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Final Internship Q&A with DRMCCA Students (Part 5 – Karen)

The fifth and final Q&A in the DRMCCA internship series is with Karen, who recently finished a  internship with the Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP), which is based in Oxford in the UK. Karen completed her internship with GCAP at a distance, without needing to physically be in Oxford for the entire internship period. Read more about Karen’s experience below, and … Continue reading

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Internship Q&A with DRMCCA Students (Part 4 – Linn)

The fourth Q&A in the DRMCCA internship series is with Linn, who recently finished a three month internship with SREO Consulting in Istanbul, focused on programme monitoring and evaluation. Linn insightfully describes both the highlights and challenges of her internship experience, and gives invaluable advice for how to make the most of an internship. Read more about Linn’s time in Istanbul below! … Continue reading

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Internship Q&A with DRMCCA Students (Part 3 – Gwen)

The second Q&A in the DRMCCA internship series is with Gwen, currently interning with the Regional Office of the Red Cross for the English-speaking Caribbean and Suriname of the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC) in Trinidad and Tobago.  Read more about her work to better integrate ecosystem-based adaptation with community-based approaches in the Caribbean through the … 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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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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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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A perfect storm (of DRMCCA students)

This past weekend was our inter-batch mingle, an event put together at the start of every year to give new and “old” DRMCCA students a chance to get to know eachother, share advice and experiences regarding the first year of programme, and build personal and professional networks. This year, newly arrived Batch 4 DRMCCA students got together with Batch 3 … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…the school year!

It’s the last weekend of August, which means programme orientations are in full swing and students are either getting settled in or heading back to Lund for another year of studies. Either way, this means the City of Lund is quickly coming back to life! Taken in the morning this past weekend, these photos below don’t show just how bustling … Continue reading

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Glad Midsommar!

Lund is quieter now with many students away for the summer, but still vibrant, with a calendar full of events. Check out all the events scheduled at Sommarlund, for example! Last Friday, I celebrated Midsommarafton (Midsommar’s Eve) with a couple of friends at Kulturen, an open air museum with various well-preserved historic buildings, gardens, as well as a traditional indoor exhibition. … Continue reading

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