Thursday, June 5, 2014

Graduation and Prom Season in Sweden

It is fabulous to be back in Sweden as a Visiting Professor of Operations Management at the University of Gothenburg (GU) in Sweden. I have been busy revising research papers with a colleague here, taking part in many fabulous discussions on logistics and transportation, working on new projects, and, since I am living in this city I can't help but also enjoy the numerous celebratory events taking place at this time of the year!

Yes, folks, it is graduation and prom season in Sweden. There are even special cakes for the graduates in the bakeries and bouquets of flowers in the flower shops for them.

The formal graduation for the graduate degree recipients at the School of Business, Economics and Law at GU takes place next week and I have so enjoyed this elegant ceremony for the past two years and was so honored to be selected to deliver the commencement address twice in the past two years

But even before then,  the streets of Gothenburg have been filled with celebrants and and increase in the associated volume of  cheers and joy! Below are photos taken in the past several days in this great city.

Congratulations to all the degree recipients!