RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

The scientific area should:

• secure Nordita’s future as an independent research institute
• encourage user activities at SciLifeLab facilities/platforms 
• follow up on SU strategies for SciLifeLab
• develop the field of environmental studies at SciLifeLab further
• ensure that analytical chemistry develops a strong research and teaching environment
• stimulate broad activities in the field of circular systems in connection with analytical chemistry and the environmental and economic aspects of recycling
• strengthen neuroscience as an interdisciplinary research area at SU
• follow up on the development of the new division for computational mathematics (at the Department of Mathematics), as well as computational mathematics as a new PhD subject area
• ensure that MND will be able to conduct research and education of continued high quality
• consider the Centre for Paleogenetics (CPG) when recruiting teachers
• contribute to the development of regional, national and international research infrastructure
• stimulate research at MAX IV, ESS and SITES
• stimulate involvement at SeRC, the Swedish e-science Research Centre
• strengthen the dialogue with the Swedish Research Council’s Scientific Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences
• strengthen the support for work on larger research applications
• increase the support for work on research project applications at departments and centers.
• clarify recommendations on departmental support to assistant professors and other young researchers
• support the activities of Young Facility
• encourage use of electronic lab books for experimental activities
• promote open access publication of research data
• engage in the development of a quality assurance system for research
• follow up on the work on laboratory security
• develop a course on laboratory safety procedures for heads of departments and directors of centres
• review how faculty funds are distributed according to performance
• implement/integrate the quality assurance system for education at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels
• review how training in supervision is provided
• develop common rules for doctoral theses, e.g. in terms of the reuse of previously published material and descriptions of the doctoral student’s contribution to the work
• develop and conduct a survey of views of all doctoral students
• introduce a digital system for individual study plans in collaboration with the Academic Area for Human Science
• strengthen and clarify links between doctoral studies and the work market
• increase the recruitment of students to courses and programmes on the bachelor and master levels
• stimulate exchange studies
• strengthen contacts with specific universities abroad in order to develop attractive student exchange agreements
• lay the grounds for an effective and financially sustainable medical radiation physics programme in Stockholm and Sweden
• increase the number of students while maintaining high quality courses and programmes
• develop courses in subject areas and pedagogics for teachers in schools
• stimulate collaboration on teaching and education between departments
• monitor the development of the new VFU model to ensure that all teacher students have equal access to a well-functioning teacher placement (VFU)
• strengthen the subject-teacher training and, in the long term, educate more specialist teachers (ämneslärare) with the help of (KPU)
• improve the support for students to help them finish their courses and programmes
• improve the conditions for student involvement in decision making on student related issues
• improve the conditions for digitisation of education
• investigate the need for courses in programming, mathematics and statistics across the faculty
• take measures to strengthen links to the work market in all courses and programmes
• strengthen the work on broader student recruitment to increase diversity in the student population
• intensify the work with alumni
• strengthen the recruitment of international students
• follow up on the initiative of education web portals for international student recruitment
• develop the English-language website for international students

Recruitment and professional development

• ensure that pedagogy experts are consulted for the recruitment of teachers and for the promotion to senior lecturer and professor
• provide means to strengthen the pedagogical expertise of teachers 
• offer courses in Swedish for internationally recruited teachers
• review the requirements for the docent title
• review the process and criteria for promotion from senior lecturer to professor
• promote, in consultation with the university management, and the Academic Area for Human Science, the possibility to make salary revisions when accepting docents at the faculty and when promoting teachers.
• investigate whether the time for promotion differs between genders
• encourage the affiliation of teachers to SU, as well as the affiliation of SU teachers to other institutions 

COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIETY

The scientific area should:

• increase the visibility of, and improve the information about, faculty research
• highlight already existing collaboration between the faculty and society
• develop the web-information on collaborations with society
• discuss the incentive structure for collaboration with society
• develop the collaboration between the Science Academic Area, the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm region
• secure funding for the Bergius Botanic Garden and secure a sustainable entrance for traffic to the garden
• highlight the research stations’ opportunities for collaboration and interaction with socitey
• organise workshops on collaboration with society
• increase the visibility of sustainable development in courses and programmes
• improve the conditions for organising video conferences and e-meetings at the University
• increase the awareness and knowledge among employees and students of how to limit the climate impact of business travel and similar

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

The scientific area should:

• solve relocation and building problems for ACES, MISU and the chemistry departments 
• investigate how acceptable building and laboratory standards can be secured for the A and C buildings at the Arrhenius Laboratory
• ensure that newly recruited teachers are given smooth access to the  facilities/laboratories necessary for their research
• monitor the scientific area office’s possibilities to continue to deliver support and service of high quality
• provide career development options for technical and administrative staff
• monitor the demand and skills supply of technical and administrative staff
• follow up the implementation of local councils at departments and centers to improve  working conditions and ensure equal opportunities (RALV)
• review the support and organisation of the mechanical workshops