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The Vice-Chancellor on the new recruitment campaign: “The UN has helped us define the major issues of our time”
Södertörn University launched its new recruitment campaign, jagvillnågotannat.se on Monday 20 March. It builds upon young people’s concerns about where the world is headed and their concern over making the wrong choices in higher education. At the same time, they have strong motivations and are politically interested, not least those considering applying to Södertörn University. The campaign has a strong message, one linked to the university’s ethos; we joined Gustav Amberg, Vice-Chancellor, and Peter Dobers, Chair of the Faculty Board, to discuss the campaign.
Public defence of doctoral thesis: how public discourse about nuclear energy influences the actions taken by anti-nuclear movements
Ekaterina Tarasova will defend her doctoral thesis, titled Anti-nuclear movements in discursive and political contexts: Between expert voices and local protests on 10 March at Södertörn University.
Södertörn University is now welcoming applications for thirteen doctoral studentships starting in 2017. The deadline is 20 February.
The Trump administration was only a few days old when new immigration rules were established for the USA. Like so many others, Södertörn University’s opinion us that the rules create major problems for people trying to conduct their studies or practice their professions.
On 1 January 2017, Kimmo Granqvist was appointed Professor in Romani Studies at Södertörn University. Kimmo has twenty years' experience of Romani Studies and has worked at both the University of Helsinki and Södertörn University.
Public defence of doctoral thesis: Ticks and tick-borne encephalitis virus – from nature to infection
Naveed Asghar will defend his doctoral thesis on 19 December 2016. The thesis examines populations of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus in infected ticks and hosts. TBE is an incurable and potentially lethal virus infection that may affect the brain or meninges, leading to brain damage.
Ramona Rat will defend her doctoral thesis, titled “Un-common Sociality” on 21 October. The thesis examines how sociality is different to the sharing of established identities, and how relationships to others can be conceptualised without being based on common ground.
Julia Kristeva is one of France’s best-known intellectuals and a world-leading psychoanalytical thinker. On 13-15 October, The Kristeva Circle will meet at Södertörn University, attracting around sixty participants from thirteen countries. Julia Kristeva is herself participating in the conference. There will also be a public discussion with Julia Kristeva at Moderna Museet on the evening of 14 October.
Chantal Mouffe, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster, is to receive an honorary doctorate from Södertörn University. Chantal Mouffe will have her degree conferred on 25 November.
Sweden has, not least during the recent years’ refugee crisis, received people with great expertise in many different fields - expertise that is not utilised because long asylum processes mean that both courses in Swedish and a potential authorisation can take a long time, as people without a residence permit are not entitled to them. Södertörn University is currently participating in a project in which 18 recently arrived doctors are taking intensive courses in Swedish and Medical Swedish.