The seven-hour difference between Singapore and Sweden is still haunting me, but I guess in a few days I will be back to normal again. Would it have been summer with long days and short nights, the jet lag would probably not have been as severe. But now it is winter, and the days are very short, thus there is not much of a daylight here in Stockholm.
Next week we will start sub-sampling some of the Myanmar sediment cores so that we can soon get an idea of the bottom age, i.e. how old the oldest sediments are. Much of the work on these cores will however hopefully be done by master students from Myanmar. We just need to find two students who would like to come here for some months next year, who would like to work on the sediment cores and who speak English well.
Today I got good news from our International Office telling me that the agreement between Stockholm University and Chulalongkorn University will be extended. This is great and will give us an excellent possibility to further expand our existing collaboration. It will also make it much easier for undergraduate students from SU to take courses at Chulalongkorn University. Last year three undergraduate students took courses at Chula, and another student is now interested in studying there in fall next year.
January will see me again visiting SE Asia. This time I will join our vice-chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding, who will be visiting several universities in Hong Kong and Singapore. Am already looking forward to an exciting trip!