Tuesday, 17 January 2012


When I first started blogging, it seems impossible to stop. which might be a good and a bad thing, you chose. I was reading this article last week, in the University Post, about how much time a regular student spends on different activities during the day. they had one diagram for Danish students, one for exchangestudents and one for international full-degree students. I am in that last category, I suppose. I cant remember how many hours we typically spent on the web, but I found myself fitting very well in. Skyping, facebooking, writing emails, checking newspapers for news from home, Its true that I do use a lot of time on this. And still I actually feel like I want to spend more time on it, because there are people I would like to communicate with more often. maybe spending less time checking random things on facebook and more time writing emails and postcards would be time well spent.

The book for todays reading is called "Som dig selv-en indføring i etik", and is a Danish book about ethics. I am writing my exampaper next week, about modern Christianity (modern as in after 1200) and my chosen literature has do with ethics, Luther and free will. I will get the spesific topic/question on monday, and have until friday to do something productive about it. Like writing 8-10pages which is supposed to make some kind of sense. Sooo, I guess I better start with todays reading. See you around!
                                          a very seriously working RRE-student

reflections from Hilde, sunday the 15.of January. also posted on my blog

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

How to apply for Lund University.

Happy New Year!
This year starts by introducing you about how to apply for RRE in Lund University, Sweden. Lund is a middle-sized town in the south of Sweden, close to Malmø and the Øresunds-bridge over to Denmark. Us in the second cycle went to Lund in March 2011 for a three days compact seminar. Lund is an old university city and has a lot of students, many of them from different countries of the world. an active city, and easy to get around. I have added some pics to Henrik`s text, from our Lundseminar.
by: Hilde Ekroll

Religious Roots of Europe at Lund University

The Religious Roots of Europe master programme is run by six Nordic universities in close cooperation, and you can apply to the programme at each of these universities. The application period for the Religious Roots of Europe master programme at Lund University is open between 17 October, 2011 and 16 January, 2012. Just like at the other universities, at least six students will be admitted in Lund for studies starting fall 2012.

At Lund University - which is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities - The Religious Roots of Europe master programme is offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies. The department is the largest within the field of Humanities and Theology at the university with courses offered in History of Religions, Human Rights, Islamology, Religious Studies and Theology, leading to different kinds of Bachelor's and Master's degrees. There are also different programmes for PhD studies. The research activities at the department are pursued in different subjects with internationally recognized research in several areas, including Early Christian studies, Judaism and Islam. Research is particularly strong in New Testament studies, Early Christian studies and Church History.

 CTR- center for teologi och religion/center for theology and religion

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the programme you need to have:

  1. A bachelor's degree with a major in theology, the study of religion, classical philology, classical archaeology, history or the equivalent;

  2. A minimum of 20 ECTS credits in either one or two of the following ancient languages: Greek, Latin, Hebrew or Arabic;

  3. English B (advanced) language proficiency.

How to apply?

In general, all students wishing to study on Master's level at Lund University must apply online, using the national University Admissions in Sweden website at https://www.antagning.se/intl/start. This website will provide you with further information about how to apply and what kind of documents you need to submit. But if you have any questions about how to use this website or how to apply, please feel free to contact our coordinator (see below).

Fees and scholarships

If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, there are tuition fees for studying at Swedish universities. But for EU/EEA citizens, there are no such fees. You will find more information about the tuition fees at http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24725&lukas_id=HARRE&overview=fees. There are also several possibilities to apply for scholarships at Lund University, but you need to make a separate application. For scholarships and their application periods, see http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24725&lukas_id=HARRE&overview=scholarships, and follow the suggested links.


If you have any questions about studying at Lund University, please contact the programme coordinator at Lund University, Henrik Rydell Johnsén (henrik.johnsen@teol.lu.se), or take a closer look at our programme website at http://www2.teol.lu.se/rre/, or at http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24725&lukas_id=HARRE&overview=programme.

written by Henrik Rydell Johnsen. Picture copyrights: Lund University and Tanya Mylova