A week has passed since our Arrival Day and I hope it has been an exciting and interesting week for you.
Lund University is very honored that you have chosen to study at our university, and now you are here! Congratulations! I hope that you will have a wonderful time here.
This semester we have once again welcomed a large group of international students from more than 110 different countries all over the world. We are very fortunate to have you here with us. You inspire us and put the world in new and different perspectives. All students and staff benefit from this. The global classroom is very much alive here at Lund University!
The international dimension and internationalisation as such are crucial aspects for Lund University to act and make a difference in an increasingly globalised world. And you are important as ambassadors for us as well as for your countries. Your experiences are important to us since it enhances the international dimension of what we do in both education and research.
With your help and enthusiasm, we will continue to encourage more students and staff to take the chance to go global and make a difference in this world.
You are of course here to study and this part is the most important one in your stay, but do not forget to participate in the extracurricular activities that Studentlund offers, Studentlund encompasses the “nations” – student social clubs, the Academic society AF, that you probably saw when you arrived and the student unions, that handle politics, but are not linked to political parties. Remember that Lund is considered number one in Sweden when it comes to student life, so I strongly recommend you to sign up for the Studentlund membership which gives you access to everything that characterizes Lund University life.
I wish you all the best for your stay here in Sweden! Good luck with everything and remember to have fun!