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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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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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LU Alumni around the world: Muscat

This week we meet Marrieke van Oversteeg, alumna from the Master of Science in Economic History, class of 2014. Today Marrieke works as an Economic/Trade Policy Officer and Business Developer in the Gulf Region at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Muscat, Oman.     You graduated from Lund University in 2014. What have you been up … Continue reading

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The Doctoral Conferment ceremony

The doctoral conferment ceremony is the major academic event of the year at Lund University. Ceremonies have been held since the late 1600s, with the ceremony taking place at the end of May/early June. Traditionally, the University’s nine faculties together organise the doctoral degree ceremony. At the ceremony, the University bestows its highest honour on those who have completed a … Continue reading

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Open lectures by 2019 Honorary Doctors

It’s soon time for the doctoral degree conferment ceremony on 24 May. Several Honorary Doctors will be in town and giving lectures open to the public 22-23 May. If you’re also in town, you’re welcome to attend! See details below. Honorary Doctors at the School of Economics and Management Anders Dahlvig – “The transformation of retail and what it takes … Continue reading

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LU Alumni around the world: Hobart, Tasmania

This week in the “LU Alumni around the world series” we meet Linda Karlsson, alumna from Equality and Diversity Management programme, class of 2014. After graduation, Linda moved down under, to Australia, to start a career with the goal to improve gender equality in the workplace.   You graduated from the Bachelor’s programme in Equality and Diversity Management in 2014. … Continue reading

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A sustainable work-life

The workplaces of the future are characterised by a digitised and boundless working environment in which we can largely control how, where and when we want to work. We are given new opportunities, but we also face new challenges. Are the workplaces keeping up with the rapid pace of development? And how do we get a sustainable working life – … Continue reading

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LU Alumni around the world: Halifax and Freetown

This week in the LU Alumni world series we meet Matthew Moore, LUSEM alumnus class of 2010 and 2011 who shares his time between the Canadian real estate market and volunteer projects in Sierra Leone. You graduated with two Master’s degrees from Lund University, within Accounting and Corporate Finance, class of 2010 and 2011. Can you tell us more about … Continue reading

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Transforming our world

What will the cities of the future look like? How do our personal choices affect the climate? How do we steer a path towards a sustainable future? The climate and the prerequisites for a sustainable world for future generations are highly topical issues. At Lund University, we conduct world-leading research that tackles some of the biggest societal challenges of our … Continue reading

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See you in Brussels in May!

Lund University and the network of Universities in South Sweden – Lärosäten Syd – are pleased to invite all alumni based in Brussels to join us for an Alumni Reception on 21 May. This will be a fantastic opportunity to network with other alumni from the six universities that make up Lärosäten Syd: Lund University, Malmö University, the Swedish University … Continue reading

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