June 2019

5 things you (maybe) didn’t know about Midsummer

Text: Patrik Sandgren, archivist at the Folklife Archives with the Scania Music Collections, Lund University 1. Collect midsummer dew during the night to transfer strength There are old descriptions of how to “draw midsummer dew”. The dew that was collected during the night was taken, for example, from someone else’s land to transfer the strength of the other person’s animals … Continue reading

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LU Alumni around the world: Helsinki

This week we meet Jenna Emtö, alumna from the bachelor’s programme in Political Science, class of 2013, sharing her story as a freelance journalist and master student in Helsinki. Q: You have studied a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, as well as courses in Economics, Social Geography and French. How do you think your education has impacted your career so … Continue reading

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Lärosäten Syd Alumni Networking in Brussels

On Tuesday 21 May, alumni from Lund University, as well as 5 other universities from southern Sweden gathered at Nordic House in Brussels for an alumni networking reception. This was a great opportunity to meet alumni in the area and it was the first time we have collaborated on an alumni event for members of Lärosäten Syd. The objectives of … Continue reading

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Alumni panel share their experiences on finding a job in Sweden

What do some of our former international students have to say about their job hunt? On Wednesday 8 May, a panel of four alumni shared their experiences of how they landed a job in Sweden. Current international Masters students had the chance to listen in and hear first-hand about life after studies, while getting some useful tips for the job … Continue reading

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8 quick questions with the celebrated author…

… of Lund crime novel A Nearly Normal Family. Alumnus Mattias Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping thriller about how far one would go to protect loved ones. In this twisted narrative of love and murder in Lund, a horrific crime leads a seemingly normal family to question everything they thought they knew about their life―and one another. … Continue reading

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Visiting alumni in Tbilisi

The guest blogger for this post is James Rhys Davies, Geology alumnus, international marketing and recruitment assistant at LU and active member of the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund (UPF), who organised a student and alumni event during a UPF-visit in Tbilisi, Georgia. Last month the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) in Lund visited Tbilisi, Georgia and had the … Continue reading

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Alumni help with recruitment efforts in Kenya and Ghana

Lund University staff received a warm welcome from alumni based in Kenya during a recruitment tour earlier this spring. Dickson Minjire Kinuthia (MSc Development Studies 2014-2016), Joyce Ojino (MSc Environmental Management and Policy 2014-2016) and Eunice Muthoni Muthee (MSc International Strategic Management 2017-2018) attended the alumni breakfast event in Nairobi – the first LU alumni event to be organised in … Continue reading

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Photo contest winners 2019

Every year, current international students submit their photos for the “My Lund University Experience” photo contest. This year, we announced three winners.  So totally Swedish When mum says “You can only have ONE.”Wai Lam Ip, Exchange student from China Study moments at Lund University Ironically, everyone takes photos of the main Lund Library from the outside because it is outstandingly … Continue reading

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