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June 13th 2019

From the management

CEC has decided to start a CEC Post Doc Academy for postdocs and junior researchers at CEC. The purpose is to provide training for personal and research skills but also to increase the networking among the CEC postdocs/junior researchers. The Academy will consist of networking activities for the group as well as courses on for example personal development, scientific writing, grant applications, project management and teaching skills. There will be possibilities for funding for participation in courses. More information will be send out to the ones involved in the autumn.

We hope to see you tomorrow at the Staff meeting when feedback from the survey of the work environment at CEC will be presented.

A reminder: the RQ20 and LUCRIS deadline is approaching (June 30) for the research output from 2014-2018. Please note that research output in LUCRIS is scientific publications, but also reports, debate articles, book chapters, policy briefs etc. For more info see mail sent out separately, or contact Lina Nikoleris before June 26.

If you have employees submitting time reports, for example field assistants, make sure they submit their time report no later than July 3rd for the salary to be paid in August.

On August 26 the Café in the Ecology Building will finally re-open, with an Italian style. There will be Italian coffee, salads and other small servings.

During the summer there is no fika, milk, fruit, kitchen responsible, and the doors to the Ecology Building will be locked from midsummer until August 19. For info on who is on duty from the management and administration, see the list outside the room of Karin Hofvendahl.

Since this is the last issue before the summer break, we would like to wish you all a pleasant Summer!


We warmly welcome the following new persons to CEC:

Postdoc Chiara Cortinovis, who will work on a project on mapping benefits from urban nature-based solutions. Her host is Katarina Hedlund, and she will share office with Deniz Koka and Mikael Pontarp.

Postdoc Abdulhakim (Hakim) Abdi, who will work on a project on the role of seasonal drought on CO2 uptake in African savannas. He will start working in Copenhagen University, and will be at CEC from time to time. His host is Johan Ekroos.

We’re hiring, please spread the word
Doctoral Student position in Environmental Science with focus on land use for a sustainable future, within the Agenda 2030 graduate school
Closing date for application 2019-08-18


CECs Friday breakfast fika is served from 9:30 to 10:15 in the CEC lunch room and most Fridays a presentation starts at 10:15. Tomorrow Friday June 14th, the last fika and seminar of the semester is a Staff meeting when feedback from the survey of the work environment at CEC will be presented, and there will be an election of the Health and safety representative. Read more here.

The first Friday seminar in the autumn semester is on August 23rd, when Åsa Thormählen from Human Recourses at LU will talk about Career development for academic staff.

Apply for vacation or other leave in Primula

The following regards pdh students, researchers, administrative and technical staff employed at CEC.

If you are planning to have vacation this summer you have to apply in Primula no later than June 20th. This is also the case if you are planning on having other leave of absence (parental leave etc) ). All leave has to be approved in advance by your supervisor/manager, and please write that as a comment in Primula to let the person who approves know. You have to take at least 20 of the annual leave days during the year, and you can only accumulate a maximum of 30 saved days including saved days from previous years.

CEC in media

To read the full newspaper articles for free, search in the Media Archive available via the LU Library portal here.

Air pollution in our cities
Erik Swietlicki has been interviewed in Expressen TV (broadcast) about air pollution, globally and in Sweden, and how it affects us. Watch and listen here (in Swedish).

Carbon Ruins goes to Almedalen
Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson, communication officer at Sustainability Forum, was interviewed in Miljö & Utveckling about the exhibition Carbon Ruins that will be shown during Almedalsveckan at Gotland, where a lot of politicians meet, in July. Read more here.

Animal agriculture and climate change
Markku Rummukainen has been interviewed on local radio (P4 Östergötland) on how meat production and animal husbandry affect the climate. Listen (in Swedish) here.

How dangerous is glyphosate?
Lina Herbertsson has been interviewed in the newspaper Syre about a new research project where she studies how glyphosate effects bees. Read more here.

Have you too participated in radio or tv?
Please send an e-mail to Anna Maria Erling and tell her. The University’s service for media monitoring works bad when it comes to radio and tv and we would like to have a good overview of media participation at the CEC’s website.

Save the date

During the Culture Night in Lund on 21 September CEC organizes a birdhouse exhibition together with primary and secondary school students. The birdhouses can be built at home, in youth recreation centers of the school or at the Vattenhallen Science Center in Lund. Register for the exhibition no later than 1 September. More information about the registration and tips for the birdhouse building in CEC’s calendar.

During a week this autumn, 14-20 October, Lund University will highlight urgent and crucial issues during a University’s Future Week on the theme of Transitions – Which do we have to make? Which do we want to make? And which would we rather avoid? Through lectures, debates, round table discussions, art and culture, the researchers will invite discussion on major future issues. CEC researchers will participate during The Future Week – among other things the program offers a show about how we make decisions in uncertain conditions. The week rounds off with an event that gives you the chance to put questions about the future to our panel of researchers. The University’s Future Week will be an annual event, with different themes each year. For more information, read here (brief in English) and here (more in Swedish). (The program will be regularly updated.)

For the fourth year running, Sustainability Forum invites you to Sustainability Week on 20-26 April 2020. This time the theme is World Exhibition. In 1907, Lund hosted the Lund Exhibition – showcasing the society of the future, and 112 years later it is once again time for Lund to show what a sustainable future might look like. More info to come after summer but save the date and get in touch with Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson if you have any ideas!

Follow the project blog for RQ20

The new major research evaluation of Lund University (RQ20) is now underway. It is based on self-evaluations and will cover approximately 5 000 employees. Follow the progress on the project’s blog

Welcome day for new employees

All new employees at Lund University are invited to the Welcome Day for new employees. There is on day in English on October 16th, and in Swedish on October 2nd. Here, the University will be presented – vision, organization and activities. Read more and register at Kompetensportalen.

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 Tuesday the same week. Next issue will be in mid-August.

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