Workshop: Ethics and governance of higher education and research in Sweden
The workshop presents and discusses how higher education and research are regulated in the Higher Education Act, Higher Education Ordinance and the administrative law. This, combined with the research ethics that the Swedish Research Council endorses and what the public ethos demands from us as researcher and teachers constitute a base for higher education and research. With a governmental employment comes both rights and obligations whilst these sometimes are weighed against academic rights and freedom. The balance is often up to discussion when different interests stand against each other. Occasionally this become conflicts of interest and more often situation that lead to conflicts that are social or economic. Researchers have particularly complex challenges as they often are bound by agreements with an external research funding body or agency. These researchers experience a tension between a personal responsibility to deliver results and the fact that funding must be administrated by the university and the over-head cost that comes with it. The aim of the workshop is to describe and resolve the fundamental principles we live by as academic leaders, researchers and teachers while at the same time make it work in accordance to the labour laws and collective agreements that binds both employees and employer.
All interested are welcome to attend!