We met the students in small groups on campus. During these meetings, the students obtain practical information and they provide an opportunity for them to get to know each other.

Expectations and future plans for the students
First out on Monday were the students starting their bachelor's programs in physics, astronomy, meteorology, oceanography and climate physics, as well as the medical physics students. We started by separating the different program students and meeting them in smaller groups on campus. The students were given a tour of Albanova and we discussed why they have chosen their educations, what their expectations are and what they want to do when they have completed their education.
It was striking that physicists had chosen their programs because they have a fascination with the subject. Many of the students were interested in research. The medical physicists had also chosen their program because they are interested in mathematics and physics. These students had a very clear picture of what they want to do after their studies. We then continued with remote meetings on Wednesday and Thursday where the students could meet their teachers and representatives from other departments involved in the programs.

The Foundation year in natural science
On Tuesday, we had a remote introductory meeting with students following the Foundation year in natural science. Teachers from the different parts of the program presented themselves. Then on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon we invited our master's students and the exchange students to campus. Usually we arrange a joint meeting for these student groups, but now we chose to keep them separated. Unfortunately, the weather was not with us we could not play as much boules as in previous years. The master students were able to meet the program coordinators and received information about their educations. It is gratifying that we have many exchange students this year. It was interesting to hear why the exchange students have chosen to study at Stockholm University. Among other things, it is our range of courses, Sweden as a country and Stockholm as a city that attracts.

Prof. Åsa Larson
Director of Studies
Department of Physics
Stockholm University