Swedish University, Alleging Culture Clash, Forces Out 2 Tenured Foreign Professors

When Oleg Viro and Burglind Jöricke resigned in February from their tenured positions at Sweden's Uppsala University, administrators hoped that their departure would restore tranquillity to the strife-riven mathematics department.

Instead the manner in which the highly regarded university brought about the professors' departure, for reasons that seemed to stem largely from their knack for raising the hackles of some of their colleagues, has alarmed many outsiders and caused