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Not goodbye, but until next time

Gårdsmusikanter from Old Linköping performing at Rector's reception

Gårdsmusikanter from Old Linköping performing at Rector's reception

Yesterday it was time for the second Rector’s reception for master’s students, providing an opportunity to celebrate having completed their master’s degree. Close to a hundred people attended, an increase compared to last year, and those who were there listened to Rector Mille Millnert, Helena Iacobaeus, International master’s coordinator and Karin Gibson, International alumni coordinator wish them well in the future. The musical entertainment was provided by Gårdsmusikanterna from Old Linköping, much appreciated and much photographed by the students.

Mille Millnert emphasized the importance of giving the students a graduation day where their hard work and achievements over the past year or two is recognized and celebrated. “It is really important that the university is part of celebrating all the students’ efforts and I hope this will become an even bigger and more high profile event in the future.”

In his speech he reiterated that gaining a degree from LiU should not be easy but it should also be fun and rewarding. These high expectations and high ambitions should result in making a degree from Linköping University internationally respected. He concluded by expressing his wish that students look back at their time at LiU with fond memories and hoped they would stay in touch. In other words, this is not good bye but until next time.

Karin Gibson told the gathered audience more about LiU’s alumni network, a great way of keeping in touch with your old class-mates and also to create new networks among other alumni.

Natalia from Russia, Andra from Romania and Mariana from Macedonia enjoyed the event and the traditional Swedish strawberry cream cake. “Now that we’ve reached the end and reflected over our time here we have only good memories, it has been a great experience”, said Andra. And Mariana said a reunion was already being planned with the whole class.

Atemkeng from Cameroon also enjoyed what he called a “unique occasion” and made sure he captured his fellow students on camera with the Rector.

Therese Winder 2010-06-16

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Last updated: 2010-06-22