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What a party!

High spirits, a magnificently versatile show, and long beer queues, as Lund University staff and students celebrated the 350th anniversary with a big birthday bash. But the party came close to not being held on historic ground.

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Pilot by remote control

Drones are becoming a matter of interest for more than just the military and the toy industry. Lund University’s School of Aviation in Ljungbyhed (TFHS) is now launching the first study programme for drone operators in Sweden – and perhaps the world.

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Put departments in charge of contract education

The University’s contract education needs to grow in order to match the skills needed among companies and public authorities in the region. A new report proposes to give the departments the main responsibility for the development of contract education. Employees who work as consultants on the side are to become more involved in the University’s own contract education which is to be integrated into our daily activities.

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Sylvia Schwaag Serger appointed new deputy vice-chancellor

Sylvia Schwaag Serger is currently responsible for international strategy at Vinnova, and an adjunct professor at the School of Economics and Management at Lund University. In addition, this Swedish-German-Chinese-American has a PhD in economic history from the London School of Economics.

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Mummified bishop is revived in book and exhibition

Peder Winstrup was a man with many irons in the fire. Founder of Lund University, bishop, Renaissance man, architect, scientist, author, powerful political player, printer, poet and much more. Even long after his death, he continues to fascinate us as a uniquely well-preserved mummy. Now his life has been turned into an exhibition and a book.

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She knows what makes a design classic

Why is the Stringhyllan bookshelf considered a design classic but not the Billy? And what makes the Lamino armchair into the furniture design of the century while Norrgavel’s Länstol chair isn’t even considered a classic?

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Heat exhaustion behind mysterious kidney disease

In Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, almost half of all male deaths are attributable to a mysterious kidney disease. In El Salvador, it the second most common cause of death among men. In Sri Lanka, it is believed to have caused about 25 000 deaths over the past decade. Working in heat is a common factor, so the problem is expected to increase along with global warming.
The condition in question is the mysterious kidney disease CKDu, which interests a worldwide research network. Occupational health physician Kristina Jakobsson and other LU researchers are involved in the detective work.

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The pros and cons of crowdfunding

Antonio Cordero hoped that crowdfunding would help him when he wanted to focus on his secondary research project on the box turtle. No money ever showed up, but he did gain lessons in both marketing and how to disseminate his research.