23 October 2023

New approach needed in Swedish research policy

An opinion piece signed by representatives of Lund and Uppsala universities and ESS was recently published in the Uppsala Nya Tidning newspaper.

Uppsala Nya Tidning, 17 October 2023

The writers call for a new strategy in research investment policy that would ensure a successful and sustainable research and innovation environment in Sweden.

Catarina Sahlberg, Programme Director of Big Science Sweden, agrees that a new way of thinking is needed.

“From Big Science Sweden, we appreciate universities drawing attention to the importance of researchers in Sweden being given the opportunity to help build up, develop and upgrade international research infrastructures, such as ESS and CERN,” she says.

“Universities, research institutes and industry are dependent on a long-term funding policy that would enable them to invest their resources in these exciting, but challenging, projects.”