Today was my first day of work at Högsklan i Gävle. I didn’t get much research done, as I needed to get a library card, keys, security passcard, computer id and email, orientation to the building and general rules, and lots of forms to sign (over half of which were in English).
I was pleasantly surprised by my office, private with 3 windows (nicely curtained, Swedish style), lots of warm looking beech furniture and even a potted crysanthamum. BUT ALSO! a private washroom and shower! This is not typical as the room has been repurposed – perhaps it was a lab before? There is a nice gym in the basement of my building, with Concept2 rower, treadmill, and lots of weights, stability equipemnt, and mirriors. The university also has bootcamp and core classes, as well as kickboxing and African dance (which I will of course be trying out soon.)
We are working on getting internet at home, so pictures will have to wait until then.