Dean's blog archive 2015-2020
Jobs of the future
It is time to get back to blogging after the weekend and a trip to the US. This year I will also try to post more frequently. Both in California, where I was last week, and here at home you constantly hear how hard it is for companies to find people with the right background for the job. Businesses are all looking for people to hire in many [...]
LTH against fact-resistance
Today we see, hear and read a lot about fact-resistance, that is, the approach of not letting yourself be affected by information that goes against your own opinion. The clearest examples of this today are the campaigns before Brexit and the US presidential election. Regardless of our views on the issues, we can probably agree on the frequent [...]
Gender equality – not just for show
LTH is one of the faculties at Lund University that is considered to be single-gendered. This discussion focuses mainly on the number of female professors – a figure that at LTH is around 15 per cent, although the proportions vary greatly within the faculty. Obviously, we are not happy with this number; on the contrary, we will do our best to raise [...]
Art tour of the Faculty of Engineering?
Now all the students are back and the campus is fizzing with life. It feels great to get going again!Over the summer, there was a debate in Sydsvenskan about the fact that John E Franzén’s magnificent work “Cadillac Eldorado”, which has graced the lobby of the V Building since the 1960s, is being moved to Moderna Museet. The move was justified by [...]
Thank you for choosing Lund and the Faculty of Engineering!
Today we held an introduction for nearly 600 international Master’s and exchange students from around 50 different countries. The vibe was extremely positive, and the auditorium was filled with expectations and hopes. The energy from all these students who have chosen Lund as their place in the world for some time to come is incredible! All of you [...]
Lights from Lund!
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 [...]
Lund politicians visiting LTH
Once a year, the management of the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) invites members of the Swedish Parliament from Skåne to discuss and exchange ideas. Apparently, we once also had a tradition of inviting politicians from the Lund city council. Last autumn, we talked about reviving this tradition and finally we were able to sync our calendars and [...]
Meet our Honorary Doctor's
Almost a year ago to the day, I asked the question “Where were you?” in my blog. That was after the talks given by last year’s Honorary Doctors, which were very interesting but sadly not as well attended as I’d hoped. It got me thinking about where we come together to meet and how we can create relevant meeting places for academic discussion. The [...]
What does LTH want?
As I once wrote in my blog, I think everyone who works at the Faculty of Engineering LTH can use the motto: - Ask not what LTH can do for you, but what you can do for LTH. When the new organisation was presented the other day, I said that LTH needs this reorganisation in order to reach its full potential – not because the new organisation in [...]
The phoenix of Brunnshög
In my last blog post I brought up the importance of the ‘open’ university and having an open dialogue with the surrounding community, and wrote: “We don’t know how the world will develop over the course of our students’ careers, but we can be sure that plenty will happen that we can’t foresee today.” To the north-east, at Brunnshög, the future is [...]
Viktor Öwall was Dean of LTH between 2015-2020