News about LU@ScienceVillage
The descriptions form the basis of a local programme that will be presented to the University Board in December 2020. The project group has had several digital meetings including ones with the new CEO of SVS AB, Christian Lindfors, and the newly appointed coordinator for ESS and MAX IV – Mikaela Rapp. On 8 June, a workshop was held with the architecture firm, Jais Arkitekter, to review, together with the directly involved divisions and departments, the shared spaces such as laboratories, reception, library and other possible communal premises.
The possibilities for establishing first and second cycle education at Science Village (SV) has been another of the main issues for the project group. Student representatives from the student unions has been one of several important target groups in the work of producing a risk analysis for how student life may be affected. At the Faculty of Science, a working group has looked at the scope of first and second cycle education at Science Village and the project group has drawn up a memorandum with proposals for approval.
On the basis of this, the University Board decided on 12 June that:
- first and second cycle education is to be conducted at SV,
- detailed planning and design of first and second cycle education at Science Village is delegated to the faculties involved and
- the faculties involved are to present a report annually at the Board’s December meeting concerning how work on establishing first and second cycle education at SV is proceeding.
The project group’s conclusion is that most students will have education placed at SV and in the current university area after an establishment by Lund University at SV. In complete alignment with the University’s policy documents, education and research are to be closely intertwined at Lund University. First and second cycle education should therefore be an integral part of the establishment at SV.