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10 days to go…

For the first batch of the The Disaster Risk  Management students the end of the studies is aproaching fast – only ten days to go until the hand-in of the Master thesis. A few weeks later, the defense will follow and the first Masters of Disaster have finished the programme 🙂

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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

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Symposium on Disasters tomorrow

Dear all, I just wanted to remind you that tomorrow from 3pm to 6pm there will be a very interesting event about disasters and disaster risk management at the main building. There will be speakers from several international universites. This symposium is one of the highlight events to celebrate Lund University’s 350th anniversary during 2017. If you are interested, here … Continue reading

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Weekend away with disaster risk students

Last weekened the disaster risk management students spent a few days together in a summer house near Halmstad. With a lot of good food and nice company, it was really good to see everyone again after having returned from the internship course. Most of us are now working on their Master thesis for the last few months of the study … Continue reading

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Fighting through the Snow

I just shouldered my bike from Lund to my flat in Staffanstorp through the snow 🙂 Lucky I made it home Malte

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Reunion with my classmates

Being back in Sweden from my internship adventure to Panama and Christmas back home, it was really good to see my classmate again yesterday evening for dinner and movies 🙂 Everyone is now getting started to write the Master thesis during the next few months. It is a strange feeling that in a few months our time in Lund university … Continue reading

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Snow & Ice

Taking very small steps while being outdoors is quite a good recommendation right now, as the streets in and around Lund are full of ice and snow. Taking my bike to go around, it feels like cycling on a mirror 😀 I had a few moments where I was very close to fall, so go slow and take care everybody! … Continue reading

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Holiday season

Being back home in Europe after four months in Panama, I’m quite shocked by the cold weather. It’s a temperature drop of almost 40 degrees, so I am struggling a little bit to cope 😉 But it’s really nice to be back home and celebrate Christmas with family and friends before starting to tackle the Master thesis in the coming … Continue reading

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Last day of work in Panama

Dear all, so today the last day of my internship in Panama has come, and soon I am flying home for Christmas. I was an intern at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for the last four months. It was an interesting experience, with a lot of things to learn. We’ve had hurricanes to deal with, for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew

So, as you all know Hurricane Matthew hs cased large scale devastations in some parts of the Caribbean. I am currently doing an internship with the United Nations in Panama as part of my studies, so I have the chance of participating the response and relief operations to this disaster at first hand. As part of my work, I am … Continue reading

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