It is Thursday 20 December today, and the end of the year is approaching. Tomorrow evening it is winter solstice, and the light will soon start returning. It is the time to look back, and the time to look forward.
Looking back at the recent past, the Dean’s Office has been dominated by the work with the self-assessment report for EQUIS, which was due and delivered on Tuesday. There has been a tremendous effort made, and Kristina has not only led this endeavor but also carried a heavy load in writing. We all have reason to be grateful for this effort! The report is a comprehensive account of essentially all activity at the School, reflecting each and everyone’s efforts in our daily doings. The work has also been helped by your efforts in submitting the activity reports a bit earlier than usual, which basically everyone did. Thank you!
Looking forward to 2019, we will be initiating the Sustainable Future Hub as reported in my last item on the blog, and in March the Jan Söderberg Family Prize in Economics and Management will be awarded for the first time – the winner will be announced on 14 January. On 13 March, the day following the award ceremony, the Economics and Management Day in Lund will take place on the theme “Health and economics – are healthcare and welfare actually in a healthy state?”
I could go on enumerating, but let me instead remind you that on 17 January we will kick off the new semester. We will meet in the Crafoord Hall at 10.00 (sharp), and from 11.30 there will be a light lunch. The meeting will be held in English.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for the autumn semester's efforts and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!