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Research and education should be more intertwined*

Four people talking.

Last week, for the first time ever, the Education Board and the Research Board held a joint workshop. The theme for the workshop was how to intertwine research and education and the goal was to create a clearer overall picture of what issues need to be discussed and dealt with.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz and I initiated the workshop in our capacities as chair of the Research Board and chair of the Education Board respectively. The Vice-Chancellor was tasked with following-up the results of the RQ20 evaluation, which is the background to this initiative, but Per and I see this above all as an opportunity for the boards to meet and discuss common issues and challenges.

The workshop started with three exciting pitches on the experiences and challenges of future development with presenters from our strategic research areas and profile areas, and then continued with group discussions. My take-away from the discussions is the importance of different forms of cross-border dialogues, collaborations and meeting places.

The workshop was the first in a series of joint activities between the Education Board and the Research Board and the initiative will continue through the autumn and the spring of 2023. The plan is to also involve the Research Programmes Board subsequently.

If we get better at intertwining, we can develop teaching and enrich research, while at the same time making the work of the boards even more rewarding!

/ Lena Eskilsson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

This text is included in LU News no 15 - 2022

Photo: Lena Eskilsson. Photographer: Kennet Ruona.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Lena Eskilsson

Email: lena [dot] eskilsson [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 70 05

Deputy Vice-Chancellor's secretary
Wiveca Ericsson

E-mail:wiveca [dot] ericsson [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
Telephone: +46 (0)46 222 70 93