Swedish Association of University Teachers – SULF

Swedish Association of University Teachers, SULF, is the association for university teachers, researchers and doctoral candidates. SULF is focused entirely on higher education. This means that the association has a great deal of experience and knowledge of higher education, research and postgraduate education. We know universities.

  • SULF (Sveriges universitetslärarförbund) is the union and professional association for university teachers, researchers and doctoral candidates.
  • SULF is focused entirely on higher education. This means that the association has a great deal of experience and knowledge of higher education, research and postgraduate education. We know universities.
  • SULF negotiates, informs, debates and influences the shape of higher education and research – now and in the future. Negotiations with employers take place at both the national and local levels.
  • If you join SULF, we will negotiate on your behalf. SULF is not connected to any political party and is affiliated to Saco. SULF has around 19,500 members.

SULF's priority issues include:

  • Gender equality in higher education.
  • Increased resources for higher quality in undergraduate education, graduate education, and research.
  • Competitive salaries for university teachers in comparison with the rest of the labour market.
  • Employment security.
  •  Academic freedom in the workplace.
  •  The right to do research and pursue continuing education on the job.
  • Scope for teachers to improve their qualifications on the job with an eye to promotion.
  • Equal terms of employment for teachers promoted internally on their merits as for those appointed following competitive procedures.
  •  Time for teachers without doctoral degrees to pursue doctorates on the job.
  • Full salaried fellowships for doctoral students upon admission to graduate programs.
  • Improved working conditions for doctoral students regarding supervision, workplace, and other resources.
  • Enhanced opportunities for international contacts and sojourns at foreign universities.
  • Follow-up and impact analysis of recent reforms in employment forms and graduate education.
  • More post-doctoral positions.

www.sulf.se in english

www.sulf.se

Email: kansli@sulf.se

Phone: 08-505 836 00

Ferkens gränd 4

Box 1227

111 82 Stockholm