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My thoughts on the courses (1) : Mandatory courses

Now that I am working on a project course (read more about it here ). I am officially done with coursework. It is a bittersweet time as the end draws near. In this post, I will give brief thoughts (my own thoughts) on the mandatory courses. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) (7.5 points) Definitely, my favourite course. At the time I couldn’t appreciate as … 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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Urban Design Competition in China

Architect students and SUDEs students have been particularly busy lately. Apart from our mid-crit stresses and other course examinations, we were offered a really unique and exciting opportunity.  The Sustainable Urban Dynamics course sponsored a two week study trip and workshop collaboration for us in Chengdu, China! There were a lot of preparatory studies as part of the coursework, visas … Continue reading

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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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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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Time for lunch… Y not a buffet…

  Tjena! Hope you guys are done with your first exams in Sweden… Now it is time to treat yourself to some awesome food! So here I have compiled a list of restaurants which offer lunch buffets. Though I have not tried all of them I have got it reviewed from my friends who have been to these places. Rosegarden … 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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Dairy products challenge in Sweden

Know your dairy product: Never heard of almost all of them before I was here so thought of sharing. Kefir: The taste is like sour yogurt is relatively quite strong to others. Onaka: This contains special probiotic bacteria. The taste is quite similar to yogurt.  Fil/Filmjölk: Quite popular in Sweden. It is like yogurt, but it is quite light and the taste is less sour … 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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