Master thesis preparation

For the 2016-2018 batch in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, an initial information meeting on how to approach the degree project has been held. We have been informed about the different ways of conducting a project in cooperation with a company, local researchers or on our own.

It feels like the past year has passed so very fast. Our last lectures will come to an end in December and until then, a lot of planning for the thesis projects is to be done. In most cases, those degree projects are carried out together with a principal company and by two students – a concept that is new to me. The reasons are convincing: Working together in a team means supporting each other, having someone to exchange your thoughts with and results in a better working environment as well as research outcome. I am looking forward to it.

Is this kind of master thesis project very different from what you have expected? Are you interested in more specific information? Let me know by leaving a comment.

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Freshers, help is around!

Finally done with my first presentation this semester! Well, I have had a few freshers coming and talking to me about the stress related to studies. I have a piece of advice to everyone out there, to take it easy! It is a great challenge to come to a new place far away from our homes, and coping up with the new education system and interacting with new people around. It is important to take studies gradually, as in the beginning a lot of things would not make sense or give a clearer picture. What is more important is to remain consistent and yes, we have faculties that are available for any of our doubts or queries. The SI leaders are also a great help in the initial months to help you with basics regarding lectures. At the same time, it is important to have some activities that relieve you from stress. This would help a great way to keep ourselves active during the winter months too. Your study abroad is a great way to mingle with different nationalities and participate in events and activities around. The facebook events are a great way to know anything exciting happening around you. Anyway, good luck!

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A new season has begun

It’s September 22nd and it’s officially autumn now. Can you guess what kind of every-day item is shown in the picture?

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Architecture and Design Library. Make the most of it

Today I will talk about the library, which is one of my favourite spots at school.

I know from my classmates that it often doesn’t make a good first impression because of the small size, but it’s misleading, trust me!

First of all, people who work there are super nice and helpful. They can show you around if you ask and of course they’ll do their best to assist you in whatever you are looking for. The thing is, all university libraries are connected and if the book you want to borrow is located somewhere else, you can make a request and it will be delivered at school for free.

What I find really useful is the range of search systems like LUBsearch or LOVISA. Once you log in you can access electronic sources, view and download articles and journals. It makes life so much easier when working for example on Architecture in Material and Detail course assignment (where you have to find detailed drawings and a lot of information about the building) and, yes, it does feel cool to be able to read articles from the latest “Architectural Digest”, let’s say 🙂

Last, but not least, when you get a minute, have a look at the thesis brochures from previous years, they are for library use only. They tell a lot about the school and kind of provide an overview of the whole programme, not to mention the inspiration for your projects!

Have fun and good luck in your studios


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Since there is a long summer holiday from  June to August in Sweden, I decided to do an internship during this time. Another reason why I wanted to do an internship is that I want to collect some practical experience in the Food R&D sector.

So I was looking for opportunities for an internship during late winter/early spring but it was not so easy to find relevant positions online. The university provides every year career fairs but unfortunately I was not so lucky there either. However, when I asked one of my professors, I got immediately a helpful response with some contact information. I wasted no time and applied instantly. The only thing I regret is that I did not make it clear if I expected to get paid or not. So do not make the same mistake for your application 😉

That’s how I got a four week internship in a research company called Aventure. It was not only a great and informative time but I was also accepted as a regular team member from the first day. The location was also convenient. I live in Delphi and the company was only a five minute bicycle ride away.

I would definitely absolve a optional internship again.


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Lund University’s jubilee


So as you most probably know already, Lund University is celebrating 350 years and a lot of events and activities have been happening for the past year and much more is still planned!
A few days ago, there was a big celebration party at Lundagård for the whole staff and students for the jubilee. I and some of my friends went and enjoyed it a lot! During the day we went to a picnic organized by LTH where you got a picnic bag and blankets and met with some new people in front of the Lake Lake. It was really fun (except for the rain surprise at some point). Later, in the evening there was the celebration party in front of the University building with live music, lights and lot of people. We also got a lovely present at the entrance, which I think is a very good souvenir to keep for being part of this 350 years celebration. It was great!









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Orientation Is Over

Hey hey!

As you all may have noticed, the orientation weeks are beginning to feel like a distant memory as classes ramp up. Here in the 2nd year of SUDes, we have already had our first China group analysis crit after less than 3 weeks of class. That among other things has delayed my posting of my experience as an LU international student mentor during the arrival weeks.

I was excited to work Arrival Day…

On 15th August, Arrival Day, at AF-Borgen I settled in at 8:30am for a day of working to help new students check in and find their way around. I must’ve met hundreds of new people, and the days that followed brought many new friends by way of my mentor group. My group, informally named by my co-mentors as “Glittergroup”, swelled to quite a large size as more people who didn’t have groups joined our activities and brought new friends. We made lots of plans, hosting BBQs, trips to Lomma and Dalby, tours of Lund, evenings at nations, brunches, movie nights, and the traditional LU Treasure Hunt and Sports Day, among other things. We became more than just mentors and mentees, but friends complete with awkward group chat nicknames, sharing of stories and advice, and frequent social plans both big and small. It’s been greatly rewarding (and also very tiring) and I’ve not been so thankful to be randomly grouped with a set of people since I started SUDes. I was so busy in fact that until the other day I hadn’t had a full day off since I got back from Italy…

Glittergroup’s Tour de Lund lurk at the library

However, all good things must end and since orientation is well and truly over (but not the friendships I’ve made) the real work must start for all of us. I’ll begin my individual project work before flying to Chengdu, China in less than 3 weeks! Exciting stuff!

Joe x

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“Beach weather”

Hello lovely people,

Anyone down for a swim?

If you haven’t been living under a rock (even then probably), you might have noticed that it has been pouring rain lately. The rain season came a little earlier this year, so brace yourselves, it is gonna stay for a while. I would say that it lasts until it is already cold enough for it to start snowing ^^. Either way, staying dry can be quite difficult.

If it is not raining when you are leaving home, you will probably think that you don’t need to worry about it, why get an umbrella right? No, big mistake. Better be safe then sorry, so always be prepared, because it will happen at some point during the day.

Get yourselves a new best friend: a raincoat or a waterproof jacket. Trust me, I am an engineer, and they will be quite useful during your stay in Sweden.

Stay dry and warm!!


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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 personal reflection in a special format submitted by every student beforehand. During the session, students discuss in groups and present their answers and conclusions in front of the other classmates.

I truly enjoyed listening to the engaging discussions of the new DRMCCA students. The diversity of their backgrounds, both educational/professional and the region of the world they come from, add important value to the conversation. This was a good opportunity for me to get to know the new students better. At the same time, I had the chance to revisit some of the Societal Resilience topics with a fresher outlook, after one year of studies. I am looking forward to the next seminars.


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