SIGHT was established in January 2017, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. SIGHT’s purpose is to promote an interdisciplinary approach, to strengthen and bridge Swedish research and education, and to provide a scientific basis for national and transnational collaborative policy work, in the field of global health.
Academic diplomacy is undervalued
Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, gives exactly the kind of mild and peaceful impression one would expect from a peace professor. In this interview he points out that method used far too seldom in international conflict resolution is inviting academics to resolve locked positions. Written by Ulrica Segersten.
Volatility is the new normal
During a one-day conference at Karolinska Institutet, students, teachers, researchers, and other higher education professionals were invited to explore how to take responsibility for and be inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals in educational programs, research, and collaboration with society.
Johanna Lindahl, SIGHT Awardee 2018, with Susanne and Stefan Einhorn from The Einhorn Family Foundation. Credit: T. Busch Christensen
“The interaction between agriculture, health and antibiotic resistance raise complex issues regarding accountability”
Johanna Lindahl, an associate professor and active at the International Livestock Research Institute, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Uppsala university is awarded the SIGHT Award 2018 and SEK 100 000. The prize is awarded for excellent scientific contribution to global health.
A Swedish milestone was reached as the report “Sweden’s Work on Global Health – implementing the 2030 Agenda” was launched at the Government Offices, October 2018. Just after the launch, SIGHT met with Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, one of the key players in the creation of the report. Written by: Ulrica Segersten