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October 29th 2020

Covid-19 update

Due to the increasing spread of COVID 19 in Skåne, the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Skåne Regional Council have decided on new regulations and general advice for the region of Skåne. The new recommendations are applicable from now until 17 November 2020. No English version is currently available, but in short, they say that you should:

  • avoid commuting with public transport
  • avoid indoor activities if there is a risk of overcrowding
  • avoid socialising with persons other than those in your home or whom you meet every week
  • work from home when possible
  • avoid business trips and physical meetings at work

The full Swedish version of the new local regulations on Region Skånes web site

The University has due to this given the following clarification: At present, there is no reason to make changes to the university's current decisions and guidelines, but the importance of everyone applying to them cannot be overemphasized. Especially to avoid a new situation of only online teaching.

Lund University Staff pages information on Covid-19

How does this affect you as an employee at CEC? The same advice still applies. Stay home if you are ill, keep physical distance and wash your hands! Work from home to the extent that you and your line manager have agreed on. Avoid business trips, and if you have a business trip you consider necessary contact your line manager. Make sure that all meetings – small informal or medium-sized planned – are carried out in a way allowing good physical distance. If you have any questions on how to interpret the new regulations, please contact your line manager.

Welcome to the CEC Staff Day “CEC’s new mission”

The online morning activities during the CEC Staff Day on Thursday, 5 November will proceed as planned with a small extension of the program and an opportunity to end the morning and mingle with colleagues online. The afternoon outdoor activities are cancelled due to the new Covid-19 regulations from the Swedish Public Health Agency, more info above. Please have a look at the updated program and register before Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

The staff day takes place as a morning meeting online to discuss the new CEC mission - what do you need to contribute to CEC fulfilling the mission, and how can you contribute? Invited to the staff day are CEC employees, everyone with a workplace at CEC, PhD students in Environmental Science and members of the CEC collegium. Participation is mandatory for employees at CEC.

To capture the perspectives from all staff, the group discussion will take place in small groups in breakout rooms. The purpose of the group discussions is partly that all staff reflect from their own perspective, and partly that different perspectives are highlighted to the management, so that the management can capture how CEC can be developed and at the same time fulfil the new mission. It is optional which perspective you want to start from i.e. organisational, group, individual, teaching, research, collaboration, communication.

Henrik Smith and Per Persson will start the online meeting with a short overview of the new CEC mission from the Science Faculty.

Please register before Wednesday, 4 November 2020. We look forward to your participation!

Program and registration

Most welcome!

The management group


We warmly welcome Love Frykman and Lisa Lorenzi Wall as project assistants working with Johanna Alkan Olsson and Helena Hansson.

And it is time for two persons to move on; postdoc Chiara Cortinovis, leaving for a postdoc at Humboldt University of Berlin and Malin Sjöberg, who helped in adapting our web pages to compile with the accessibility regulations. We wish you both the best of luck!

We are hiring, please spread the word:

Researcher in Environmental Science at CEC, PA2020/3216 -
Last day to apply is 3 November 2020.

Changes in when you need a doctor’s certificates for illness

From 1 November 2020, the Swedish authorities and Lund University return to the previous rules for doctor’s certificates for illness. If you are ill for more than 7 calendar days, you must submit a copy of your doctor’s certificate to your line manager. Remember to always report illness from day 1 in Primula and to your line manager.

More information can be found in the Lund University Staff pages


CECs Friday breakfast talk is held in the group ‘CEC’ on Teams at 10:15. You should have received an invitation to the team “CEC“ – if not use this link to Teams or use the code: 293u3aw in the “Teams” panel to the left.

This week, there is no manager’s update or Friday talk scheduled due to the autumn school holidays, however next week on Friday, 6 November, Johanne Elde, Head of Communications at the Administration Office (Science) will give a talk on the NMT Days at Lund University. During a week in March each year, Lund University invites high school students and teachers to lectures and activities relating to topics on popular science. The purpose is to get students excited about science, medicine and engineering by informing them on up to date research. The NMT-days are organised by the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. 

More information in the CEC web calendar

More LU news

LU-gemensamt mejlutskick nr 33 2020 (PDF 669 kB, new tab)

LU-gemensamt mejutskick nr 34 2020 (PDF 365 kB, new tab)

The Act! Sustainable conference

16 to 20 November 2020 – The Act! Sustainable conference of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg. It is the equivalent of Lund University’s Sustainability Week and this year it is held online and open to the public.
More information and registration at

Do you or your colleagues want to learn more about Primula?

This autumn, the Statens Servicecenter (SSC) will arrange webinars on Primula for employees, managers, and other staff. The first webinar will be held on 18 November 2020 at 9.00-9.45 (last day for registration 16 November). As an employee you will get a review of the most common information that employees must report on and how to register leave and sick leave. The same webinar will also be held on 15 December 2020. Additional opportunities to attend webinars will be offered in 2021.

For more information and registration, see the calendar on the Statens Servicecenter's website at

Research collaboration – call for interest

The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies are calling out to all researchers at Lund University (all fields) who’s work include the Middle East. Please send your LU profile page to Communications Officer Maria Löfstedt

maria [dot] lofstedt [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se ()

Pictures and videos during your time at CEC – GDPR

During your time at CEC there will be pictures taken and videos shot at staff meetings etc. If you do not wish to appear in photos, videos etc. please notify Anna Maria Erling or Stina Johannesson.

anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se#_blank">anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se#_blank">stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

See more information about data protection on the Lund University website

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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.