During four days over the previous weekend, LTH hosted this years’ NORDTEK conference (www.lth.se/nordtek). This means that we were visited by 23 other higher schools and universities within the field of engineering. NORDTEK is a very old and well-established network, within which we can share experiences through benchmarking as well as face-to-face meetings. This time we had also invited engineering institutions from our Baltic neighbours through the BALTECH network. The event consisted of student meetings, contact person meetings, Dean’s meeting, an excursion to Österlen with apple cider making, as well as a conference with the theme of “Universities and Large Scale Research Facilities”.