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First student receives international certificate

At the graduation ceremony in the main university hall on 31 May, Alida Karlman received her BSc in Social Work, and, as the first student at the department, a Certificate of International Merit.
Alida Karlman holding up her Certificate of International Merits

Alida completed her work placement within the programme in the Cayman Islands, working at institutions which dealt with addiction and domestic abuse. She and Emma Jonerud, a fellow graduate, received a Minor Field Studies scholarship for traveling to Uganda and gathering material for her bachelor thesis "Young Children's Opportunities for Development and Attachment at an Orphanage in Uganda". As a third activity, at home in Lund, Alida attended International Cafés organized by the School of Social Work.

"I have always been interested in international issues and wanted to complete part of my education abroad, I knew that from the time I applied."

"I have already gotten my first job as a social worker. I start on Monday! In the future, I would like to continue with international social work in some way," said Alida.

The School of Social Work has introduced the CIM as a pilot project at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Hopefully more departments will follow.


The Certificate of International Merits is a certificate detailing the international activities that students have participated in during their study period. It is issued alongside the degree. The activities can have been carried out both at home and abroad. For example, they could have attended an international conference, been a mentor for a foreign student in Lund, or been a student in another country. The student must have participated in at least three such activities.


International coordinator
Ulrika Reichert
ulrika [dot] reichert [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 04 23

Senior lecturer
Helene Lahti Edmark
046-222 01 92
helene [dot] lahti_edmark [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

School of Social Work
Lund University
Visiting address: Bredgatan 13, Lund
Postal address: Box 23,  22100 Lund, Sweden
Telephone : 046-222 00 00 (switchboard) 
Telefax: 046-222 94 12

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