Category Archives: Studies

Out of the box…

The most exciting thing for me studying at Lund University is the opportunity to earn credits on something besides the courses offered within the programme. This includes on-going research projects, internships and your own project. This is what some of us have been doing during the Autumn semester, I find this is a good way to get into the swing … Continue reading

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New Studyperiod – New Goals ;)

Another study period is over. Another step closer to the end of this journey, but not just yet. After a rather difficult, few months, involving a lot of project submissions, reading and exams we jump into the second part of the fall semester. What’s on my agenda, you ask? Two courses and surviving Sweden’s beautiful but harsh winter. I found … Continue reading

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Learning Swedish

I started over with SFI (Svenska För Invandrare) again 2 months ago. I really recommend you guys to take it as well. Just like Roshan’s post about SFI in Lund, I want to add about SFI information in Helsingborg. For you who based in Helsingborg, you could check this link: https://helsingborg.se/sfi. It doesn’t hurt to learn some Swedish, and also, it’s … Continue reading

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Internship Q&A with DRMCCA Students (Part 2 – Giordano)

The first Q&A in the DRMCCA internship series is with Giordano, currently interning with the Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Read more about the work he’s been doing, and about his unique experience working in the direct aftermath of disaster. What is your name, and where are you from? Hey! My name is Giordano … Continue reading

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Internship Q&A with DRMCCA Students (Part 1 – Introduction)

The optional internship course in the DRMCCA curriculum is a significant way through which the programme seeks to connect practical, on the ground experience to what we learn and explore in our academic courses. In addition to the valuable, real world perspectives that the DRMCCA faculty’s professional experiences offer in the classroom, studying the DRMCCA programme also means students have … Continue reading

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First exam period at Lund University, and slow introduction of darkness

It is already the end of October… Time flies! And with the end of October, the end of study period 1 is also approaching for LTH students. At Lund University, the academic calendar is divided in 4 different study periods. This is different from my home country Spain, where the academic year is split between two different semesters. We could … Continue reading

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Exams, projects, cold weather, and remembering to de-stress

It’s a busy time of the year now, with lots going on — a final project in the GIS course, meetings for developing a thesis outline (😅),  starting to look at jobs and next steps after the programme, etc. Exciting, and a little anxiety provoking! In the midst of all the end of the study period rush, it’s especially important to … Continue reading

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Exam week

Hi everyone! Sorry for not keeping up with everything, have been really busy lately since there are a lot going on.. Exam week is coming and that means we have been pre-occupied with submissions as well. I remember the struggle that I went through last year since it was my first year here. Studying here was never easy for me. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Basic GIS course

In the elective Basic GIS course, we’ve just finished with the exam and are now at work on the final projects, where we’re using publicly available data to calculate the cost of building and maintaining a proposed road infrastructure project in Iran, taking into account the cost multiplier effects of things like population density, annual precipitation, elevation, and soil type. … Continue reading

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Learn Swedish for free in Sweden

Though there are not many things you get for cheap, learning Swedish comes free. 😀 Thanks to Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) course provided by Lunds Kommun, now I can understand and speak my initial words in Swedish. If you are a master’s student for more than a year, the Swedish government offers free SFI courses to learn Swedish. This gives … Continue reading

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