important announcements for staff

Short news, warnings, Save the date, ”please note” and more ...

New blog post by Erik Renström

New blog post by the Vice-Chancellor at Lund University Erik Renström was published today entitled Sverige har en ny statsminister och jämställdhetsarbetet går framåt. Read it here (in Swedish).

Nadja Sörgärde about blended learning

In an article at Medarbetarwebben at Nadja Sörgärde gets to give her best tips on Blended Learning.
To the article

Invitation to the seminar Transforming the fashion industry

9 dec. 9-12 at The Spark.
Researchers at Lund University are welcome to a seminar about the fashion industry, its challenges and the global opportunities that lies in transforming the industry. Sign up by sending a mail to:

New AHU-courses!

AHU (Division for Higher Education Development) offers courses all year around. Now two new AHU-courses are launched: Open Networked Learning (deadline 29 November) and The Good Lecture (deadline 7 February).
Learn more


New LU-nytt out now!

Don't miss out on latest news from Lund University. A new issue of LU-Nytt is now published. To the newsletter

Lund University: The Workplace of the Future

In mid-October, the vice-chancellor took the decision to implement a project entitled “The Workplace of the Future. Sustainable and Hybrid.” The project will run until September 2022.

The Covid-19 pandemic, which forced major changes to working life, is the reason why Lund University chose this year to initiate work on the Workplace of the Future . Earlier in the autumn, vice-chancellor Erik Renström observed in his blog:

“The Workplace of the Future will be a hybrid of what we missed during the pandemic and our newly acquired lessons on alternative ways of conducting our work.”

The project aims to identify and prioritise the areas in which the University needs to work to develop a sustainable and hybrid workplace.
Learn more at

Lund Population Day 2021

Welcome to join the annual Lund Population Day 18 November, given for the 4th year in a row. The theme this year is Big microdata and population research.

​​​​​​Hurry to sign up!

Participation in person on site, deadline 10 November

Participation via Zoom link, deadline 15 November 15

Professor Steve Ruggles at University of Minnesota and IPUMS–Ruggles was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University School of Economics and Management 2020–will be keynote speaker. Learn more and sign up 

The Sphinxes have been removed from the University House

On November 2, the famous sphinxes were lifted from the roof of the University House. The popular University symbols are taken down because they are in poor condition and need to be recast. But according to the plan, new, safer versions will fly back in 2022.

The University building is being renovated and in connection with this it was discovered that the four concrete finches on the roof have begun to crack and weather. Since they weigh 3.5 tonnes each and falling parts would pose a significant safety risk, the sphinxes are now being taken down to be replaced next year. Learn more (in Swedish only)

We are back on campus as of 1 November

As of 1 November, the University returns to being an organisation without limitations imposed by Covid-19 restrictions.

This applies in accordance with the vice-chancellor’s decision on 17 June 2021 and means that, as a starting point, activities are to be conducted on campus. Regarding education for which special reasons apply, the return may be completed by 16 January 2022 at the latest. Learn more

The Change Maker Future Track is up and running!

The Sustainable Future Hub at LUSEM is now starting the Change Maker Future Track. The goal is to offer students at master’s level practical experience of sustainability work. Learn more


Testimonial about a programme involving LUSEM teachers

Learn more about the interesting faculty-wide programme Innovation in Governance for Urban Nature-based Solutions, which is part of the larger SI Public Sector Innovation Programme at LU. From LUSEM several teachers are involved and Ola Mattisson is the programme director. The LUSEM teachers Ulf Ramberg, Mikael Hellström, Hans Knutsson and Anna Thomasson have all being involved in the programme. Learn more 

A unique collaboration with LUSEM

As a collaborative venture with Lund University, the SAYP programme is coordinated by Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE), with two distinct modules provided by RWI and Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM). This collaboration helps integrate human rights principles into modern approaches to public administration and involves Ola Mattisson and Ulf Ramberg from LUSEM. Learn more


Learn Reference management

With a reference management tool you can create and organize your references, easily insert citations in your text, and create references according to a specific standard. The LUSEM library provides introductions and support for EndNote and Zotero. Learn more at the LUSEM Library 


Sign up: Introduction to NVivo for Windows & Mac

NVivo is a software program used for qualitative research and accommodates research methods such as grounded theory (GT), content analysis, phenomenology, discourse analysis, literature reviews, and more. Specifically, it facilitates the process to organize and sort rich text research data for your research process. 

For example, various tools within the NVivo program can facilitate the iterative process for coding data in transcribed individual interviews and focus groups as well as open-ended survey responses. 
Lund University has a campus license for the software which is produced by QSR International.

The introductory workshops are open for PhD students and researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and does not require any previous knowledge of NVivo or similar tools.
Learn more and sign up for a course in November or December

Did we become wiser by the corona crisis?

Welcome to a seminar about what the media and universities can learn from each other.

On 11 November, the Centrum för kunskapshistoria and Sydsvenskan invite you to a conversation evening where researchers and journalists meet and exchange experiences in two panels. Learn more


The "Podd- and Zoom studio" is now in EC3:106

The studio for broadcasting and recordning podcasts where you also have been able to give your Zoom lectures or meetings has moved down to EC3:106 (the former LUSEM staff club). The previous room (EC1:239) is now back to being used as a room for "pedagogical support examinations". 

As staff at LUSEM you can book it yourself via Time Edit. Contact Anna Löthman for further questions.   

New PowerPoint templates for LUSEM staff!

Our own templates for PowerPoint presentations have been updated. Since LUSEM became triple accredited the templates now have a slide with all three accreditation logos, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. To the templates

ABC-workshop for course design 12 November

Do you want to sharpen your course you are working on?

Are you thinking about how to use your pandemic experience in your teaching when we are back on campus? During a two-hour workshop, you and your colleagues get the opportunity to brainstorm about a course or programme based on the ABC method that focuses on learning activities and teaching methods. The course can be given either in Swedish or English.

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New information about our premises

Learn more at the page Maintenance at LUSEM.

Apply to make accepted/published books open access

Book fund!

As of 1st of June 2019, persons affiliated with Lund University can apply to make accepted/published books open access (monographs and anthologies). Until 2022, funding will be set aside annually in a designated book fund. During 2020, the fund amounts to 4 million Swedish Crowns.

If the open access publication of a book is already fully funded, by for example, an external financier, funding is not granted, although part-funding may be granted. The costs must be deemed reasonable and be clearly defined by the publisher, but there is no set limit. Only one application person and calendar year may be approved. Learn more

“Career Control” - programme in career planning for doctoral students

The Career Control programme offers focused training in career planning for all LU’s doctoral students.

The Career Control programme offers focused training in career planning for all Lund University’s doctoral students. It provides a framework for making sense of your career options and priorities, setting preferred goals and mapping the steps you need to take to reach them. It will not tell you what jobs to aim for but will show you how, and where, to look.
You can start, and follow, the programme when you wish, with no date-critical events. Designed for doctoral students in all disciplines, it is suitable whether you intend to pursue a pathway inside or beyond academia. The course is free of charge and held in English.
Read more and register your interest on the course provider’s – PostdocTraining’s – website, tailor made for Lund University.

Read this article on Staff Pages

Don't miss our events during the Future Week!

Several LUSEM researchers will participate as speakers in three different interesting lectures during this year's Future Week: Maria Stanfors, Martin Dribe, Carys Egan Wyer and Josef Taalbi.
Learn more and get full description

Webinar about smart mobility

Sign up for this interesting webinar 17 November:
Smart mobilitet – Hur skapar man förutsättningar för klimatsmarta, resurseffektiva transporter av gods och människor i en växande region?
hosted by LUSEM in cooperation with Skånska handelskammaren, Lunds kommun and Region Skåne.
Learn more

Interested in strategic future issues for municipal infrastructure? Don't miss this webinar! 

The research programme Mistra InfraMaint hosts webinars about strategic future issues for municipal infrastructure during 2021 and coming up next is one about "Finansiering av infrastruktur och underhåll i framtiden" (Financing of infrastructure and maintenance in the future). Vice Dean and Associate Professor Anna Thomasson is one of the invited experts and will participate in the dialogue during the webinar.
When and where: Thursday 14 October at 10.00-11.00 via Zoom.
Learn more and sign up

The webinars of Mistra InfraMaint shed light on strategic future issues for municipal infrastructure. Through dialogue and conversations with experts, they immerse ourselves in the conditions for management and maintenance of infrastructure in the future. The focus will be on solutions, good examples and to inspire the utilization of results from the latest research. Learn more

New information about our premises 

Learn more at the page Maintenance at LUSEM

Case speed dating!

LUSEM Case Academy invites you to a crash course on the case method with a focus on case competition 19 October 16:00-18:00. Learn more

New courses at AHU: Time to sign up!

Time to sign up for the new courses given at Division for Higher Education Development in spring 2022! Learn more

COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

COIL stands for Collaborative Online International Learning. It's a cross - border cooperation between at least two higher education institutions in two different countries, which then collaborate on a course of five to fifteen weeks. Need travel grants? Further reading about Erasmus+ Travel Grants below!

COIL is integrated into the regular curriculum. The collaboration can either be within the same discipline or interdisciplinary. The collaboration can be implemented in all study areas at all levels. The teachers together develop the learning objectives, design what the collaboration should look like, choose online tools etc. The grading is set separately per university.

Teachers are welcome to send a draft by 1 November to:
The draft needs to be supported by the department, and should contain the following information:

  • Layout and estimated timeline of the COIL
  • Within which course the COIL will be delivered
  • With whom the COIL will be delivered
  • Name, department, corresponding course, university/school

Learn more

Erasmus+ Travel Grants – Call for applications 2021/2022

Employees at Lund University can apply for a travel grant of up to SEK 8 000 to be used for trips to new and established partners within the Erasmus+ programme.

The idae of the Erasmus+ programme is to discuss, plan, develop and evaluate ongoing and new collaborations such as curriculum development projects and all forms of mobility. Trips can also be made to network meetings with partner universities.

Those who choose to travel sustainably in accordance with the EU definition receive extra funding of SEK 500 up to 2 000 per travel grant depending on the destination. 

Applications are received and granted as long as the funds are sufficient during the academic year 2021–2022.

More information and link to application are available at LUSEM Staff Pages and at the LU Staff Pages

New blog on information security

Our Vice-chancellor at LU has decided to introduce a management system for information security, which will be managed as a project. Through this new blog we can follow how the work goes throughout the project. Learn more


Region Skåne offers drop-in vaccinations against Covid-19 on campus in Lund

Tell your students!
During the period 28 September to 7 October, students at Lund University will have opportunities to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at different campus locations in Lund.

This also includes students without a Swedish personal identity number or a mobile bank ID. All students need to bring a valid identity document in connection with their vaccination.

More information about locations and dates for vaccination on campus –

Curious about the LU Management?

Here you can get the latest updates on what is currently on the agenda of the LU Management. Updates at least every second week. 

Return to the workplace in the autumn of 2021

New pages at LU Staff Pages about going back to the workplace are published/soon to be published (the English version is in progress). Learn more

Two interesting webinars hosted by LUSEM researchers 15 September

Hur arbetar man med upphandling för att säkerställa hållbara processer?Forskarworkshop: Berättelser om framtiden i Sverige
More information below:

Hur arbetar man med upphandling för att säkerställa hållbara processer?
Webinar within Agenda: Sustainability by the Lund Institute for Sustainability Impact (LISI). In Swedish.

Forskarworkshop: Berättelser om framtiden i Sverige 
Institute for Public Affairs hosts this webinar about Sweden in the future. In Swedish.

Wellness Weeks attracted over 100 students 

The project Wellness Weeks offers activities every week focusing on mental health, wellness, study tips and inspiration. The concept is focusing on the wellbeing of our students but all staff is warmly welcome too! 

The autumn activities got off to a flying start and the first two weeks' activities attracted over 100 students who walked the virtual guided tour in Lund during Ghosts and murderers in some odd stories: Join a virtual walk in Lund down the centuries! and then listened to the Student Health counsellor during the lunch lecture Back on campus: Wow or worry?

The Wellness Weeks team consists of Pernilla Honoré, Anna Holmes and Anna Löthman.
Learn more about Wellness Weeks and the upcoming activities

New members of the LUSEM appointments board

The Appointments Board (Lärarförslagsnämnden) prepares and submits proposals regarding appointments as professors, associate professors (docents), senior lecturers, associate senior lecturers and lecturers. The board now has a new chair and several new members. Their first meeting is on 15 September. Learn more

New government decision on the return to work – but the established plan still applies

On 9 September the government changed the end date for working from home from 15 September to 28 September. Since June there had been a decision that applies to the University regarding the gradual and orderly adaptation to activities without restrictions. This decision continues to apply. Learn more at

Career development for academic staff

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it. In order to attract, retain and develop employees, Lund University has highlighted a series of career opportunities for academic staff. The career development activities are offered in English and the vast majority are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for postdocs and others for research team leaders. Learn more

What's on the University Management’s agenda?

In "LU news" you can get updates about what the Lund University Management is up to. The University Management writes themselves about what they are working with and planning for the moment. The management team consists of the following people: Erik Renström, Lena Eskilsson, Per Mickwitz, Kristina Eneroth, Ann-Kristin Wallengren, Jimmie Kristensson, Susanne Kristensson and Viktor Öwall. Learn more

English for TA-staff autumn 2021

During autumn 2021 the popular and rewarding English courses for TA staff will be offered. The courses are free of charge. You find the courses in English in the Kompetensportalen (search for "kurser som ges på engelska" and you will find them quite easily). In the portal you will find schedules, number of meetings and content. The last day to register for the various courses is shown both below and on in the portal. The following courses will be offered this autumn:

  • General Proficiency Course in English for Administrative and Technical Staff (last day for sign up: 20 September)
  • Advanced Proficiency Course for Administrative and Technical Staff (last day for sign up: 10 September)
  • Written Correspondence for Administrative and Technical Staff (last day for sign up: 28 September)
  • Oral Proficiency and Presentation Skills (last day for sign up: 23 September)
  • Terminology for Administrators (last day for sign up: 2 September)
  • Punctuation and Conventions (last day for sign up: 7 October) 

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Charging electric cars at LU

Many employees have been waiting for a long time for charging stations for electric cars at LU. Now maybe something's finally happening. At present, Lund University has no parking spaces that enable staff or students to charge electric cars and the situation is being reviewed.

Learn more

Introducing a newsletter for all staff at Lund University

LU News is a new internal newsletter that will be sent to all staff members at Lund University. The newsletter will be distributed every two weeks via email.

The newsletter has two parts. In “On the University Management’s agenda”, the University Management outlines the current matters they are working on, their new initiatives and what is happening in the University world. The other part will cover university-wide internal news and information. The web-based newsletter, published in English and Swedish (as LU-nytt), will be available on the Staff Pages and Medarbetarwebben.

Welcome with your views on the newsletter and suggestions for content. Contact the editor, Anna Mansfeld, at:

Learn more at

Latest on Covid-19

Latest updates for LUSEM staff and students on the Corona situation is always available here:

SEK 200,000 for stipends and research grants!

Stiftelsen för främjande av ekonomisk forskning vid Lunds universitet promotes research in business administration, economics,
business law and economic geography at Lund University. For the autumn of 2021, the foundation has decided to assign SEK 200,000 for stipends and research grants.

Application deadline: 8th October 2021. Learn more

LU Campus will open gradually

Read the latest comments from Erik Renström, Vice-chancellor of Lund University, on the gradually opening of and return to campus: Nu startar en termin med gradvis öppnande av campus

Career development for academic staff – autumn activities are now set and scheduled

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it. 

Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for staff in postdoctoral positions. The career development activities are offered in English, in Zoom/equivalent and are free of charge, both for individuals and departments. Read more about which activities we offer during autumn term 2021 and how to register at Staff Pages.

Read more about career development for academic staff on the Staff pages

Things to consider before summer leave

Summer’s here, the sun is shining and you are about to go on leave! Use the checklist below to ensure that you are able to relax and unwind properly during your time off. We have published some tips from LTH.

Read them on Lund University Staff Pages

New decision by the vice-chancellor – 17 June 2021 

The vice-chancellor's decision from 17 June states that the University will, from the start of the autumn semester, begin gradual and orderly adaptation to educational activities which are not restricted. This entails, among others, that teaching and assessment of study performance may be conducted on the University's premises from the start of the autumn semester.

Adaptation is to be completed by 1 November 2021 and will take place based on the conditions at each of the organisational units as well as the Government’s and Public Health Agency’s recommendations.
Doctoral studies are covered by the same conditions as education. The vice-chancellor tasks the dean of each faculty with deciding in detail how this is to be carried out. This decision cannot be delegated further. Current restrictions for education apply until 17 August.

Employees who do not need to be at the workplace to maintain necessary activities are to work from home up to and including 15 September 2021. The line manager assesses the possibility for such work while taking activities and the work environment into account.

Read more on Lund University Staff Pages

Concluding summer webinar with Institute for Public Affairs 

Institute for Public Affairs has run a webinar series during the spring, called Friday Talks moderated by Louise Bringselius, the director of the institute. A concluding summer webinar was broadcasted from Grand Hotel in Lund 11 June: ”Välfärdsforskare spanar”. Speakers were Fredrik NG Andersson, Andreas Bergh and Louise Bringselius, all researchers from LUSEM.

To the webinar 

Learn more about INSPA/Institute for Public Affairs

Get in contact with Louise Bringselius for feedback on the webinars or if you would like to discuss related questions:

Pufendorf is looking for a new manager

The work as a manager is conducted as an assignment, decided by the Vice-Chancellor after consulting with the board of the Pufendorf Institute. The main task is to lead and inspire researchers at the Pufendorf Institute in accordance with the regulations of the institute. The manager must work to ensure that the Themes that the board decides on are developed as well as possible and meet set goals. The director is responsible for selecting themes that are finally reported to the institute's board.

Apply for a STINT Teaching sabbatical!

Want to spend autumn semester 2022 at a prestigious university in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong or Singapore?

Employed teachers with a PhD are welcome to apply for a STINT Teaching sabbatical grant. If you are interested, please contact your Head of department. More info on how to apply can be found here.

Applications should be sent to by 8 August, 2021.

The Finance Symposium in August

The Finance Symposium-Call for Papers & Special Sessions, Chania, CRETE, 27-29 August. Topics: Finance, Banking.

Paper Format: All papers must be in Times New Roman 12-point font, 1.5 spaced, references single-spaced, numbered pages of the paper, maximum length up to 30 pages. Papers must be submitted in 2 versions I) the FULL with all the details of the authors, II) the ANONYMOUS without their authors and affiliations.   

Peer Reviewed process:  All the papers will be reviewed by 2 at least peer-reviewers.

Submission Deadline: July  22 th, 2021
Acceptance notification: July 30, 2021

Follow LU’s Almedal event from home on 7 July

Lund University participates in Almedalen Week, which is a democratic meeting-place for everyone, a place for dialogue, exchange and unexpected encounters that help to develop our society. This year, the event will be broadcast digitally.

You can follow the event live or watch it later on your computer. All programme items will be pre-recorded and broadcast digitally via Almedalen Play on 7 July at 13:15.

The programme is divided into three groups and the items are included in the Knowledge Triangle Studio: Sustainable technology and medicine, Sustainable environment and consumption and Sustainable expertise and working life

When and where? 7 July 13:15 – 15:30 and afterwards, online

See the programme:

The University gradually opens up without jeopardising infection safety

The University management will now take a position on how the University is to gradually open up without jeopardising infection safety. The current vice-chancellor’s decision applies in its entirety until further notice. Updates on this issue will be communicated via
Read the vice- chancellor’s blog post: “Light at the end of the tunnel”

Digital learning will no longer be the recommended default mode

On 27 May, the Swedish government presented its five-step plan for adaptation and easing of the restrictions applied due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the new recommendations is for digital learning no longer to be the default mode for higher education.

This means that it will be possible to conduct education on site at universities and colleges as of 1 June. The reason why this is happening now is to provide better conditions for higher education institutions to plan for the autumn semester. The change is expected to be implemented in stages while taking account of the regional infection rate and number of people vaccinated.

The University management will now take a position on how the University is to gradually open up without jeopardising infection safety. Updates on this issue will be communicated via

Read the government’s plan for the easing of restrictions
Read the Public Health Agency’s recommendation on returning to campus for higher education (in Swedish)

This message was published at Lund University Staff Pages 31 May

Course 14 june: Learn more about LUCRIS!

LUCRIS and the Research Portal is an information resource for the entire LU
Now you can learn more during a course 14 June.

Get answers to questions like:

  • Where do I find information about researchers and research at LU?
  • How can I see where and with whom they have collaborated?
  • How do I help a researcher or student navigate the information that LU collects every day and all year round in LUCRIS?
  • How can I use the Research Portal to find researchers in a subject?
  • What does the new Research Portal look like, which will be launched this autumn?

This is an opportunity to get to know Lund's university research database LUCRIS a little closer without perhaps being someone who will work in it.
Hanna Voog, librarian at the Department of Scientific Communication at UB, gives the course.

Date: June 14th
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Zoom link is sent to all registered
To get to the course:


See the Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony 2021 

Due to the prevailing circumstances, this year’s doctoral degree conferment ceremony was digital and live streamed starting 12:00 on 28 May. Now you can watch it and read more about it here.

The working place in the future, what will it look like?

How will we work in the future? Will everything return to the same routines as before the corona pandemic or will we learn practical lessons from the new experiences we have gained?

Cecilia Billgren, former Head of the Vice-Chancellor's office, has been commissioned to look at how universities should work with the future workplace. It is an issue that contains many parts and which in some respects has been driven by the pandemic.

Further reading at the Lund University Staff Pages (in Swedish only).

Want to improve your written English for scholarly publication?

Lund University, through the Centre for Language and Literature, offers the course ”Written English for Scholarly Publication”, which is open for any academic staff member (e.g. doctoral students, researchers, post-docs, lecturers, and professors) in any area of study who want to improve their written English for scholarly publication. 

Your research deserves to be communicated efficiently, effectively, correctly, and with variation. It’s not only a matter of honour; it’s a matter of merit and competiveness. During autumn term 2021, the course is subsidised so that the individual departments only pay 2 500 SEK/participant. We look for broad representation, with participants from all disciplines. 

Read more about the course, its content, course dates and structure at Kompetensportalen, where you also get instructions on how to register your interest and other application criteria.

Deadline in early September. 

“My cases” in the SSC Portal has been updated with a new function

The “My cases” tab in the National Government Service Centre (SSC) portal was updated. This means that now, when a case has been addressed, you can choose whether you want to register a follow-up question in the case or whether you are satisfied with the response and want to close the case. 

Log in to the SSC Portal



You need to continue to take care even once you are vaccinated

More and more people get vaccinated against covid-19. It is the health region Skåne that is responsible for vaccination. You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.

There may still be a certain risk of getting ill, despite being vaccinated, and thereby of infecting others although you may not develop any symptoms yourself. The basic advice therefore continues to apply even to those of you who are vaccinated.

  • Stay at home even if you only feel slightly ill
  • Maintain your distance from others both indoors and outdoors
  • Wash your hands often
  • Get tested if you have symptoms.

Read more about recommendations-to-reduce-the-spread on the Public Health Agency website

REMINDER: Digitalization of education: Premises, promises and consequences

Welcome to a seminar series, organized by AHU (Division for Higher Education Development) at Lund University. This first time in cooperation with LUSEM 28 May 13:15: Digitalization of education, what is all about? Learn more 

Vaccination against Covid-19

The University has decided that all staff members at Lund University who choose to get vaccinated against Covid-19 are entitled to do so during paid working hours.

However, staff members are primarily to try to arrange vaccination appointments outside working hours. It is the health region Skåne that is responsible for vaccination. You do not have to pay for vaccination against COVID-19.  It is up to you to decide whether to get the vaccine.

Read more about vaccination on

If you are eligible for vaccination in accordance to Region Skånes vaccine process, you'll probably get a notification from your health care centre with further instructions. If you're not (yet) connected to a health care centre and/or don't have a Swedish personal identity number or an e-ID (Bank-ID), please call 113 13 and enquire what applies in your case. 

Region Skånes Covid-19-information in English 

Possible to plan the 2021 autumn semester

Latest on the upcoming fall semester from Lund University is that it should be possible to plan the 2021 autumn semester based on some reversion, provided that the infection rate allows it.

The updated vice-chancellor’s decision on 12 May states that teaching and assessment are to continue to be conducted digitally with no physical presence on the University’s premises according to the conditions referred to in the decision, up to and including 29 August 2021.

It should be possible to plan the 2021 autumn semester on teaching and assessment being conducted both digitally and on the University’s premises, provided that the relevant public authorities’ regulations and recommendations allow it.

For activities besides education, the University will adapt its decision as soon as possible with reference to regulations and recommendations from the public authorities responsible and the current rate of infection. Employees who do not need to be at the workplace to maintain necessary activities should continue to work from home.

Always updated Covid-19 information at

Courses in Inspera 12 and 26 May!

Two Inspera courses are offered old and new users. Still places left for tomorrow!

Workshop 12 May: Tips and trix
In Swedish BUT: Questions can be asked in English
10:00-12:00 at Zoom

Sign-up no later than 7 May.

Basic course 26 May: Introduction and basic functions i Inspera
In Swedish
09:30-12:00 at Zoom

Sign-up no later than 20 May.

Zoom links via mail after the sign-up. Courses are given by Carina Carlsson, Inspera-educator.

Digitalization of education: Premises, promises and consequences

Welcome to a seminar series, organized by AHU (Division for Higher Education Development) at Lund University. This first time in cooperation with LUSEM 28 May 13:15: Digitalization of education, what is all about? Learn more 

Opportunity for employees to discuss what efforts the University should pursue on the basis of RQ20

The RQ20 final report is rich with proposals for measures that Lund University should implement to increase the quality of research.

To provide a basis for a discussion as well-supported and far-reaching as possible about what to prioritise as efforts continue, employees are invited to comment on and discuss which university-wide issues should be the most important for LU to work on, based on RQ20.

Comments are submitted on a digital notice board to be published on the research board’s website on 18 May.

Workshop series on the sustainability effect of research starting 11 May

The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2021. The goal is to increase capacity for sustainability related research and co-creation, exchange experiences and strengthen the collaboration between different research areas.

All researchers, PhD students and research coordinators at the University are welcome to participate.

On May 11, it is time for the first of a total of six workshops concerning the strategic research areas’ (SRA) work on sustainable development. The workshop series are arranged by the SRA Collegium and Sustainability forum.

Inspired by last year's conference on the same theme, the focus will be on how the strategic research areas can meet the challenges surrounding the UN global sustainability goals.

Read more on Staff Pages

Webinar on the report on e-infrastructure investigation: Webinar 26 May

After six months of intensive and exciting work, Lund University’s investigation into e-infrastructure is now complete! Welcome to an open webinar on 26 May from 10:00 to 12:00, where the results of the investigation will be presented by the authors of the report, Andreas Jonasson and Karolina Lindh.

They will be joined by former pro vice-chancellor for research and infrastructure Stacey Ristinmaa Sörensen who will provide some background, and the current pro vice-chancellors Per Mickwitz (research) and Viktor Öwall (infrastructure), who will help us look to the future.

Research is increasingly dependent on digital tools for processes such as sharing, analysing and storing research data. The report to be presented now includes proposals as to how to meet the University’s needs using a common platform based on the conditions of research.

The following needs for support have emerged:

  • Providing qualified research-centred expert support 
  • Developing IT services for research projects, and administrating these solutions
  • Developing and administrating LU-wide research-centred IT services 
  • High-performance calculations and support for the use of these services 
  • Coordinating software support 

Read more about the webinar on the Staff Pages. 

The vice-chancellor’s spring greetings to staff and students

The vice-chancellor Erik Renström is thanking all staff and students at Lund university for the fantastic, superhuman efforts you have made during the year.

Thanks to you, both work and studies have continued smoothly to the highest possible extent. In addition, we have not seen any serious clusters of infection and we have shown the world that Lund University can even manage a pandemic in an excellent way.

See the vice-chancellor’s spring greetings to staff and students

There will also be digital greetings and traditional student singing 1 May.

Career development for academic staff

Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute to career development for academic staff, either within academia or outside it. Some activities are suitable for doctoral students, some for staff in postdoctoral positions and others for research team leaders.

The career development activities are offered in English, in Zoom/equivalent and are free of charge, both for individuals and departments.
There are a few places left in the Workshop:

Get organised – fill that portfolio of yours with substance, 7 May and in the seminar

How to take your research results and turn them into a career outside academia 1 June

Read more about which activities we offer during autumn term 2021 and how to register at Staff Pages

Overview of study spaces in Lund and Malmö

You might get questions from your students about study places at LUSEM or elsewhere, if LUSEM Learning Hub is too crowded. Here you can find an overview of the University's premises and study spaces:
See a map of the study spaces in Lund
All premises listed via the link below are located in Lund, with the exception of CRC (Clinical Research Center) in Malmö.
Overview of study spaces in Lund and Malmö

Keep in mind that the students should continue to study from home as much as possible! 

LU Play will be shut down 31 May

Have you used the video platform LU Play for storing and/or editing videos? If you have any video clips or films saved down in LU Play you should move them as soon as possible to the corresponding video platform on Canvas: Studio. LU Play will be shut down on 31 May and can't be used after that date. All material left in LUplay after May 31 will be erased.

Studio is integrated in Canvas, and available for everyone with a Lucat-ID. You can easily record, publish, and share a video through Studio and Studio also has an easy-to-use and excellent automatic captioning function!

You can find more information about Studio at Teaching and learning online, and in this self-study course in Canvas.

Help and support:

Zoom-seminar: Use LUCRIS to find peers within LU

Interested to learn more on how to find potential collaborators by using LUCRIS and the Research portal? Find theoretical neighbors by searching themes, granted awards and research interest in LU's current research information system LUCRIS. Also how to improve the possibility to be found by others within LU.

Join us for a short demonstration how to make use of LUCRIS, afterwards there will be time for questions.

Friday the 23 April at 14:00.
Send an email to to get the Zoom-link.

Learn more

Competition for young researchers in the fields of economics or finance

The Annual Research Conference 15 November, jointly organized by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, is running a competition for young researchers in the fields of economics or finance on the theme of this year’s Annual Research Conference: 'Charting the European economy post Covid-19: unusual times require unconventional policies.'

The competition is a call for posters open to PhD students and those who finished their PhDs no more than six years ago.

Up to 10 researchers will be selected to present their poster in a dedicated session at the Conference. Furthermore, up to three could be given the opportunity to present their work to the Commission on a three-day working visit.

More information on the competition, including the deadlines for submission, can be downloaded here.

The RQ20 report is now available

The digital version of the RQ20 report is now available for download in LUCRIS (see below). The link can be shared freely. 

Link to the digital version of the RQ20 report.

A recording of "RQ20 Report Launch Webinar" 26 March 2021 can be seen via a link from the RQ20 blog.

Do you want to learn more about Primula? 

The National Government Service Centre (SSC) is organising Primula webinars for employees, managers and source reporters during April and May 2021. 

Read more and sign up, Seminars – National Government Service Centre 
(in Swedish)




National survey on sexual harassment

A national research study is underway on sexual harassment in academia. The study is a collaborative project between Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology, Malmö University and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at Gothenburg University. The study will involve sending out survey questionnaires to all higher education institutions that are members of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, SUHF, including Lund University.

The survey is disseminated digitally with the help of Statistics Sweden. According to information from the research study, the respondents have been randomly selected from each of the 38 higher education institutions that are SUHF members. Lund University is still working with data that emerged as part of the Tellus project investigation in 2018-2019 and is therefore not sending out the current survey or conducting the national study.

There will also be a seminar given (only in Swedish) 1 June. Learn more

Welcome to the Sustainability Week in Lund 3–8 May

Sustainability Week is an annual event in Lund where the university and Lund municipality arrange a theme week about sustainability! This year's sustainability week consists of digital events, outdoor exhibitions, workshops and guided tours.

There are opportunities to discuss and learn more about invasive alien species, the fight about the forest, consumption, climate-smart food, innovation for a sustainable future and much more!

Read more at Sustainability Forum:s web page

Managers’ Forum on the theme of distance work/work from home 7 May

LU’s Human Resources division and the Occupational Health Service are organising a digital Managers’ Forum on 7 May, with separate sessions in Swedish and English, on the theme of distance work/working from home, during the ongoing pandemic.

The aim of the forum is to create an opportunity to share common questions, knowledge and experiences concerning the management of distance work/work from home.

The forum will provide a chance to listen to the University’s experts on areas such as work environment, labour law, and insurance. Topics covered include ergonomics, work structure, communication, leadership and employeeship.

The target group is managers with responsibility for staff. HR officers are also welcome to take part, and has been invited separately via the LUHR network.

Managers’ Forum in Swedish or English:

Swedish: Friday 7 May 10:15–11:45 via Zoom. (Zoom links will be sent to those who has been registered, via email a few days before the forum.)

English: Friday 7 May 13:00–14:30 via Zoom. (Zoom links will be sent to those who has been registered, via email a few days before the forum.)

To make the forum as rewarding as possible, we would like you to send in any questions in advance. Send your questions via email to by Friday 16 April.

Register for the forum via email also at by Friday 16 April. State Registration for Managers’ Forum in Swedish or Registration for Managers’ Forum in English in the email heading.

Read more on the HR-webb.

Planning for the autumn semester – online or on-campus?

On 7th April an information meeting was held regarding how to plan for the autumn semester 2021. This is a summary of the information provided during that meeting.

Even though we are still waiting for the spring and have a long summer to look forward to, there is a need to start planning for the autumn semester. The circumstances are however still extraordinary. Today, we know very little about what the rest of the year will look like. For example, we do not know what we can expect regarding restrictions related to the number of people that can gather in one place, or what the recommended distance between people will be. Because of this, a decision has been made to plan for two possible scenarios.

The first scenario is based on a situation with no restrictions. With no restrictions we can return to on-campus teaching.

The second scenario is a situation with restrictions. If we still live under restrictions when the autumn semester starts, it will be difficult to have activities on campus. Our rather narrow corridors and smaller lecture halls will not admit that.

Still, we all want to return to campus as soon as possible. The recommendation is therefore to work with scenario one but be prepared for scenario two. In practice this mean that when courses are scheduled, plan for on-campus activities and book lecture halls, but keep the online version of the course ready.

If you have any question regarding your specific course, please contact the director of study at your department or Associate Vice Dean Anna Thomasson.

Questions about data management

Do you have questions about data management, FAIR data and open access to research data in population studies, medicine and public health? Welcome to a digital meeting 28 April at 11-12 being a question and answer session arranged by the Swedish National Data Service (SND) and Lund University Population Research Platform (LUPOP).

There are domain specialists from various universities in Sweden and research data advisers from the SND office on site to answer your questions. The question part is held in Swedish, but it is also possible to ask questions in English. More information and meeting link is available here

Digital Almedalsvecka!

This year's Almedal event will take place between 4 and 7 July and everything will be digital, ie. no physical presence on Gotland. The Wednesday during this week will be  Lund University's day. Would you like to participate?

Do you have ideas about interesting seminars / discussions / activities you are welcome to contact the coordinator Ulla Boström Hjorth as soon as possible, but no later than 20 April. Support, help and pratical matters will all be handled by her and Margareta Nordstrand.
For more information:

Seminar on the importance of relations in education

Peter Felten and Leo M Lambert, both from Elon University, will join us for an online seminar, based on their book: Relationship-Rich Education: How human connections drive success in college (Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 2020). The purpose of the seminar is to inspire and to provide practical advice on how to build and strengthen relations within university.

The seminar will be held the 12th of April at 15:15-17:00 and is open to teachers, researchers, staff and students within Lund University.

At the seminar there will be a live panel discussion with Peter Felten and Leo M Lambert, moderated by Katarina Mårtensson and Torgny Roxå from the Division for Higher Education Development. The seminar will be interactive and there will also be discussions in small groups. 

Read more about the seminar and register

Call for application for interdisciplinary research programme on sustainable development

The call for applications is published on the Research Board’s website and the deadline is 7 May 2021.

Lund University is investing SEK 100 million in an interdisciplinary research programme focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. The programme is to attract international research expertise and to bring about the establishment of more internationally leading research environments in sustainability.

Read more

LERU Doctoral Summer School, 8-13 August 2021

The theme of the LERU Doctoral Summer School, 8-13 August 2021 is
Reasserting the Value of the Expert; The role of Doctoral Research and
Researchers in Promoting the Importance of the ‘Expert’ in Europe. 
Apply now! Before 7 April 2021.


The focus of this summer school is on how the next generation of researchers can reclaim the role of the expert and convince people (including the suspicious and the cynical) as to the value of expertise and thus of research and researchers.

In the LERU Doctoral Summer School 2021 participants each day of the Summer School will have a keynote lecture by an ‘expert’ speaker, group discussions about the issues raised and also a cultural event, including meeting with significant Irish politicians and other policy makers. The theme for the summer school is Reasserting the Value of the Expert; The role of Doctoral Research and Researchers in Promoting the Importance of the ‘Expert’ in Europe. Application deadline is 7 April 2021.

Learn more.

Try Global Newsstream!

Latest from the LUSEM Library: The Global Newsstream, a database for news, was made available in January 2021.

Global Newsstream provides worldwide news. Major international newspapers such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, the New York Times, The Times and Die Welt are included. Read more

Time to sign up for Courses in teaching and learning in higher education for autumn 2021

Courses in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Högskolepedagogik) are a prioritised area of development for LUSEM. Continuous development in this field is important both for new and more experienced teachers.

The majority of courses in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education are provided by the Division for Higher Education Development (Avdelningen för högskolepedagogisk utveckling).

The courses of AHU are open for all who teach or supervise students at Lund university: new teachers, experienced teachers, doctoral supervisors, professors, doctoral students, librarians etc.

Soon it's time to sign up for courses running autumn 2021! Learn more 

Present your research in LU’s digital stand programme at the 2021 Gothenburg Book Fair

For the tenth consecutive year, LU is to contribute with a well-filled programme to the Book Fair which will be held in September as a hybrid event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. LU will take part in the same way as last year – with a digital stand programme which will be recorded in mid-September in Lund.

The discussions will be published on the University’s YouTube channel and disseminated via our exhibitor profile on the Book Fair’s website, as well as via our own website etc.

Planning for the stand programme has now started and we are looking for researchers interested in talking about their latest research. Each researcher has around 15-20 minutes at their disposal and the presentation is set up as a discussion with a moderator, based in most cases on a current book that the researcher has published in the last three years. 

Do you want to be part of LU’s digital stand programme and present your research at this year’s Book Fair? If so, we need your proposal no later than 22 March, specifying your subject, book title and contact details. Send your proposal to 

The Book Fair working group will then contact the researchers who will be presented at this year’s Book Fair.

The discussions from last year’s event are available on the University’s YouTube channel as well as on the Book Fair’s Soundcloud channel which you can find via (in Swedish).

NUAS webinar: Experiences from a Corona adapted study start

In this webinar experiences of the Corona adapted study start will be presented from the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities and from SLU (The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). 18 March 2021, 13:00–14:45. Sign-up link

New employee at Lund University?

Sign up for the Welcome Day for new Employees 16 April!

Get to know your new workplace! During the digital Welcome Day for New Employees you will get an insight into both vision, organisation and research – all to give you a feeling of the different parts that make up our university.
The event is streamed live, register through Kompetensportalen.
Date: 16 April, Time: 13:00-15:00

Invitation: Seminar about open access to research data

Welcome to the seminar Open access to research data - challenges and opportunities Tuesday 27 April, 2021 at 13-15 via Zoom.

Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund (SUHF), Sveriges universitetslärare och forskare (SULF) and Vetenskapsrådet (VR) invite you to a webinar on open access to research data.

The purpose of the seminar is to, based on the practical work with open access to research data, discuss challenges and opportunities for researchers and universities with the transition to open access and increase knowledge of what open access to research data means.

The target group for the seminar is university management, university lawyers, library employees, research funders, university teachers and researchers, union representatives and others who are affected by open access.

Open science aims to make the scientific process more open and inclusive. The goal in the research policy bill (2016) regarding the transition to open access to research data is that it should be fully implemented by 2026. Open access to research data creates increased opportunities for the use of research results, both within and outside the research community. It benefits both research and a knowledge-intensive society.

Learn more and sign up


Apply for a Theme at the Pufendorf IAS

Researchers at Lund University are now invited to apply for the opportunity to establish a theme at the Pufendorf Institute starting in the spring of 2022.

The Pufendorf IAS support interdisciplinary teamwork. A theme is to revolve around a current research issue, which can only be solved through knowledge from several disciplines in collaboration.

Researchers at Lund University are now invited to apply for the opportunity to establish a theme at the Pufendorf Institute starting in the spring of 2022. The application must be received by the institute no later than September 14th, 2021.The decision will be made on November 24th.

Since the beginning, the Pufendorf IAS has called for themes once a year. This year is different; they will now make an additional call for Themes 2022. The regular autumn call will be made as usual in September.

To establish an Advanced Study Group, an ASG, an open call with two admissions per year apply. To be accepted as an ASG with start in autumn of 2021, deadline for applications is May 15th. Deadline for applications  to start an ASG in spring of 2022, is November 10th.

Read more about the call for applications at the Pufendorf Institute web page
Read more about the open call for ASGs
About the Pufendorf Institute

LUplay is on its way out – Studio stays on!

The video platform LUplay (Kaltura) will be closed down permanently 31 May. For the same purposes you can continue to use the tool Studio in Canvas.

The video platform LUplay (Kaltura) will be closed down permanently 31 May (except at the Faculty of Law). LUplay is replaced by Studio. Studio is already widely used at LU, and fully integrated in Canvas LMS. Studio is available for everyone at LU, even if you do not use Canvas as an LMS.

The huge advantage with Studio is the accessibility aspect; Studio has an automatic captioning function that works fine and creates subtitles that are 85% correct.

Read more about Studio at Teaching and Learning online.
Learn more at LU Staff Pages

Free webinars hosted by AACSB

Learn, Connect, Grow! Gain Knowledge From Three Free Webinars!

AACSB International (AACSB) is a global nonprofit association, connecting educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. For example they offer interesting seminars about leadership and professional development. 

Learn more and register



The Marie S Curie programme: Webinars and workshops 

Welcome to interesting doctoral network and postdoctoral fellowships webinars and workshops during spring 2021!

MSCA Doctoral Network webinar 2 March 

The MSCA Doctoral Networks aim to train creative, entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient doctoral candidates, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. 

Time & tool: 2 March 13-14.30 via Zoom.
The webinar will beheld in English.
Speaker: Erik Litborn, Swedish National Contact Point, Vinnova
Host: Research Services, Lunds universitet
Aim: The webinar aims to give an overview of the programme and the novelties in the call 2021 and the planning and writing of the proposal. The Research Services will present the support available for applicants at Lunds universitet.
Participation: The webinar is open to all who have an interest in the MSCA Doctoral Networks. We encourage all planning to coordinate an application or apply as a partner of a consortium planning to participate in the webinar.
Registration: No later than 23 February via this link.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships webinar 17 March

Marie S. Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships are 2-year fellowships for researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. Applications are made jointly by the researcher and the host institution.
Time & tool: 17 March at 13-14.30 via Zoom. The webinar will be held in English
Speaker: Erik Litborn, Swedish National Contact Point, Vinnova
Host: Research Services, Lunds universitet
Aim: The webinar aims to give an overview of the programme and the novelties in the call 2021 and the planning and writing of the proposal. The Research Services will present the support available for applicants with Lund University as the host organisation.
Participation: The webinar is open to all who have an interest in the MSCA Fellowship programme. We encourage all fellows planning to apply to participate in the webinar, both fellows who will apply with Lund University as host and their supervisors, and fellows who will apply for an MSCA fellowship somewhere else.
Registration: No later than 10 March via this link

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships workshop 18 and 20 May (two parts)

Marie S. Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships are 2-year fellowships for researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility. Applications are made jointly by the researcher and the host institution.
Participation: The webinar is intended for fellows who plan to apply with Lund University as host and already have a project idea and contact with a supervisor at LU. Supervisors are also welcome to participate.
Aim: You will receive practical tips on how to write a competitive MSCA PF proposal. At the end of the two webinars, you will understand what to write under each of the headings and sub-headings in the proposal documents, and how the EC evaluator will assess each section. In between the two webinars, you will write a one page proposal, briefly describing your project.
Registration: No later than 4 May via this link

MSCA Doctoral Networks

A workshop is planned in June 2021, for researchers who are going to apply for a doctoral network. More information will come later this spring.
Keep updated on Research Services’ webinars, workshops, latest news, and contact details to our staff on research funding on our blogg

Mentimeter and Padlet!

Good news for the LUSEM Staff! Now we have licenses for both Mentimeter and Padlet at Lund University. Mentimeter is a very popular tool that can be used for evaluations and voting. Padlet is used as an online note board for communication, interaction and cooperation. 

Learn more about Mentimeter in this article with tips and advice as well as information on how to log in to get full access: Mentimeter at

There is also two workshop opportunities for Mentimeter, a basic course on 12 February and a continuation course on 16 February: More info about these courses

Learn more about Padlet in this article including information on how to log in: Padlet at (English version will be available in the next few days).

Please pay attention: Very high staff mobile phone bills 

Important information regarding mobile telephony from NETinfo, LDC:

Now in covid times with changed usage patterns as a result, we have received reports of some very high mobile phone bills.

In LU's operator agreement with Tele2, a flat rate has been procured for mobile subscriptions with the subscription form mobile connection, ie a fixed traffic fee for calls within Sweden. To avoid high costs, LU advises everyone who has an independent mobile subscription to change the subscription form to a mobile extension. It is also recommended to review the amount of surfing on mobile subscriptions. In current times, it may be necessary to increase the amount of surfing on mobile subscriptions. Buying extra surf is costly, order an increase in the fixed monthly amount of surf instead.
To change the subscription form, contact LU Servicedesk. Remember to state what you want help with and which cost center and activity the subscription should charge.

NETinfo, LDC

Contact LDC Servicedesk

Scholars at Risk and Academic Freedom – four webinars spring 2021

Attacks on university staff and students occur with alarming frequency around the world. State and non-state actors perform these attacks, which not only hurt individuals and institutions but also undermines the integrity of higher educational systems. They shrink the space to think, question and share ideas.

Lund University is engaged in defending academic freedom and protecting vulnerable researchers through the membership in the Scholars at Risk network. 
The first webinar – What is Scholars at Risk and how to get involved? – will describe what Scholars at Risk is and how Lund University is engaged. It will take place on 2 February at 12-13 and all staff members at LU are welcome to attend.
The following three webinars are planned for:
17 March 12:00-13:00 – Meet SAR Scholars at Lund University (for staff and students at LU).
14 April 12:00-13:00 – Presentation of Academic Freedom Index (for LU staff).
19 May 19:00 – Protecting student expression globally – a roundtable discussion (mainly for students, but also staff at LU).
More information about Scholars at Risk in general, the webinars in particular and a link to registration can be found at LU Staff Pages


Last chance to participate in the online career programmes

Last chance (at least for some time) to participate in online career programmes given by LU is sponsoring the programme centrally.

The extraordinary circumstances we all find ourselves in make it more important than ever that early-stage researchers plan carefully, act strategically and are highly proactive when it comes to pursuing their careers. Participation in our online career programmes can lead to individual solid career plan and adding substance to future staff appraisal. The programmes are free of charge and in English. 

  • Postdocs (including researchers, research engineers, anyone with a PhD but not yet tenure) register your interest no later than 8 March 2021 here.
  • Doctoral students register your interest no later than 1 April 2021 here.

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