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Data gathering for European climate research goes on around the clock at the University’s Hyltemossa research station. The tallest of its two masts reaches as high as 150 metres straight up into the sky. Every other week, the station’s staff must climb to the top of the mast to clean two sensors. Recently, intensive work has been conducted on the lower mast to install equipment to study how the emissions of spruce trees actually affect the climate.
A lack of professional project management, unclear decision-making processes and shortcomings in communication underpin delays in the beamline programme at MAX IV. A new plan of measures will prioritise tackling these problems.
We know that noise affects our ability to learn as well as generating irritation and stress. This, in turn, reduces efficiency and well-being in the workplace. Some research findings indicate that workplace efficiency could increase by as much as 50% with the right sound environment.
Instead of leaving a will, she prefers to participate and contribute now. Maibrit Westrin, a 94-year-old former senior lecturer in French and Spanish, supports students and researchers in the Humanities – and finds that she gets a lot out of it.
In mid-June, the University’s biologists fine-combed grass, bushes, trees, asphalt and waterways around the department’s buildings. Their aim was to find out what species of plants and animals lived there. Now their mapping project is complete, and their findings include 21 endangered species and six species never previously encountered in Sweden.
The University’s central initiative on contract education is now getting underway. New business developers are on their way into the strengthened organisation that is to administrate the education.
“If we succeed, we will need to employ more teaching staff”, says Bo Ahrén, pro vice-chancellor responsible for external engagement.
High demands from industry for an online contract education course resulted in better education also on campus. This is a good example of when contract education promotes development in several different ways, according to lecturer Veronika Tarnovskaya.
Francisca Skoogh dreams of establishing an interdisciplinary centre for “performance science” at Lund University. She is both a pianist and a psychologist, and conducts research on her own relationship with the stage and stage performance anxiety. She is also a new member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Poor mental health among students at the Faculty of Medicine has increased. The faculty wants to change that. Linnea Sandström, former president of the medical students’ union, lists five methods used to improve mental health among young people.