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Dear Alumni,

2015-05-22

I am now approaching the end of my first semester as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering LTH. It has been an exciting and intense period. I have experienced both fun and challenging times, and I am looking forward to (hopefully!) having time to reflect and look ahead over the summer holidays. As you can see in, for example, LTH News, there are a lot of exciting things happening both within education and research – you can follow us there, on our website and in other media.

It is now time for graduation and conferment ceremonies. One should never miss an opportunity to celebrate! On 22 May, 120 graduates will take part in two graduation ceremonies in the great hall of the main university building. I am particularly happy that we are presenting a new scholarship. Captain of industry and previous chairman of LTH’s board Karl-Erik Sahlberg has set up a scholarship fund that rewards the best degree project in the subject of chemistry. We are extremely grateful for this.

On 29 May it is time for the university’s greatest celebration – the doctoral conferment ceremony. At this event we celebrate all those who have completed their PhD degrees over the past year, as well as our honorary doctors: Colin Carlile, previous MD at ESS; Martin Gren, founder of Axis; and Liesbet Van der Perre, electronics professor from Belgium. It is soon also time for LTH to celebrate our jubilee doctors (50 years after completing a PhD degree).

I hope you have a wonderful summer and that we continue to stay in touch.

Viktor Öwall

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering LTH


2015-09-01

It’s wonderful to see the engineering campus full of life again! Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming all of our new students at the Faculty of Engineering LTH. As I left for the Union Building shortly before 8am last...[more]


2015-06-10

We’ve just had a few weeks filled with celebrations – graduation ceremonies, the doctoral conferment ceremony, diploma presentations and a range of other events. I have also had the pleasure of opening the architects’ and...[more]


2015-04-15

LTH’s new management team has now been in place for 100 days, as has the new LU management team. They have been interesting, stimulating and hectic days. The best part has been visiting different sections and departments and...[more]


2015-03-31

There have been discussions in social media outlets recently regarding our Bachelor level programmes. Let me put your mind at ease – the Faculty of Engineering’s Bachelor’s programmes are maintaining a high standard, and we will...[more]


2015-03-16

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post, not from lack of interest, but rather because I’ve been busy getting grips with my new role. One major difference between being a department head to being dean is that my time has...[more]


2015-02-23

I am not only the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering LTH, I am also an LTH alumnus. I started my LTH journey as an ‘E:82’, but spent my first year serving the UN in Cyprus, so I ended up studying with the ‘E:83s’. After I...[more]


2015-02-10

Just over a month has gone by. It’s been a busy time with many new impressions and a fragmented existence. However, it has also been a lot of fun! Last Friday the LTH Board had its first meeting of 2015, and almost all of us are...[more]


2015-01-22

It has now been three weeks since I took on the role of dean of the Faculty of Engineering, LTH, and I suppose it is time to start my own dean’s blog, as many have encouraged me to do. I have previously managed to avoid this as...[more]


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Viktor Öwall
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering LTH

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