April 2017

Traditional celebration of spring: Valborg

Valborg (walpurgis night) has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring in Sweden. On 30 April, as spring approaches, Lund University students gather together in Stadsparken (the city park) for Valborg, or ‘Siste april’ (the last day of April) for a festive celebration. During the day, students in groups have barbecues and … Continue reading

Around campus/Student life/Swedish culture and traditions/The city of Lund Tagged , | 0

Working on Master Thesis

This semester, has been quite a change from the previous semesters, primarily because I have been working on my master thesis. For the SUDes program, you have the entire semester to work entirely on the thesis itself. You don’t have scheduled classes and you work on your own schedule. You can do your master thesis where ever in the world … Continue reading

Studies Tagged , , | 0

Spring or Winter…

You never really know what the weather is going to be like in Sweden this time of year. Some years, it is beautiful and warm and others – not so much. Finally for the first time, not too long ago, when I was outside, you could actually feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. While I was walking … Continue reading

Uncategorized 0

White Easter? :P

This year Easter seems very peculiar with such cold weather outside. I vividly remember enjoying in lovely sunshine last year. However, to everybody’s surprise, it is snowing at this time of the year! We are having a white Easter instead of white Christmas I suppose. Snow in April, makes me go crazy! As everybody resumes to work after nice Easter … Continue reading

Uncategorized Tagged , | 0

Easter Holidays

As every year, I spent this year’s Easter Holidays with my family at the Danish Coast. Although it was raining most of the time, we had a few sunny moments for cycling, hiking and fishing. Now it’s time to dive into the last months of thesis work. Best, Malte

Uncategorized 0

How (not) to procrastinate

Better weather, ongoing thesis work; two perfectly good reasons to get your mind set on procrastinating. I’d say a good way of procrastinating is going out to enjoy the weather, whenever possible. In Helsingborg, it can be really nice to visit the park at Kärnan or go to the harbour or shore called Gröningen. However, don’t plan to be there … Continue reading

Around campus/Exams/Student life/Studies Tagged , , , , | 0

Have you been admitted recently?

Do you still have some doubts either to accept the place in a DRMCCA Master’s programme or not? Well, the word “disaster” may sound scarring or trigger many questions. However, it’s very much up to you how you will frame your studies and academic process in general – as something complicated or entertaining. Something like this: Plan A: Scientific, very … Continue reading

Uncategorized 0

Searching for a job in Sweden?

If you come to Lund for your studies with the aim to stay in Sweden to find a job, then you should consider a few things… Only a certain amount of positions are actually pubished online, a lot of jobs are given to people through connections! So networking from the beginning is very important! A tip here is to join … Continue reading

Studies/Swedish culture and traditions Tagged , , , , | 0

Half way through – short holidays!

Around our mid critique I decided to take a short break and forget about the project for few days. Taking adventage of early spring and low prices (it’s still out of season or even “winter” time) we decided to go to beautiful Ibiza. Out of season you can easily find great accommodation through airbnb for 20€ per person! In a … Continue reading

Student life Tagged , , , , | 0

Study trip to my project site in Amsterdam

In March I had a chance to visit Amsterdam and do some research on my site in Westpoort and other relevant harbour areas. I was very lucky to have amazing weather so I took plenty pictures to note my thoughts. Using the opportunity of being in Amsterdam I also contacted an architect from Amsterdam, who had guest lectures in Lund … Continue reading

Student life/Studies Tagged , , , , | 0