LU Alumni around the world: Lyon

This week we meet Huijin Ying, alumna from the Master of Psychology programme (class of 2016). Huijin has studied in China, the USA and Sweden, and currently resides and works in Lyon, France as an HR Project Manager at Groupe SEB.

Q: You have a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology from 2016. What have you been up to since your graduation?

During the last semester of my studies I visited my boyfriend at the time in France over the Christmas holidays. At that time I was searching for different internship positions and found a special internship in Lyon, France at Groupe SEB. They offered an internship position where one could work six months in France, and six months abroad. This was very appealing to me as I wanted to try out new things and explore my options. Hence, I applied, and went on the first interview, which went well. I had to return to Sweden after the Christmas holiday and began writing my master thesis, when I received an email from Groupe SEB who wanted a second interview with me. I told them about my situation, that I was studying in Sweden and that I was actually just on a visit in France. They told me that they would pay for my accommodation and flight, just as long as I flew to them for a second interview. How could I resist that? I couldn’t, and flew in to Lyon, or to be more precise, Ecully, for the second interview, and shortly after that they gave me the internship position. Right after I handed in my master thesis I flew to France and began my internship. After a while I became employed at Groupe SEB and today I work as an HR Project Manager there.

First potluck dinner together with my psychology class!

Q: You currently work as a HR Project Manager at Groupe SEB, focusing on the region EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in Lyon. How does a typical day at work look like for you?

Difficult to answer – there is no typical day! However, there are some common denominators which I work with. I work towards 15 countries: Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, India, Egypt, Central Europe (e.g. the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary), Europe South Eastern Europe (e.g. Romania and Bulgaria) and the region of the Middle East. On a weekly basis I am in contact with all HR managers working at Groupe SEB in or for these countries/regions. There are nine HR managers which I communicate with, and some of them are responsible for several countries. For instance, the HR manager in the Czech Republic, is responsible for Hungary as well. I function as bridge between the local HR manager and the vice President of the EMEA region.

My role includes making sure all HR managers are working strategically and learning from their job. For instance, we arrange what we call “Learning Expedition”. This means that we sometimes, depending on the resources, send people from one country to another to learn from each other for a few days, exchange ideas and communicate what is needed for Groupe SEB to become better. As I mentioned, on a weekly basis I have contact with all nine HR managers, this is always a part of my schedule. Other than that, I have no “typical” day. New topics and projects arise all the time, seeing as the HR project manager role that I have is very versatile and I often have to learn new things, myself.

A picture from after I had done Dune Bashing in Dubai with my colleagues

Q: In what ways do you think your education from Lund University benefits you in your work?

I studied my Bachelor’s degree in the USA and when I came to Sweden I noticed how different the education system was. In the United States, I was used to the professors always providing us with a lot of information and leaving the classroom with all the essential information. However, when I came to Sweden, I remember leaving the classroom thinking: “That’s it?” However, I did not and still do not perceive that as a bad thing. This enabled me to strive to learn more myself, to read more; I don’t think I have ever read as much in my entire life as I did during my two-year Master in Lund! This has benefitted me in my work, as I always have to learn new things and try to understand everything, which I also had to do during my studies.

Q: What is your favourite memory (or one of your favourites) from your student days in Lund?

One of my fondest and strongest memories from Lund University was actually one of my psychology professors, Eva Hoff. She was incredibly supportive regarding my master thesis and helped me in many ways. For instance, she taught me how to think in an analytical way, while at the same time not being limited by the literature and studies that have already been conducted on the subject. She, among other professors, taught me to think creatively and to view things in a more complete, holistic, way. This has helped me in my current work and something I am very grateful for, which is the reason it is one of my favourite memories from Lund.

Group photo taken in the beautiful Swedish island, Ven

Q: Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

Hard to say! I have always had many different ideas, and my life routes always changes, making it hard to answer this question if it were one year, let alone ten years! However, in my future I see myself working for myself, rather than working for someone else. There is more risk in this, however there is more excitement, which intrigues me. Perhaps I will be doing this in ten years. I think it was Tony Robbins, American author and entrepreneur, who once said something along these lines: “if you think of something hard enough, eventually it will happen”, which I believe is true. I will also strive to balance everything in my life better, so I have more time to do more hobbies of mine that I enjoy doing.

Q: You have been working in China, Japan, France, Sweden and the United States. What is your advice for alumni interested in an international career?

    • Speaking from experience, I know how shocked one can be when moving to a different country. I remember how shocked I was when I first moved to France. However, it is important, even though you are shocked, and that is okay, to pretend like you are not shocked. Do things the way the people in the country you work in do them. Do not judge people based on what they are doing, rather, try to learn why they are doing things differently from you, adapt and learn from your differences to create something fantastic.

    • Do not take things personally! Sometimes, people will not answer your emails or your calls. Do not take this personally! It has nothing to do with you as a person, but rather, your professional role, or that they are unavailable for one reason or the other.

    • This is similar to the first point, but try to understand other people, instead of judging them. Everyone is different and different cultures work in different ways. This I have learnt from my different work experiences. This is something I think is incredibly important, together with that you should respect other people’s culture and norms if you wish to work in an international environment.
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LU Alumni around the world: Skopje

This week we meet Bojana Atanasova, alumna from the Master programme in Public Health (class of 2017). Today, Bojana lives in North Macedonia and works at the Ministry of Health in Skopje.

This week’s LU alumni around the world, Bojana Atanasova

Q: You received the Lund University Global Scholarship award in 2015. What did this award mean to you?

Lund University is in my heart and I have only beautiful memories from the time that I spent there while studying. When I received the Lund University Global Scholarship Award, I couldn’t believe that my dream came true. I got an opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the world. This Scholarship was my only way to study in Sweden and I promised myself that I would engage hard in meeting the Lund University standards. This award was a window of opportunity for me and I am very grateful for receiving it.

Picture to the left: Bojana at her workplace together with Dr. Venko Filipce
Picture to the right: The North Macedonian Delegation at the World Health Assembly 71 in the Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva

Q: You work at the Ministry of Health in Skopje. How does a typical day at work look like for you?

Six months after graduation, I got a big opportunity and started to work as an advisor for public health to the Minister of Health. Six months later, I got promoted and I became Chief of Staff. This position is a great chance, but it is also a huge responsibility. I am learning every day. As a Chief of Staff, there is not a single day that is the same as the previous one. Every day is busy, starting early in the morning, and ending 12 or more hours later on some days. It is definitely not a 9 to 5 job. I am taking care of the schedule and meetings of the Minister of Health, taking notes, planning travels, preparing for Government meetings. I am receiving a lot of phone calls every day, providing advices, managing the Cabinet, doing my best to make things happen, participating in a lot of meetings, and finally, together with the Minister of Health, creating public health policies.

Q: Has your Lund University education been beneficial in your work? In what ways?

Master public health (MPH) programme prepares you for your future job in many ways. It has been very beneficial in terms of understanding how the system works, how to implement better policies, and how to communicate with the public in terms of health promotion and health communication. Additionally, it helped me to read and understand papers, to conduct research and based on that, to create policies. With all the knowledge and experience gained at Lund University, I am confident in my everyday job. By working for the Government now, I have a chance to create better public health policies and, in that way, to provide better healthcare for the patients, something that was my wish even before enrolling to the MPH programme.

Q: What is one of your favourite memories from your student days at Lund University?

I have many beautiful memories from my student days and it is really hard to find just one. I remember all the parties, “fikas”, and hang-outs, especially the days around Christmas with “glögg” and “pepparkakor”. However, one of my favourite memories is our group visit to Copenhagen, at UN city and European Environmental Agency. We had very productive lectures there, learned how the EEA, the UNFPA, and the WHO work and made great connections.

Picture to the left: Group visit to the UN city in Copenhagen
Picture to the right: Picture from the last day of the MPH programme

Q: If you could plan an ultimate vacation, where would you go?

I love to travel and this is a very hard question because I have many travel plans on my bucket list. 🙂 However, if I can plan an ultimate vacation, it would be a trip around the USA. I want to visit many places, starting from New York City and all its’ landmarks, to Washington DC and the White House, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and definitely my favourite destinations, Miami and Hawaii.


Q: What are your top three career tips for current students, especially international master students, at Lund University?

  • First of all, dream big. The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. It is very important to set a goal and go for it. You have to be very persistent and never give up. But once you know what you want, the whole university is a great resource, which can present many opportunities.
  • Second, do your best and find an internship. You will be surprised by how much you can learn from it. You will meet a lot of people, even maybe your future bosses. Every recommendation is beneficial, and your previous experience will help you in your future job. You will feel more confident after doing an internship.
  • Finally, I know that you can very easily fall in love with Sweden and you will want to find a job and stay there. If that is your dream after graduation, start learning Swedish from the beginning of your studies, stay connected with all your classmates and teachers and apply, apply, and apply for different jobs, and again never give up. Just don’t get disappointed if you cannot find a job after graduation. There is always a chance around the corner, so don’t lose hope and trust in yourself. And finally, choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

“Graduation day, here together with my family”

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Love@Lund 2019

Lund University has not only filled the minds of many students, but it has also filled their hearts. The Love@Lund exhibition introduces you to couples who found love in Lund – in the corridor, the AF building or the classroom, just to name a few places where sparks flew. Most couples shary their stories in Swedish, but poster 1, 7, 9 and 12 are in English.

We’d like to give a special thanks to the couples who volunteered and sent us their stories! Did you meet your great love in Lund, share your story with us (info@alumni.lu.se) and be a part of Love@Lund 2020!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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Meeting alumni in Thailand

At the end of last year, Lund University caught up with alumni based in Thailand, as part of a Career and Alumni Networking event organised by the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

International Marketing Manager Megan Grindlay with alumni in Bangkok


The event brought together eight Swedish universities as well as several Swedish companies based in Thailand, including Tetra Pak, IKEA, Volvo, Atlas Copco, Astra Zeneca. The evening was an opportunity to network with prospective employers and alumni alike.

In the centre (dressed in black) is Lund alumna Siriorn Sutheerawong (MSc International Marketing and Brand Management 2013/14) who was a part of the alumni panel, chaired by Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, Executive Director of the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The event took place as part of the Swedish Education and Career Days in Bangkok, with Swedish universities, Swedish companies, the Embassy and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce collaborating and attending the OCSC Expo (Higher Education Fair) and visits to two Thai universities.

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LU Alumni around the world: Warsaw

This week we meet Elina Jonsson, alumna from the Master degree in Law and the Master degree in Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law (class of 2014). Elina has work experience from Georgia, the USA, Switzerland, Russia and Poland. Today, she works as a diplomat at the Swedish Embassy in Warsaw.

Q: You currently work at the Political Section of the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw. What does a typical day at work look like for you?

The days vary quite a lot in the work of a diplomat. Some days I gather information in meetings with interlocutors – from officials to experts to activists – while other days I participate in conferences like COP24 in Katowice. In Russia I was a frequent observer of trials and protests. Now and then I travel in the country. Embassies regularly host delegations from Sweden and representation is naturally a big part of our work. Most time-consuming at the political section may be the writing of diplomatic reports.

Q: What do you enjoy the most about your job as a diplomat?

The variety of tasks and the need to think on your feet. Sometimes one has to come up with unconventional solutions quickly – but still in an elegant manner. To me it is enriching to strive for that balance and step by step learn the craftmanship of diplomacy. Problem-solving was also very important in my previous work as a peace observer.

Q: Has your education from Lund University been beneficial in your work? In what ways?

A legal background is always useful. Especially in diplomacy where negotiation and written communication are two of the cornerstones. In previous positions at the UN and EU I had more practical use of my knowledge of human rights and international humanitarian law. The playful spirit of Lund has been particularly beneficial in my work – not to take oneself too seriously.

Q: During your studies, you worked as a Qurator at Östgöta nation. What are your biggest takeaways from this work experience?

Everything. The one year full time Qurator position gave me invaluable experience in management, coaching, contract writing, event planning, budgeting, problem solving. A great insight into business management – and the practical experience that I needed to land my first assignment at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN in New York. It was also fascinating to work in a voluntary environment – as one has to motivate people to engage without being able to offer a salary. Someone with experience from work at a nation is usually a welcoming host with organizational skills – things I look for in a CV today.

 Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you travel and why?

Home. I love living in the countryside of Sweden. I am hoping for the European night trains to run soon again – in order for me to fly less. To others I would strongly recommend a summer trip to Moscow – an exciting, beautiful and biking friendly megacity – recently ranked among the top six urban destinations in the world.

Q: You have work experience from Sweden, Georgia, the United States of America, Switzerland, Russia and Poland. What is your advice for alumni interested in an international career?

I believe languages are key. And a social understanding of cultural differences. It is also important to understand the differences between a foreign employer abroad, a Swedish employer abroad and an international governmental organization abroad. For instance, at the embassy I mainly speak Swedish – and enjoy Swedish fika – while at the EU or the UN I speak (and get to practice) the languages most used at that office – but I also need to adjust more.

Q: You speak several languages, Swedish, English, French, Russian and Chinese, among others. What is your advice for alumni wishing to learn more languages?

To be brave and curious and social. And to try to live in the country. Although I have studied Russian at university – I did learn most of my Russian in taxis or in neighbours’ kitchens or by explaining the rental bike system in Moscow. I am genuinely interested in people and I never really mind making mistakes, quite the opposite – a linguistic faux pas may be a great icebreaker. I also communicate with all kinds of people – as long as they are nice and friendly – and in that way I learn so much about the culture and country in which I live. Also in Sweden.

If you are interested in following Elina, see the links below:

instagram.com/elinajonssonklefstad/

linkedin.com/in/elinajonsson/

twitter.com/elinaelinaelina

https://elinaelinaelina.blogspot.com/

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Arrival Day kicks off the new semester

The spring semester in Lund kicks-off with a new Arrival Day for 500+ exchange students. We took the opportunity to meet a few of these news students. All a bit jet-lagged but mostly excited about all the opportunities to explore a new part of the world and many new friendships.

Name: Liam
From: Canada
Studies: Mechanical Engineering
Why did you choose Lund University?
I have Swedish heritage, so I wanted to explore the country.
What are you looking forward to right now?
Travelling, I’m planning to also visit Norway, Belgium and Ireland.

Name: Emily
From: Canada
Studies: Political science
Why did you choose Lund University?
I want to experience Swedish culture. I like the lifestyle and I’m interested in the sustainability perspective.
What are you looking forward to right now?
I’m looking forward to meeting new friends from all over the world.

Name: Jessica
From: Canada
Studies: Economics
Why did you choose Lund University?
Because of the Swedish, and Nordic, lifestyle. It seems kind and advanced.
What are you looking forward to right now?
Meeting other international students and travelling around Europe.


Name: Fanny
From: Austria
Studies: International Business
Why did you choose Lund University?
I have always wanted to come here. When I was an au pair in France I had Swedish friends, so it’s a trip I always wanted to do. I also want to take the opportunity to explore the rest of Sweden, Finland and Norway.
What are you looking forward to right now?
To meet new people from different countries!

Name: Antonia
From: Austria
Studies: International Business
Why did you choose Lund University?
I recently visited Sweden for the first time and I liked it a lot. I researched study opportunities in Sweden and found that Lund University was the best choice for me. It is very good university and I also like the closeness to Copenhagen, that it is possible to be close to a bigger city while I’m here.
What are you looking forward to right now?
I’m looking forward to see how school here differs from Austria and experience the teachers’ approach to my field of study.

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Happy winter holidays!

We at the Lund University Alumni office would like to wish everyone a really happy winter holiday! We are taking a few days off for vacation and will be back in business again on 8 January. 

The plans for 2019 are not yet set in stone, but here are a few things to look forward to:

  • The joint alumni event at the House of Sweden in Washington D.C. on 12 February
  • The Love@Lund exhibition on Valentine’s Day 14 February in Lund
  • Don’t forget to save the date for the Alumni Weekend 5 October! The gala dinner will once again be held at Grand Hotel in Lund. 

and more…

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LU Alumni around the world: Bangkok

This week we meet Sarulchana (Pam) Viriyataveekul, alumna who was an exchange student during the academic year 2014/2015. Sarulchana studied courses in Swedish, Swedish social policy, Economics and the Scandinavian Model of Equality – Gender, Class, Ethnicity and the Welfare state. Sarulchana currently works as a Research Assistant at the World Bank in Bangkok, Thailand.

“A photo taken from one of the meetings where I attended as a World Bank representative”

Q: Why did you decide to study at Lund University?

The journey that led me to Lund University was driven by my fascination with the Swedish way of life and its’ welfare system, as I grew up watching documentaries and news about them. I wanted to get a taste of what the “happy” life is like in a welfare state, and learn how its’ elements can be applied in my country. Luckily, my university offered several exchange programmes with universities in Sweden, Lund University among them. The choice to study at one of the world’s top 100 universities was clear, especially as it is in the top 30 for development studies. I knew immediately that studying and living in a city where bright young minds gather would be one of the most memorable years of my life. And it turned out to be true!

Work with a view

Q: Currently, you work as a research assistant at the World Bank in Thailand. What does a typical work day look like for you?

My work days are rarely typical since I work for task team leaders in different units at the World Bank, and also at the Center for Research on Inequality and Social Policy (CRISP), Thammasat University. Both offices give me flexibility to design my work schedule. If I am not working from a café, I am either at one of the offices or attending meetings for my World Bank Task Team Leaders. Each day is unique, but below follows what a day at my work can look like.

Today, I started at 8 a.m. On my way to my first stop, I read online newspapers to check for news about inequality trends worldwide. Once I arrived at the research center, we had our weekly 9 a.m. meeting to lay out the plan for our first Newsletter. From the research center I traveled to The World Bank Office for another weekly update meeting with the Senior Human Development Specialist, where I was assigned new tasks for the whole week. By 11.30 a.m. I was back at my desk performing desktop research.

At around 2 p.m. I took my lunch break at a food court in the mall nearby. Sometimes I buy take away food to eat at the kitchen, so I can enjoy the stunning Skyline view while eating. By 3 p.m., I had switched to doing work for the Social Development unit, coordinating with a private sector partner to plan a Brown Bag Lunch session on ‘LGBTI Friendly Workplace’, a topic I am excited about. Once the sun was starting to set it was time for me to pack up my stuff and head home.

Q: Has your Lund University education been beneficial in your work? In what ways?

My Lund university education has been beneficial both directly and indirectly. In one of the research works on the welfare card scheme in Thailand, I was tasked with writing a literature review on the challenges and effectiveness of poverty targeting programmes in different countries. Having studied Swedish Social Policy, it is easier for me to grasp the concept of welfare systems in general. In my work at the World Bank, the knowledge I gained from the Scandinavian Model of Equality class equipped me with a gender and rights-based lens to apply to gender related projects.

Most importantly, the international environment in Lund prepared me well for the culturally vibrant working environment in my professional life. The soft skills honed from networking with classmates and new friends from diverse backgrounds helped me become more open and understanding, and allowed me to communicate more effectively with foreign colleagues as well as clients.

“A photo from my student time in Lund, here together with my corridor mates”

Q: I see that you have worked at the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce. During your time there, what were your biggest learning outcomes?

I learned that this year marked 150 years of relations and commerce between Thailand and Sweden. During some of those years, the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) has played an integral role in the enhancement of Swedish businesses in Thailand. When I worked for TSCC there were more than 120 members, most of which are Swedish companies such as ABB, Saab and Tetra Pak. Many of our member companies directly contribute to the progress of Thailand 4.0, an economic model which propels growth through innovation and technology. Not only do Swedish companies help transform the Thai economy, they also introduce Swedish values to the society. IKEA Thailand recently began granting four weeks of paid paternity leave to its’ employees, setting a great precedent for Thailand, which currently only grants paternity leave for state officials.

There were many interesting projects over the years; such as seminars and networking events on anti-corruption, corporate social responsibility, and digital economy with high-level speakers from the government and business sector. The project I found most exciting to work on was the upcoming ‘Swedish Education and Career Days 2018’, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok. At the Chamber, we were a small team consisting of four people, but we were planning the biggest international education event in Bangkok with over 20,000 visitors, together with organising alumni networking, and roadshows at Thai universities to connect Thai students and young professionals with world leading Swedish companies and universities (Lund University included!). The planning involved collaboration with various stakeholders, which spans across multiple sectors and nationalities. 

Lucia celebration at the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce

Q: What is the most unexpected thing you learned at Lund University?

Being in a foreign country, pretty much everything was unexpected. For me, the most surprising thing was the Student Nations. I was overwhelmed by the options presented to me (it felt like Lund was the Swedish version of Hogwarts!). During the second semester, I volunteered at Kristianstads Nation several times, rotating my responsibilities from selling entrance tickets, preparing food, making drinks, to cleaning. After each time, volunteers were invited to attend a ‘Tacksittning’ (‘Thank-you-sittning’). Never before had I attended a dinner party where one has to dress up according to a theme AND sing (in Swedish) before each course. Even though I did not know the meanings of the songs most of the time, I still had fun trying to mouth the words and dancing to Håkan Hellström’s or Eurovision songs with the new friends I made at the end of the night.

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“Sweden, Italy, Europe: together for the future”

On 15 November the President of Italy, His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, visited Lund University. The event was also attended by his daughter, Laura Mattarella, and the Swedish King and Queen, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia. The visit to Lund and to Lund University marked the final day of the Italian President’s three-day official visit to Sweden.

Her Majesty, Queen Silvia of Sweden
Photographer: Hassan Taher

Upon their arrival in Lund, the guests were shown around the European Spallation Source (ESS) research facility, which is in the northern part of Lund. Italy is one of the 13 member nations of the European Spallation Source ERIC and has contributed and invested in ESS. After the visit, Lund University welcomed His Excellency, his daughter, and the King and Queen of Sweden to the Main University Building, where the auditorium was full of eager students awaiting what the President had to say on the topic of “Sweden, Italy, Europe: together for the future”.

The beautiful interior of the auditorium in the Main University Building
Photographer: Hassan Taher

The speech touched upon many important subjects, such as the history of Europe, the importance of the European Union and the importance of higher education, in the form of universities. Mattarella began his speech by giving thanks to the Swedish Royal Family, for welcoming him, his daughter and the whole Italian delegation so warmly. He continued by speaking about the history of Europe, from the First World War to the Second, which ultimately led to the creation of the European Union.“The idea that we should promote unity to grow together, beginning on resources such as coal and steel, which had before been reasons for war”.

His Excellency, President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella
Photographer: Hassan Taher

Mattarella spoke about the contribution of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union and in fostering knowledge through academic and research-based institutions, such as Lund University. The role of the European Union, Mattarella said, is not to be a mere customs union, nor a business committee, but rather an economic power which should guard the free movement of people. To protect the citizens always and everywhere. To be an active part of the society of our lives, from equal pay for equal jobs in the labour market to the role of universities.

Vice-Chancellor of Lund University, Torbjörn von Schantz
Photographer: Hassan Taher

The President encouraged the students in the auditorium, the Erasmus generation, to embrace academia. To continue to travel, to study, to learn more about other peoples’ cultures, languages and dreams. “Dear sons and daughters of Dante, Goethe and Strindberg, the notion of time and space have changed radically”, Mattarella said, “we should embrace the knowledge we learn and use it to make the world a better place, for the world, ourselves and the generations after”.

The Main University Building
Photographer: Hassan Taher

Sources:

https://www.regeringen.se/pressmeddelanden/2018/11/forskningsministern-deltar-i-besok-till-ess-och-lunds-universitet-i-samband-med-statsbesoket-fran-italien/

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Voices from the Alumni Reception in Berlin

Name: Kerstin
Studies: Master of Arts in Literature, Culture and Media (class of 2011)
Works with: General Personnel and Organisational issues at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

Favourite memory from Lund University: 
The close contact with professors and meeting students and people from other fields than my own.

 

 

 

Name: Maksim
Studies: Master of Science in Finance (class of 2018)
Works with: Project Management Intern at EBay in Berlin

Favourite spot in Berlin: Victoria Park in Kreuzberg. The park is situated on a hill, with fountains and beautiful scenery. It is particularly beautiful in the summer-time, when many people gather there to relax, spend time and chat with one another.

 

 

Name: Anne
Studies: Master of Arts in European Studies (class of 2015)
Works with: Inhouse recruitment specialist at Adesso

Favourite memory from Lund University: The people I met, definitely. I am still friends with many people, both from my programme and my student engagement at different nations.

Name: Josefin
Studies: Master of Arts in European Studies (class of 2015)
Works with: Copy Writer at Zalando at the Nordic office in Berlin

What do you think you will be doing in five years?: I honestly do not know. But I think this is part of the excitement, to be somewhere where I can not even imagine today.

 

Name: Sebastian
Studies: Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy (class of 2012)
Works with: Guest researcher at Adelphi

Favourite spot in Berlin: A place called Heiliger See (English: Holy Lake). A place for contemplation, to enjoy the serenity of nature, to have a picnic while watching the sunset.

 

 

 

Name: James
Studies: Master of Science in Plant Science (class of 2018)
Works with: PhD studies in Urban Ecology at Freie Universität Berlin, conducting research on fungi in the city

Favourite memory from Lund University: Being responsible for the only international spex in Lund, at Kalmar nation.

 

 

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