The time just before summer is a time for graduation ceremonies and various forms of festivities. We began with our graduation ceremony in the main University building on 20 May, where more than 110 Bachelor’s and Master’s students in engineering and architecture received their diplomas. Several scholarships were also awarded for efforts that deserved special attention. The chair of the Lund University Board, Jonas Hafström, gave a ceremonial speech where he related some words of wisdom from his extensive career in diplomacy, not least as Sweden’s ambassador to Thailand during the tsunami disaster. As Dean, it’s always fun to attend the graduation ceremony!