professor Anne L'Huillier, gather in the Concert Hall in Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremony. It fits well with the government's ambition for Sweden to be a knowledge nation with world-class research and higher education. An ambition that does not match reality.
We can all agree that Sweden should have a high quality in its education, but higher education faces major challenges. Decades of erosion bring the education system to its knees. According to SFS calculations The government's latest budget proposal means in practice a cut of the universities' education grants of approximately SEK 420 million. How can such a deterioration lead to high-quality education?Read the entire debate article at university teacher.se.