Traffic in Lund

Lund is a nice small town. You can easily reach everywhere by bike in 20 mins from Lund center. However, bike traveling more than half an hour everyday could be quite tiring because the town is not flat. I had a hard time the first semester when I lived in green house, which is all the way down to the edge of the town. It became even harder in windy and rainy days during the winter.

There are green buses and yellow buses in Lund. The green buses travel only in the town and you can only pay with jojo card or your phone. The yellow buses are region buses. They can take you to some other cities close by. You can pay with jojo card, bank card or your phone. The train in Lund central station takes you to both Danmark and other cities in Sweden. One important thing is never forget to bring your ID with you when you go to Danmark. Otherwise you may get stuck at the border on your way back to Sweden.

The traffic company has an app called Skånetrafiken, which shows the time table for buses and trains and sells tickets. It’s more reliable than google because it also shows bus delay or advance. The public transportation is very user friendly, especially to babies, pets and disabled people. When the bus stops at a bus station, it leans a little bit towards the pavement so that people can roll wheels onto the bus easily. It is also quite expensive to travel around in Sweden compared to other countries. As student members, we can get monthly card at a much lower price, which is very nice.

Summer is here! Time to travel around 😀

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“Winter” break

Hey you guys,

You may find the title strange since it is summer in the North Hemisphere, but where I come from, Brazil, it is winter now. Let’s just say that winter in Rio is warmer than summer in Sweden (and let’s leave it at that :D).

I have been going to the beach almost everyday and also went to a really nice aquarium. But it is not “all fun and games”. I have been taking driving lessons in order to get my driver’s license and working on some reports.

 

 

 

 

 

I am taking the masters in Embedded Electronics and last semester we started our Integrated Circuits Project. The heavy lifting is done but we still need to hand in a first report, which will be extended and completed next semester, once our circuits have been fabricted and we can do the measurements.

So I am taking it easy, working and relaxing back home.

Hope you guys are also enjoying your holidays!

-Lais.

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Starting Swedish Summer – Sun, Sea, Sand, and So Long

Hello! I’m Joe, and I am part of the Sustainable Urban Design (SUDes) class entering into the second year here in Lund! I’ll be updating you on my Swedish life, both social and everyday, and the mountains of super fun work over the next year, including a class trip to China and the inevitable thesis adventure.

Being from Scotland, the climate here is broadly similar to what I’m used to except for three main factors – hotter summer, different wind, and colder winter. As final crits and submissions are over, I have a little time left here before I go home for a bit and prepare for next semester (yay for Chinese visa papers). This means some quality time with the friends I have made over the past year here in the sun.

A tumultuous start was had, breaking a toe the first ever time I went to Lund’s closest sandy beach, Lomma, and having a long cycle back afterwards. I persevered though, and amongst many barbecues, beach volleyball, card and kubb games around Lund, a few of us made the trip on Sunday east to hike, walk and lay in the sun in Simrishamn, Kivik and Stenshuvuds Nationalpark (beach shown above). I wholeheartedly recommend this trip we made, maybe minus some of the walking… and thanks to public transport it only took a few short hours to get there. The sun was hot, the sand sounded odd (yes, you’ll see when you go), and the water was nice and cool. The hike gave pretty great views too!

The bittersweet part is that this trip marked the end of my time with some exchange students, people who have greatly enriched my experience here the past year. By far the best thing about SUDes is how international it is, and the people who make up my diverse group of classmates. They’re an integral part of being here. Friends for life indeed.

Joe x

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Home Sweet Home

Hello, My name is Atef Hatahet from Syria and I currently finished my first year in Wireless communication master’s program at Lund university.

I must say that the last weeks before exams I couldn’t wait till I get back home and relax, but I have never thought that after only a couple of days of arriving home I would say “I miss Sweden”.
There are a lot of great things about Sweden and especially Lund, but what I miss the most is the queuing system of Swedish people, there are queues for everything, they queue to buy cheese from the super market, wait for the bus or take a ticket from the queuing machine (which I don’t really think they need) to stand in another queue, and Swedish people are programmed to stand in line and respect the order.

I remember like yesterday at the 2016 arrival day, I reached Lund after a long trip from my home. And there I witnessed the queuing phenomenon at its best. Hundreds of students waiting to get their accommodation’s keys, there were a lot of students that I thought I would better find a place to sleep that night because I would never get that key. But with the great Swedish queuing power it took me less than one hour to get it. Even though there were all international students but there were Swedish people helping to organize the queue.

To end, one of the rarest moments to see an angry Swedish person is if you break the line so enjoy Sweden and happy standing!!

Flalfel queue

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Typical student of LU

Hello, lovely people!

First, let me introduce myself. I am Nina, a biotechnology student here at LU and I will be blogging for you during the next year, telling you all about the life and studies here in Lund! You are welcome to share your thoughts and questions in the comments section or feel free to contact me on the e-mail provided😊.

Since this study year is coming to an end, I remind myself of the things that were happening one year ago. I am so grateful for all the friends, experiences and knowledge I have gathered. Still, it seems not so long ago that I was having the presentation for my Bachelor’s project, packing my bags and getting ready to move to a different country. For you readers in the same position, it might seem overwhelming, but don’t worry, it will all be great. Plus, there is an excellent introduction week here at LU, but more about that in another blog.

Now, summer break is here and everyone is taking a well-deserved holiday. Last week, on the 6th of June, in Sweden it was the National Day celebration. Some events were organised around the city and a lot of people were out enjoying the day. I went to Kulturen, which is an open-air museum, where they had free entrance because of the holiday and I thought it was a great opportunity to visit it. They had a house dedicated to Lund University with an exhibition about the history of the University. I took this photo there…well I thought it was fun and it sums it up well. 😊

Stick around!

-Nina

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Sweden-Living a dream

This is Jennifer here from India and pursuing my Masters in Energy Efficient and Environmental Building Design. As the title suggests, I am indeed living a dream come true and its hard to believe that one year has gone by too soon. From students bustling about in the city, we have arrived at that point in time at Sweden, where Lund has started to look and feel empty. Students are leaving for their summer vacation. Nonetheless, I have had an amazing experience over the past 10 months. It’s amazing to see the distinct seasons the country offers. Winter became a little depressing by January this year, but soon the climate looked promising. Having residing at Lund and studying at Helsingborg, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing two different city lives. The train ride is something I look forward to everyday and yet am not bored of it.

Lund is a friendly town, and there has always been something to do for everyone. The nations, various activities organized by the International Desk etc keeps one on their toes. There is lots to explore in Skane too. Taking short trips during weekends is something I have enjoyed a lot. I can also tell you, that the university has started its preparations for the incoming new students and we are all looking forward to meeting the freshers. I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time at Lund!

 

-Jennifer

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Longing for arrival day.

Hello there!

We know you are excited to arrive at Lund. The waiting can be a bit overwhelming when you start to think of all the things you need to prepare and get done before finally starting this new experience.

But here is an advice, relax and enjoy your summer break. All the other new students are feeling the same and you are not alone. Don’t panic, make a list and try to do one thing per day. You can always contact us, we are glad to help and looking forward to meet all of you.

See you guys soon,

Lais.

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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 far, it has been an exciting journey and I am delighted to be sharing my experience along with reflections and tips on studies and life in Lund.

Enjoy the summer and stay tuned!

Irma

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A-building — take a look inside

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For those who are preparing to come in August or just consider studies here, it might be useful to know a little about A-building. It looks quite reserved from outside, like many other university buildings in Lund, but after a short look one discovers surprisingly cool interior spaces. After a year one can say for sure that it is a … Continue reading

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Warm Hearts

Last Friday, we had our farewell dinner as everyone is leaving for the summer break.
One year ago, I remember in the registration day when we all first met. The mixed feelings we all had, the excitement about the new experience and the fear of the unknown.
With everyone in this picture I share a dear memory to my heart. How we embrace each other during our worst mood, sharing our fear, doubts and girls drama of course. Staying till 12 am at the computer lab to submit a report, laughing our hearts out with each other jokes, sharing the home sick feelings during the grey winter, Having the fun of our life in every minute possible.
I would have never thought i will be this attached to them, but how would not I with  such warm smiles and kind hearts.

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