26 August 2013
Chemists welcome a record-sized year
New students 2013
On the first day of the 2013 academic year, Department Head Mikael Bols led a collective welcome for the Department's 82 incoming chemists starting their bachelor studies.
Speech focused on opportunities
As part of his welcome, Bols spoke of the many opportunities for chemistry students: the possibility of combining a programme with various fields within the natural sciences; the possibility of an exciting career; the possibility of taking part in important research within one of the Department's research sections.
Look for meetings across disciplines
Bols placed substantial emphasis on the fact that chemistry students will be sharing a facility with physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists and nano-technologists. The proximity was one that he urged students to take advantage of in their tackling of interdisciplinary challenges.
Cozy introduction for starters
Tradition has it that the introductory week student guides, the “rusvejleder”, arrange for a cozy morning during which new students are divided into smaller groups and invited to brunch with their now fellow students.
Celebrity was chemical mascot
To ensure that all felt welcome, the introductory week guides brought along a mascot, 'Kemi-Remee' based on a music producer known for his role in the Danish version of the audition show X-factor. Whether or not the artful cardboard cutout serve to evoke any chemistry X-factor during the introduction or in the class of '13 remains to be seen.