Welcome to the department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science. We are glad you are here! Below is some useful information for your studies here.
Arriving to Lund
The covid-19 situation 2021
In the autumn of 2021, teaching will be affected by the pandemic, at least to some extent. We follow the regulations as stated by the authorities.
The corona pandemic means that physical encounters on the premises are limited. The teaching will be carried out both digitally and on the university's premises. For campus teaching, the Swedish Public Health Agency's regulations, general advice and recommendations must be followed. Physical collections should include as few people as possible.
We have a lot of excursions on our courses and we try to conduct them as far as possible in Lund and the surrounding area, in accordance with current recommendations. Your course coordinator will inform you about what applies to your course.
Further, specific regulations for our department have been defined and must be followed by all all people in our buildings.
FAQs covid-19 and studies at LU
Information about registration, email and other practical things
All you need to know for your arrival in Lund is gathered at the International desk webpage for new students. It is about email accounts, what to bring, registration, transportation in Lund, social life and all important things that you need to know to get started.
At our department
The introductory meeting is important
It is a requirement that you attend the introductory meeting and the call if you have been admitted to an education. This allows you to keep your place on the course. If you can't come, you must say until I advance. Registration takes place in conjunction with the introductory meeting.
Student on the Bachelor Programme
The first autumn semester starts with the course “An Introduction to the Global Environment (code NGEA01)”, followed by “Theories and Methods of Physical Geography (NGEA07)”. Note that these courses include excursions and significant field components that requires physical presence in Lund. In the autumn semester 2020, all field activities will be conducted within biking range from the university and with respect to the recommendations from the health authorities.
Student on Master Programmes
For Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, as well as Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles (Geomatics see below); the autumn starts with “Greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles (NGEN14)” followed by “Climate Change and its Impacts on the Environment (NGEN01)”. Note that these courses include excursions and significant field components that requires physical presence in Lund. In the autumn semester 2020, all field activities will be conducted within biking range from the university and with due respect of recommendations from the health authorities.
For Geomatics master students there are two alternative paths, depending on your background in GIS. The Geomatics programme is Internet based distance learning while the Corona virus regulations are in place. You need Internet access and a PC. If you are using Mac, please contact the course coordinators for details (for Mac-owners we may arrange remote access to our computer labs). If you are present in Lund, some meeting activities will be arranged.
Find the class rooms and labs
There are two builidings where you will have lectures and labs, which may be confusing.
The student administration office
Eva and Yvonne at the student administration office are happy to help you with for example
- registering documents and grades into LADOK,
- room bookings,
- sale of compendiums and more
You'll find us on the third floor, Geocentre II, Sölvegatan 12, Lund.
Student health councelling at LU
Student health centre will help you with issues that affect your ability to study. For example stress, anxiety, depression or academic difficulties.