Lund University School of Economics and Management might be good in many aspects, but a matter that students have been complaining about for a long, long time, is the lack of study places. At the moment, there are about 400 study places at LUSEM, but as the number of students is drastically higher, around 4000 at the moment, those who know their maths can easily figure out that there are only 1 study place for every 10th student at LUSEM. Many students at LUSEM have as a consequence of this problem tended to do their studies at other places, such as at the University Library or at Juridicum. So, how can this problem be solved?
This is of course not an easy problem due to the fact that there are not so much available space at EC, but luckily enough, we could have come one step closer to a solution. On Monday the 22nd of October, the school opened up new study places at ALFA, just 1 minute away from LUSEM. According to Jakob Bratthall Tideman, Vice President of LundaEkonomerna, is this something of great value for members of LundaEkonomerna and students at LUSEM.
‘’In a first step, 50 new study places have been opened up this monday in the old Asian library at ALFA’’, Jakob says. He also adds that during the spring, 180 new places will hopefully be opened up where students can sit down and do their work. This means that the amount of study places dedicated for students at LUSEM will have an almost 60% increase during this academic year, from 400 places to 630 study places which of course is a large improvement we can all be happy about. Jakob also says that within the coming years, there is a possibility that we might see another large increase of study places.
This is of course something vital for students at LUSEM, and you might not need to search for places at EC3 any longer, or to see full group rooms when you walk in through the entrance to EC2. Personally, I am very happy over the fact that I won’t have to enter the library at EC and see all the study places in there occupied any longer. And as you can see on the picture attached here in the article, the new study places doesn’t look that bad, don’t they? The future is here, dear LundaEkonomer!