Yet another year of Linnaeus University Summer Academy has now come to an end. During five weeks, students and teachers from all over the world have gathered to exchange knowledge in an international summer environment.
Today, August 15, it was time for this year’s students at Linnaeus University Summer Academy to attend the closing ceremony. 194 registered students from 29 different countries and regions have completed five weeks of full-time studies on one of the ten courses that were offered this year. In addition to our own lecturers, there were also international guest lecturers and lectures by representatives from companies and organisations. Thus, Linnaeus University Summer Academy once again offered a multicultural environment filled with knowledge.
The open lectures were, as usual, well-visited by students. This year’s guests were Linda Camara from Tengbom architecture firm; Malcolm Dixelius, journalist and Russia expert; and Lena Ek, chairman of Södra and former environmental minister of Sweden. During the courses, excursions, study visits, and different types of fieldwork was arranged. Just like previous years, a number of extra workshops and excursions were arranged during the weekends.
“The students have gotten a very positive impression of Linnaeus University. Now, they are all heading back to their respective home countries with new knowledge, great memories, enriching reflections, and new friends. For many, Linnaeus University will be a possible option for future studies. The Swedish students who took part in this year’s Summer Academy experienced very distinctly that they were part of an international arena at home, which made it so much more than ‘just a course’”, says Anneli Andersson, operational manager for Linnaeus University Summer Academy.