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Union says Sweden’s constitution should protect academic freedom

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Manifesto promises of academic freedom protections should be honoured, says SULF

The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers (SULF) has urged one of the government’s ruling parties to make good on its pledge to include academic freedom protections in the country’s constitution.

The union’s president, Sanna Wolk, penned an opinion piece on 4 July to express her frustration and growing impatience with higher education minister Mats Persson and his centre-right Liberal Party, which forms part of the governing coalition. “It is time for the Liberals to fulfil their election promise,” wrote Wolk. “A first step towards a new constitutional committee should be taken in the autumn research bill.”

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