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Graduate Fair

Greetings from the Graduate Fair at Lund University! Today was a special day for me and my fellow LTH programme ambassadors. We were part of the university’s graduate fair, representing our master’s programmes. It has been an engaging afternoon, answering questions to prospective students and sharing my perspective as a current student. There was a high level of interest in … Continue reading

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Thesis “fever”

The master thesis process has officially started. The spring semester will be fully dedicated to the thesis project, however, it is as early as mid-November that students hand in a preliminary thesis outline. These past weeks have been filled with intense reading, brainstorming, and exploration, as we have been working on identifying the thesis topic and drafting initial research aim, … Continue reading

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Some knowledge is for life

Taking advantage of a short break between courses, I am currently reading the international bestseller “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. I remember having read two psychology books from the author a few years ago and last year the Nobel laureate and his fascinating work was brought to our attention during the course “Direction and Coordination in Disaster Management”. … Continue reading

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Held annually on October 13th, this day aims to promote a culture of reducing disaster risks and raising awareness globally. On this day, we celebrate how communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. The theme for the 2017 campaign is Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement. Best wishes … Continue reading

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Lovely weekend in Helsingborg

On Saturday, I visited Helsingborg with a group of friends. It was a lovely day, warm and sunny. One of the advantages of living and studying abroad is this endless sense of exploration, and the tourist inside you manifests more often than expected. I am sure my fellow international students know the feeling I am referring to. And do you know … Continue reading

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Societal Resilience once again

During the past two weeks, I have been involved in the Societal Resilience course, assisting our professor in the seminar sessions for the new batch of students. It has been such a refreshing experience, bringing back good memories of when I had just started the programme, one year ago. The seminars are preceded by assigned readings, a lecture, and a … Continue reading

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World Humanitarian Day

19th of August marks the World Humanitarian Day. Since 2003, this day is commemorated annually to raise awareness on the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers as well as survival and well-being of people affected by crises everywhere in the world.

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Time to learn Swedish

Arrival Day for the upcoming academic year at Lund University is less than six weeks away. I am certain newly admitted students are counting down the days and planning everything around the 15th of August. While enjoying the summer, I would recommend that you start exploring and learning the Swedish language. When in Lund, you will be surprised with the … Continue reading

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One year in Sweden

Last week we submitted our term papers and projects, which also means completion of the first year of the master’s programme. Permeated by a sense of accomplishment, I can’t believe we have reached half-way through our studies. I reminisce about adapting to life in Lund during my first days here, and now this beautiful medieval city feels like home. So … Continue reading

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