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Dean's blog archive 2015-2020

13 November 2020

“I am convinced that a Science Village teeming with life and making the absolute most out of ESS and MAX IV is the right way to go to develop both research and teaching. I am especially pleased that we have the students with us in this process”, writes dean Viktor Öwall, in connection with the faculty board’s decision on a direction for LTH’s [...]

1 October 2020

If the landlord Akademiska Hus does not push for the development of the physical environments, higher education institutions will be ruined, either because of the decline in student numbers or financial collapse due to unreasonably high rents, writes Viktor Öwall, dean of LTH.

25 August 2020

Enjoy Lund this autumn. Follow Corona-recommendations from Swedish authoroties. Study hard, right from the start. And contact LTH's Student- and Career Councelling in an early stage, if you find it hard to keep up with your studies.

26 May 2020

This spring, the Graduation Ceremony is not be what it usually is. But LTH's dean Viktor Öwall would still like to congratulate all who normally would have been in the University Hall's auditorium to receive their diploma. Here you can watch the film or read the speech where Viktor Öwall wishes you the best of luck after your studies.

14 April 2020

In spring 2020, we find ourselves in a situation that nobody has experienced before and that most people could never have imagined. The pandemic became a reality, the virus struck us and the whole world. Take care of yourselves and each other, writes Viktor Öwall, dean of LTH.

2 April 2020

Without a doubt, the novel virus is proving to be a difficult test for us all. At LTH we are prepared to do even more now that society is under stress and we welcome questions from, for example, Region Skåne or Skåne University Hospital, Viktor Öwall, dean of LTH, writes in a letter to all LTH employees.

24 March 2020

Now, research at LTH, and thereby also education, is to get a boost due to Max IV and ESS. I would like to see that we overcome practical obstacles within the University and bring the students with us in the move to the Brunnshög area in north-east Lund, writes the Dean of LTH, Viktor Öwall.

15 February 2019

The development of robots is truly fascinating. Consider, for example, Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot from 1950, a book of nine short stories published in Swedish translation in 1954. Today, we find ourselves closer to, or actually in, a reality where robots figure in everyday life. Is this to be considered exciting of frightening? It depends, of course, [...]

6 February 2019

I recently found myself watching a documentary on the French artist, Paul Gauguin, who was one of my favourites in my younger years. It got me thinking about the artist who was driven by ideas and a desire to create something new and who went all-in, and about the inspiration we can draw from his work today. What was it that interested me as a [...]

18 December 2018

The semester, which in one respect culminates with LTH’s degree conferment ceremony, has come to an end. Before and during the event, I feel excited, humble and proud. For my part, it entails a recurring privilege: to hold a speech for LTH’s graduates in the main University building. Why is it such a privilege? Because the students, as I usually [...]

Viktor Öwall was Dean of LTH between 2015-2020