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February 7th 2019

From the management

The management group have continued the discussions about a strategy for CEC in 10 years, which will be further discussed in the CEC Board, in the Collegium and with all staff in April. Please reserve April 26. Also the ongoing preparations for the evaluations of the educations were discussed in the management group.

There are some changes in the composition of the management group. Hanna Holm will be on leave for six months from her position as the communications manager at CEC, starting on April 1. She will try a new position at Sweden's national center for education and research on public transport, K2. A substitute will be hired in the meantime. Anna Ekberg is a new member of the Management group, with the responsibility to coordinate the Sustainability Forum and research schools with the rest of CEC.


We warmly welcome Johan Kjellberg Jensen as a new PhD students in Environmental Science. Johan’s project is on Impact of Urbanisation on Organismal Health and Biodiversity, his supervisor is Caroline Isaksson at Biology, and he will have his office there.

CEC is in an expansion phase, and we’re hiring a lot at the moment, please spread the word by sharing this link:

Postdoc on benefits from urban nature-based solutions, closing date 2019-02-14

Administrator, closing date 2019-02-15

Researcher on Climate costs of boreal forest clear-cutting, closing 2019-02-17

Postdoc on Climate costs of boreal forest clear-cutting, closing 2019-02-17

Communicator, closing date 2019-02-19

Project leader information campaign ICOS, closing date 2019-02-19

Postdoc in Environmental Science and Aquatic Ecology, closing date 2019-02-26


CECs Friday breakfast fika is served from 9:30 to 10:15 in the CEC lunch room.

Tomorrow Friday February 8 at 15:00 there is a fare well fika for Hampus Nilsson who has decided to end his phd studies, please join in the CEC lunch room.

On February 14 a series of CEC Fellows seminars on concepts starts with What are the political scientists talking about? Governance as research concept, by Åsa Knaggård and colleagues from political science. Read more and register here before Feb 8th.

Save the date April 26 for a CEC Staff day where you can participate in discussions on the strategy for CEC in 10 years. More information will come.

The salary system, illness, sick children etc

Salary, Statens servicecenter (SSC)

SSC Primula is the payroll system used by Lund University: In Primula you carry out many tasks relating to your employment, including applying for annual leave, viewing your salary statements, reporting secondary employment, submitting a declaration of illness, changing addresses and registration of travel bills and expenses.

When you are on parental leave and receiving parental benefit from Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency), you can be entitled to a parental benefit supplement from your employer. To receive this, you are to attach your statement from Försäkringskassan specifying the parental benefits paid out to you through SSC Primula – My page – Compensations/fees.

In SSC Portalen you can hand in your tax certificate (A-skattsedel), require an employment’s certificate and income statement to Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency), as well as ask questions about your salary. If you work concentrated part-time (you work less than five days a week), you send in a schedule of your working-time through SSC Portalen. 

Illness and VAB (Caring for a sick child)

Notify your line manager or Karin Hofvendahl immediately when you are ill or on leave to care for a sick child. You also have report your absence in SSC Primula Here you can read more about sick leave. More information could also be found on CECs Staff pages.

About CEC on the web

Well managed forests can limit climate change. Read more about research measuring the flow of greenhouse gases between the vegetation and the atmosphere in the Norunda forest.

Education program linked to the Agenda 2030. In tough competition, CEC has contracted a new training program on Sustainable Inclusive and Climate Resilient Cities, which will be developed and implemented in 2019. Read more about the new education program (in Swedish).

Call for applications to graduate school

Call for applications to ClimBEco graduate research school 2019-2021 is now open. The Research School is open to those who are already enrolled as PhD students. Deadline for applications: 30 April. More information here.

About the newsletter

The CEC newsletter is sent to employees and those that are associated with CEC. The newsletter is sent out on Thursdays every second week. If you have anything you would like to add to the newsletter, please send your information to Karin Hofvendahl, no later than Monday the same week.

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund