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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.

“We should be possibilists”

She specialises in research aiming to improve the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare in low-resource settings. In spite of progress in many countries, dr. Hanson points out that more than 300 000 mothers and 2,7 million newborn still lose their lives every year.
Text by Sofia Hillborg. Photo: Fancis Löfvenholm

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“Impact on human health could make us wake up.”

Research on the impact of climate change on human health still receives surprisingly low attention. Maria Nilsson SIGHT Fellow and associate professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University, is a scientist ready to change this.  
Text by Ulrica Segersten, Photo by Sara Franke-Wikberg

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Get inspired

A presentation by Göran Tomson, Councelor UN 2030 Agenda, Karolinska Institutet and co-founder of SIGHT, on SDGs and higher education.

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Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University
Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

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.

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Helen Clark
Helen Clark, Keynote speaker and Prime Minister of New Zealand 1999–2008. Photo: David Lagerlöf.

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. 

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Lindahl, Einhorn

Johanna Lindahl, SIGHT Awardee 2018, with Susanne and Stefan Einhorn from The Einhorn Family Foundation. Credit: T. Busch Christensen

Johanna Lindahl:
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.

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Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden. Credit: Samuel Unéus

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

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Before joining a roundtable discussion with students from various disciplines invited via the SIGHT student network: SIGHT director Peter Friberg, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.  Read more.