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1/6 13-16 Open House at the Science Village office

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Welcome to the first Open House at the Lund University’s Science Village office! We open our doors at IKDC on Wednesday 1 June between 1 pm and 4 pm. Come and check out what we do, have some “fika”, mingle and ask questions.

Everyone is welcome!

What: Open House at LU’s Science Village office
Where: Ingvar Kamprad Design Center (IKDC), Sölvegatan 26
When: Wednesday 1 June at 13: 00-16: 00 (drop-in)

May 19, 2022

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Summary of consultation responses

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From 16 February to 12 April, there was a consultation round for proposals for scenarios for Lund University’s establishment of chemistry and physics in Science Village. The summary of comments received is now available to read here on the blog.

Executive summary – summary of consultation responses – in English

Summary of consultation responses V2- full document in Swedish (with appendices 1, 3-5)

Appendix 2a – Group A (in Swedish)
Appendix 2b – Group B (in Swedish)

May 5, 2022

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Reading consultation responses and wishing you a Happy Easter!

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At the Science Village office we are excited to read all of the submitted consultation responses, and we will be working on making a consultation summary. But first, we wish you a Happy Easter!

Read more about the consultation round with deadline yesterday, April 12: Consultative procedure on scope proposals for establishment in Science Village

April 13, 2022

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Watch the recorded Morning talk from 5/4 about what’s going on in Brunnshög

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The recorded video of the February Morning Talk is now available with swedish end english captions. Note that the english translation is automatically generetad – a technology that we help develop by using it.

Go straight to the recorded video of the 5/4 Morning Talk

Instruction: watch with or without captions

  1. Click the following link to open the video player in a new tab in your browser: https://lu.instructuremedia.com/embed/6a890407-0dda-494e-990e-c51fb09dcbff
  2. Click on the gearwheal in the lower right corner of the screen to open “settings”. Click on “captions” and choose language. Please note that the english translation is automatically generated and may contain errors.
  3. The captions can now be turned on and off by clicking on the symbol for captions (in between the symbols for settings and volume).

More information about the content of the talk: Tuesday 5th of April. Morning talk at the Science Village office: what’s going on in Brunnshög

April 12, 2022

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Hello there, Charlotte von Brömssen at LU Estates!

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Lund University’s Science Village office welcomes Charlotte von Brömssen, newly hired project manager at LU Estates, with assignments towards Science Village in parallel with campus development. Charlotte will work closely with the Science Village office with the establishment of Lund University in Science Village.

Hi Charlotte, tell us about your work!
I am a project manager at LU Estates with assignments towards Science Village in parallel with campus development (50/50). So I will be very familiar with how the whole campus works, looking at different parts and and also how they work together as a whole. A perspective I think will be a benefit in the work with Science Village.

What did you do before you came to Lund University?
I’m an architect and I have worked in the private sector for 22 years. Especially with new production and house construction from scratch, ie the entire process from detailed development plans and investigations, to the development of finished houses. An example in Lund is the Posthornet district, which received Lund’s honorary award in urban development in 2019. I worked a lot with the flexibility of the house to cope with different types of tenants, including the Swedish Public Dental Care’s (Folktandvårdens) new knowledge center for oral health.

What attracted you to this job?
The settler spirit in combination with urban planning issues! After many years in the private sector, I was eager to try something new. At Lund University, I saw an opportunity to work at the interface between urban construction, house construction and design. To be able to continue working with houses, but also with building issues in a bigger context, through my assignments towards campus development and the establishment in Science Village.

What is important to keep in mind for Lund University when working with the establishment in Science Village?
We are still early in the construction process and right now it is important to collects the needs of the organisation. Here, the different parts must interact with the future whole. The different faculties and subjects need to think about how they want to develop together. Where do they meet? In what way do they want to collaborate? Then we have to make sure that there are opportunities to meet or “cross-fertilize” each other. I think it’s important to from the beginning think about how and where you can build in flexibility. It is good to start thinking about which labs make similar demands, how office environments can “respond to different needs” or be transformed to learning environments and how the future learning environments best combine tomorrow’s technology and wishes . But, the university will always have special premises that can’t be flexible, such as special laboratories. I am currently mapping needs and the areas of the premises and plan workshops on future work and learning environments.

Do you have any thoughts on what it will look like in Science Village when it’s done?
Right now it is important to focus at the needs of the premises before thinking about what it should look like. But one of my passions is to create aesthetic values! It’s important that the environment is beautiful and pleasant. What is beautiful is in the eye of the beholder, but there are some things that are more general. For example, to use a “nice scale”, proportions that the human body can relate to. And to think of things like how natural light can be reflected or filtered through greenery. My wish is that it will be a warm and welcoming environment.

Thank you Charlotte, we are very much looking forward to working with you!

April 4, 2022

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Tuesday 5th of April. Morning talk at the Science Village office: what’s going on in Brunnshög

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Welcome to our next Morning talk at the Lund University Science Village office! This time we look at the bigger picture and what’s going on in Brunnshög. We will be visited by Lund Municipality, the Cathedral of Lund, the Loop (Skanska) and Science Village Scandinavia AB.

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Today, March 23d, the first groundbreaking took place in central Science Village – Wihlborg’s innovation house Space is planned to be completed in 2023 and host offices and labs (read more at Space, Science Village – Lund — Wihlborgs). A lot is happening in both Science Village and Brunnshög as a whole. What’s going on right now? What will the area look like in the future? In the year 2023? 2026? 2042? Join us in an exciting talk with guests from Lund Municipality, the Cathedral of Lund, the Loop (Skanska) and Science Village Scandinavia AB

When: Tuesday April 5th 8:15-9:00
Where: Zoom
For whom: everyone who is interested
How: Register to the event and you will receive the meeting link by email

Morning talks at the Science Village office

The Science Village office will offer a series of talks with invited guests who address topics related to Lund University’s Science Village establishment but also campus development in general.

The LU Science Village office

The Lund University Science Village office’s mission is to offer support to the Faculty of Science and LTH to optimize their establishment in Science Village and at the same time support the new opportunities that will arise on the present day campus. The office opened on 1 July 2021 at the Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum (IKDC) and is headed by Professor Eva Åkesson, former Vice-Chancellor at Lund University and former Chancellor at Uppsala University. The office works to contribute to the university’s vision of environments in interaction, renewal of the university, increased research progress, increased interdisciplinary strength, new education programs, inspiring study environments – and a rich student life across the whole campus.

About the office

March 23, 2022

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Watch the recorded Morning Talk from 16/2 on scope proposals for the establishment

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The recorded video of the February Morning Talk is now available with swedish end english captions. Note that the english translation is automatically generetad – a technology that we help develop by using it.

Go straight to the recorded video of the 16/2 Morning Talk

Instruction: watch with or without captions

  1. Click the following link to open the video player in a new tab in your browser: https://lu.instructuremedia.com/embed/63235d8a-e498-47dc-a3fc-b557a8095976

  2. Click on the gearwheal in the lower right corner of the screen to open “settings”. Click on “captions” and choose language. Please note that the english translation is automatically generated and may contain errors.

  3. The captions can now be turned on and off by clicking on the symbol for captions (in between the symbols for settings and volume).

More information about the content of the talk: Wednesday February 16th. Morning talk at the Science Village office: scope proposals for LU’s establishment in Science Village (in Swedish)

March 2, 2022

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Consultative procedure on scope proposals for establishment in Science Village

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Scope proposals for establishment of chemistry and physics in Science Village have been sent for consultative procedure today.

2022-02-21 Memorandum information about the consultation procedure
2022-02-21 Consultation English version

Additional addressees
During the consultation period, everyone is welcome to contact the Science Village Office for further dialogue and to get a presentation of the scope proposals.

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February 17, 2022

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Wednesday February 16th. Morning talk at the Science Village office: scope proposals for LU’s establishment in Science Village (in Swedish)

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The Science Village office invites you to the first morning talk of the year. The conversation will focus on the proposals for scenarios and the phases of the establishment. The talk will be held in Swedish but you are welcome to submit your questions in English.

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The Science Village office is a joint office for LTH and the Faculty of Science, supporting Lund University’s establishment in Science Village. Guests this morning are the Science Village office’s own Faculty Coordinators, Charlotta Turner and Knut Deppert. The conversation is led by Eva Åkesson, Coordinator of the Science Village office. What is the process behind the proposed scenarios? What do we mean by phases? When does the construction process begin? What do we need to do right now?

Participators will be able to ask questions via the chat.

When: Wednesday February 16th 8: 00-9: 00
Where: Zoom
For whom: everyone who is interested
How: Register to the event and you will receive the meeting link by email

Read more: Scope proposals? Interview with the Faculty Coordinators – January 17 2022

Morning talks at the Science Village office

The Science Village office will offer a series of talks with invited guests who address topics related to Lund University’s Science Village establishment but also campus development in general.

The Science Village office

The Science Village office’s mission is to offer support to the Faculty of Science and LTH to optimize their establishment in Science Village and at the same time support the new opportunities that will arise on the present day campus. The office opened on 1 July 2021 at the Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum (IKDC) and is headed by Professor Eva Åkesson, former Vice-Chancellor at Lund University and former Chancellor at Uppsala University. The office works to contribute to the university’s vision of environments in interaction, renewal of the university, increased research progress, increased interdisciplinary strength, new education programs, inspiring study environments – and a rich student life across the whole campus.

About the office

February 1, 2022

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Scope proposals? Interview with the Faculty Coordinators

Hello Knut Deppert and “Lotta” Charlotta Turner, Faculty Coordinators assigned to support the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and the Faculty of Science with the establishment in Science Village. How is it going?

Lotta: Right now we are out and presenting various proposals on how to divide the establishment into phases.

Exciting! What does that mean?

Knut: We started by thinking about what a division into phases could look like. We came up with these clusters to start from and now we have some scenarios that we want feedback on. Do people understand our proposals? Are they relevant to this context? Will questions arise that suggest that one scenario would not work, or that one scenario would be better or worse than others?

Lotta: You have to remember that it’s a very complex job with a complex organization. There are several institutions involved – and many departments. There are so many facets that need to be considered.

Knut: We have a vision of a full-scale academic environment. And that means research environments, but also students and undergraduate education. We have support from the Group for Learning Environment, which has representatives from both physics and chemistry, including students.

How will you achieve that vision?

Lotta: We think we have to talk and listen to people, prioritizing communication. This is not something that one or two people can just decide on, we have to work on this together. And it’s an ongoing process. What we discuss now may make our vision for the next few years clearer, but the further ahead we think the more blurry it is. At the same time, it’s probably the process that is important. How we meet and communicate and where it takes us.

In the scenarios you present, you have started from a cluster division with departments. How did you come up with that?

Knut: We had to start somewhere and we started with what we know today. The current situation is the situation we start with. At the same time, we must try to see into the future. It’s hard to know “what would this mean in 30 years?” but we do our best.

Lotta: We have looked at scenarios as potential ways forward. One perspective was to take today’s departments and look at how they can fit together in clusters. For example, the Division of Atomic Physics, the Division of Combustion Physics and the Division og Chemical Physics make a possible clust They want to build a Lund Laser Center in Science Village. But, it is absolutely possible that we have imagined clusters that aren’t very good. That is why we must go out and listen to what researchers, teachers and students say.

Why use clusters at all?

Lotta: It’s not likely that everyone within in chemistry and physics could be established in Science Village at the same time. It may be better to do it step by step using phases. Then it’s important that we have clusters that describe who could enjoy sitting together and who could enjoy staying and be established in Science Village a little later. In the end, it may not be today’s research topics, departments and groupings that determines the scopes of the establishment, but it’s a proposal to work on with.

Knut: New ideas about using other perspectives may come up along the way and Lotta and I must be responsive and flexible.

Can you briefly describe the scope proposals, the different scenarios with phases of establishment?

Knut: We are proposing four different scenarios. The difference is how big they are in size, and who would be established in Science Village in which phase.

Lotta: It so happened that we call the scenarios “bites”. Reasonably big “bite sizes” of the university should be established in the various stages. In part, it has to do with costs. Moving everyone at once would, for example, mean an expensive and complicated construction process. But we include it as scenario 4, called “the Giga bite”.

Knut: The first scenario is called “Small bites”, after that is “Medium-sized bites” and the fourth scenario is called “the Giga bite”. The third scenario that no one really believes in would mean establishing first physics and then chemistry.

Lotta: But you never know! So we include that proposal as well.

So, what do you think? Are any of these scenarios more likely?

Knut: I think there will be some mixing in the end. A modification of one of our proposals.

Lotta: I think so too. If I should guess, I think the result will be something between “Small bites” and “Medium-sized bites”. But we don’t yet have figures on what everything means financially, why we shouldn’t guess too much. There are so many parameters! For example, it’s not certain it’s cheaper to stay in existing premises if they need to be renovated.

Knut: A complicated construction could also be what makes the result fantastic. Creating good synergy effects. We are not ruling anything out right now.

Lotta: It all depends on what we come up with during the process. We try to look at all possibilities and be like sponges that absorb all the information we receive.

What happens next? I understand you have a pretty ambitious schedule?

Knut: We have many meetings and conversations ahead of us. With the pandemic, we have had to switch to digital meetings. But the dialogues we’ve had so far have gone well and been constructive. Our thoughts don’t seem to be completely wrong. I’m optimistic!

Lotta: It will go at a furious pace, but I think that’s good. I think we are ready to move on to the next step. Let’s do this.

Thank you so much for the interview and good luck!

Linnea Mörth, Communications Officer at the Science Village office

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Plan for response to the Vice-Chancellor decision 2021-11-25
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Phases?

The picture below is a slide from Knut’s and Lotta’s PowerPoint, illustrating the approximate time frame for the different phases.

Time plan

To prepare for decisions needed in 2022, the following activities need to be implemented. The time plan may need to be adjusted as we now reset from physical meetings to digital.

January-February
Dialogue and interviews with the organization, students included

February
Risk assessments -Workshop

February-March
Referral Round

March
Report to the faculties before a decision

March
Faculty Presiding Committee

April
Approval by the boards of the Faculty of Science and LTH of the proposed phases, risk assessments, and a plan for financing increased local costs

May
Vice-Chancellor assesses the proposal in relation to the overall campus development

June
The 9-step construction process starts for phase 2


January 17, 2022

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A Christmas greeting from the project office

During the fall of 2021 two Faculty Coordinators, a Senior Advisor for strategic partnerships and a Communications Officer have all joined the Science Village Office.

Everyone are already busy at work, which will be more visible in spring when it’s time for the important strategic decision on the scope of stage 2, but also for how stage 3 and 4 might look.

A lot of things are happening at the same time. The other day, we at the Science Village office joined a group of research engingeers for a very interesting tour of Kemicentrum. We look forward to more meetings and visits to better contribute to the establishment in Science Village.

In 2022, a lot of focus will be on visits with the organization and to establish dialogue with key people. The Faculty Coordinators in particular have a very important assignment ahead.

Read more: The Science Village office welcomes newly appointed Faculty Coordinators

We are looking forward to all exciting things in 2022!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes from the Science Village Office


Standing from left to right: Karin Ulfsdotter Crépin, Senior Advisor for strategic partnerships; Carina Jarl, Senior Project Manager and Assisting Coordinator; Eva Åkesson, Professor and Project Coordinator; Charlotta Turner, Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Science; Cecilia Schubert, Communications Officer (on parental leave); Knut Deppert, Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering. Added to picture: Linnea Mörth, Substitute Communications Officer.
December 20, 2021

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Plan for response to the Vice-Chancellor decision

Decision by the Vice-Chancellor

Today, the Vice-Chancellor decided (V 2021/3292) to give LTH and the Faculty of Science the task of proposing which parts of the faculties are to be established within Science Village and which parts to be developed at Sölvegatan. LTH and the Faculty of Science will also propose a division into stages for the establishment within SV. A survey of the departments concerned shall be produced and an analysis of how research and education are affected by the development shall be made, including a risk and impact analysis and a plan for how increased premises costs shall be financed. Both mapping and analysis must be approved by the respective faculty board. In connection with the identification of which academic areas are to be established within SV, the Campus Development Office/LU Estates, together with the property owners and faculties concerned, shall investigate the impact and opportunities for the existing campus. We, at the SV-Office appreciate the decision of the Vice-Chancellor, it gives us a starting point for the work with the establishment in Science Village.

Action plan

The Science Village Office has developed an action plan for implementing the mapping for proposals for the scope of stage 2. The faculty coordinators, Knut Deppert and Charlotta Turner, have already begun the work to produce proposals for which relevant parts of the departments that the faculties will be given the opportunity to give feedback on.

Two meetings have initiated the process with an approach that can provide some perspective (see picture) regarding both the research and learning environment. The purpose is to gather information to analyze how research and education are affected by different proposals. The boards of School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science will receive the proposals in March/April. After their approval, the proposal will be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor. We look forward to the Vice-Chancellor decision on the establishment for stage 2 in May – if everything goes according to our action plan.

Lotta and Knut in action!

Background

The University Board decided in December 2018 that Lund University will start establishing parts of the faculties in Science Village (STYR2018/2003). The work 2019-2021 led to a draft “lokalprogram” that was presented to the University Board in April this year (STYR2021/1053), which included approximately 25,000 square meters of space and included the parts of the faculties that are relevant for establishment in Science Village. The exact scope of establishment needs to be clarified and The School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science finds a need to revise the “lokalprogram” and the establishment based on previous decisions.

November 30, 2021

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They will answer all questions about the establishment in Science Village

Eva Åkesson and Carina Jarl, Coordinator and Deputy Project Coordinator at the new Science Village office, located at Ingvar Kamprad Design Center. Photo: Jan Olsson

Originally published in Lunds universitets magasin (LUM) – in Swedish.

The university’s establishment in Science Village will be coordinated with the help of a new project office, coordinated by returnee Eva Åkesson, who recently left as Vice-Chancellor at Uppsala University.

The LTH and the Faculty of Science have together opened the office at Ingvar Kamprad Design Center, IKDC, on Sölvegatan. In the coming years, it is from here that the work with the establishment of the faculties in Science Village will be coordinated.

The office is open but not fully completed when LUM visits. Furniture will be brought in, workplaces will be fixed, computers and all technology are being put in place and two recruitments are on the doorstep.

Many questions

– This will be a meeting place for everyone who is curious and has questions, both those who are positive about the establishment and those who have concerns. It is noticeable that there is a pent-up need to talk about this, says Eva Åkesson, professor at the Department of Chemistry and with a past as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at LU.

Together with the Assistant Coordinator Carina Jarl, she will now ensure that the establishment takes place smoothly and step by step and that there is no duplication of work at the faculties. In five or six years, the move itself is expected to be fully completed.

Will develop the university

Both emphasize that in the end it is not just a matter of building one or more new houses and moving parts of the physical and chemical institutions from Sölvegatan to Science Village between MAX IV and ESS. Rather, it is about creating something completely new that develops the university that exists today, both in terms of research and undergraduate education. It is difficult to be more concrete than that, they say, because it is still unclear exactly which departments will be established in Science Village. It is clear, however, that those who are established in Science Village should not be divided in different places.

– Together with the faculties, we will create a cohesive environment for research and education and then of course the buildings will be important, but it is also about outdoor spaces. We still do not know if it will be best with one or more houses, says Eva Åkesson.

In a survey conducted in 2018, there were a lot of negative reactions to establishing parts of the two faculties in Science Village. Although there is still a concern among some, it is largely a passed stage, according to Carina Jarl.

– It is very noticeable. People see the potential in a completely different way. I definitely believe that the opportunities for collaborations and interdisciplinary projects will increase.

A shift towards Brunnshög

The establishment of LTH’s and the Faculty of Science’s in Science Village means a clear shift of the university’s activities to the Brunnshög area. MAX IV is already in place, the Medical Faculty’s animal house, CMU, is underway, as is Nanolab Science Village, and by 2023, ESS will be ready for use. And these are just a few examples.

There is an interest in other faculties too, but according to Carina Jarl, they want to wait and see what kind of intellectual environment is created in Science Village.

What could get more people to take the step and establish themselves in the area is if the new hospital is built in northeast Lund.

– Then it will be very interesting for, for example, the Faculty of Medicine.

Contact the office

Eva Åkesson, Coordinator
E-mail: eva.akesson(at)kilu.lu.se
Phone: +46 46 222 47 14

Carina Jarl, Senior Project Manager and Assisting Coordinator
E-mail: carina.jarl(at)kommunikation.lu.se
Phone: +46 46 222 03 35

Karin Ulfsdotter Crépin, Senior Advisor fundraising and strategic partnerships
E-mail: karin_ulfsdotter.crepin(at)lth.lu.se
Phone: +46 (0)706- 36 46 48

General office e-mail:
svkontoret(at)rektor.lu.se

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