Uppsala university is one of Sweden's largest universities, with 6,500 employees and 40,000 registered students. Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix

Dissatisfaction with Uppsala University vice chancellor

Several leaders within the administration of Uppsala University, one of Sweden's biggest, are calling for the vice chancellor to step down, reports news agency TT.

Three vice presidents, their respective deputies and eight deans submitted an official letter to the board of the university on Wednesday, asking for vice-chancellor Eva Åkesson to step down immediately. The reasons for their dissatisfaction are not known.

When TT reached Åkesson earlier for a comment, she said she had not considered leaving her post.

The board cannot require her to go, rather, it is a question for the government, which appointed her.

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