6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Centre Christmas Party

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'Tis the Yuletide season, a time to get together for festivities merry and gay -- the Nordic way. On Friday, December 15, you are welcome to Nordic Centre's Christmas extravaganza, featuring a gender-neutral Santa Claus, gingerbread cookies from IKEA and other seasonal delights, steaming hot gløgg, Christmas techno, and lots of swanky academics, all in a spooky yet cozy candle-lit atmosphere. Free entrance, free snacks and soft drinks, gløgg 5 RMB, beer 5 RMB, everyone welcome, but please sign up using the QR code below:

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Time: Friday, December 15, 18:00

Place: Nordic Centre lobby, Fudan University, see for specific location on campus

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1:00 PM13:00

Screening of 'Tongue Cutter' a documentary by Solveig Melkeraaen

On Monday December 4, at 13:00, the Nordic Centre will show the documentary 'Tongue Cutter' (2017) directed by Solveig Melkeraaen. The documentary follows young Norwegian children who work as cod tongue cutters in Northern Norway. After the screening there will be a Q&A session with Solveig Melkeraaen, a rare chance for the audience to get to know more about the documentary and the director's thoughts behind it.

See documentary trailer here.

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to Oct 27

Exotic Transitions in ions (ExTra)

On the 26th-27th of October the Nordic Centre is proud to host the international workshop 'Exotic Transitions in ions (ExTra)', held by Baoren Wei, Tomas Brage and Roger Hutton.

Exotic processes are important in diagnostics of e.g. plasma, but also as probes of our theoretical models for different ions. They are often associated with long-lived ionic states, which require new and innovative experimental techniques, or are unexpected from standard models, which require a thorough theoretical investigation. This workshop is intended to be a meeting place for different researchers in the very diverse field of Exotic Transitions.

Topics of interest

Hyperfine induced and magnetic-field induced transitions. Long-lived states in ions. Transitions in negative ions, Forbidden and unexpected transitions. Atomic/nuclear interface.

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to Oct 25



24 - 25 OCTOBER 2017


The Sino-Finnish Research Days organizers bid you a warm welcome to this years Sino-Finnish Research Days!

The purpose of the two-day conference is providing a platform in which Finnish and Chinese researchers can exchange current information on topics of mutual interest. This year Finnish researchers from the top of their field have been invited to present current research within the topics:

  • Children and Youth
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Public Health

All events take place at Nordic Centre unless otherwise noted. The event is free of charge for all interested audience. The programme for both days is as follows:


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11:30 AM11:30

Nordic Education Fair 复旦大学北欧交流日

Welcome to the Nordic Education Fair 2017!


This is your chance to meet university representatives and learn about your opportunities studying at universities in the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - as an exchange student, as a master's student as a PhD, or in other kinds of programs.

On Sunday, October 22, representatives of 20 Nordic universities will be present at Guanghua Student Plaza, Fudan University, to meet potential students and provide information on their education programs and scholarships, within all kinds of academic disciplines. At a number of these universities, tuition fees are completely covered by the state, and there are additional opportunities for living grants. 

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Free pizza and milk tea will be provided. We will have a lucky draw, if you register you'll have a higher chance of winning! To register please see the QR code below. The event is free and open to all!

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to Oct 20

Digital Culture and Society - International Conference on Chinese and European Developments

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Taking place in Shanghai on October 19-20, 2017, Digital Culture and Society will focus on the interdisciplinary between social sciences and computer science, providing a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical and application issues in digital media technologies on culture and society. The focus will be on developments in China and the European countries, though not exclusively, as trajectories in other regions are relevant given the border-transgressing nature of internet-related changes taking place. The workshop is open to audience members, but registration is required by Tuesday, October 17 at the latest.

For more information, please click on the 'DCS' tab in the menu above.

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3:00 PM15:00

Public Lecture by Dr. Hanne Petersen

Welfare, Well-being and Harmony in World Society?

Cases on changing legal cultures from China-Greenland-Denmark


About Dr. Petersen
Hanne Petersen has studied in Denmark, Germany and Italy (European University Institute) and has had professorships in Greenland, and long term visiting professorships in Norway and Sweden. She has worked with China more extensively since 2009.

She is Dr. Jur. Professor of Legal Cultures and Head of CECS, Centre for Comparative and European Legal Studies

Welfare has been provided by local and indigenous communities as well as the state. In the 20th C. the Nordic states used legislation to secure welfare of the national populations. Globalization has brought more political autonomy to places like Greenland. Globalization, individualization and transition to service societies has led to more focus on well-being along with a shift to a stronger market orientation and to more precarious relations in labour, community and private life.

Date: 17th of October
Time: 15:00-16:00
Location: TBA

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6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Strings: Classical concert with Danish violin quartet

On Tuesday, November 1, Nordic Centre is proud to host a concert by a violin quartet from the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Nordic String Quartet. The highly renowned quartet will play a variety of Danish and European classical compositions. 

Time: November 1, 18:00

Place: Auditorium 102, East Wing of Guanghua Towers

Attendance is free. Open to all, but please register by email to by Thursday, October 27. 

We are very grateful to the Royal Danish Academy of Music for this opportunity.

About the musicians:

Nordic String Quartet was formed in 2013 in Copenhagen and consists of violinist Heiðrun Petersen (Faroe Islands), violinist Mads Haugsted Hansen (Denmark), violist Daniel Eklund (Sweden) and cellist Lea Emilie Brøndal (Denmark). 

All four members have a dedicated passion for chamber music, and have all chosen to put their hearts in the quartet. As an ensemble they enjoy playing the fantastic and various standard repertoire written for string quartet – such as Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert - just as much as they are intrigued by the corporation with contemporary composers. The name of the quartet does not only refer to the different Nordic nationalities of the members, but is also an expression of the quartet’s special interest in the repertoire written by Nordic composers, such as Carl Nielsen, Edward Grieg, Sibelius, etc. 

Each member of the ensemble have taken their Bachelor and Masters education at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM), but in 2014 Nordic String Quartet they were accepted for the special Advanced Postgraduate programme for ensembles with professor Tim Frederiksen. 
May 10, 2017 they will mark the end of their studies at the academy with a concert in the great concert hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

During only a couple of years the quartet has gained a lot of positive publicity and has already performed at various prestigious scenes in Scandinavia.

Nordic String Quartet has performed together with the famous pianist and Yale-professor Boris Berman and the Latvian pianist Sergej Osokin. Under the name Nordic Piano Quintet they form a piano quintet together with the award winning German pianist, Marie-Luise Bodendorff.

In the following months the quartet will record the famous and much beloved Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s string quartets on the DACAPO label.

About the participating professors

Tim Frederiksen (b.1955) is Head of Department for Strings and Professor in Viola and Chamber Music.

Tim Frederiksen studied with Gunnar Frederiksen, Erling Bloch in Copenhagen and Professor Max Rostal, Konservatorium für Musik, Switzerland. 

In 1980 he was appointed Principal Viola in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra - from 1983 to 1996 as concert master. He has appeared as a soloist with most Danish symphony orchestras on both violin and viola. 

Tim Frederiksen is a much sought-after chamber musician. As primarius in the Danish String Quartet he has given a great many recitals all over Europe and has recorded the collected string quartets by Brahms, Ib Nørholm, Carl Nielsen and Paul Hindemith - this last recording has been awarded with Deutsche Schallplatten Preis 1997.
In 1995 Tim Frederiksen was appointed Professor of viola and chamber music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. In his capacity as Head of Chamber Music Tim Frederiksen has coached award winning Danish ensembles, like The Danish String Quartet, Nightingale String Quartet, Trio Ismena and many more. 

Tim Frederiksen is highly in demand as a teacher at international and national master classes and is often invited as jury member in international music competitions, a.o the Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.


Serguei Azizian (b. 1957) is Professor of violin at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. He completed his studies at the Leningrad Conservatory (Skt Petersburg) graduating with an advanced postgraduate diploma.

He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Russia, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, Korea and China. Serguei Azizian has taught in St. Petersburg Conservatory (1990-1993) and in 2001 he was appointed professor in violin at The Royal Danish Academy of Music). Serguei Azizian has played in the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (1980-1993) and is former concert master in Copenhagen Phil (1993-2011).

Serguei Azizian has recorded numerous CD's with the Copenhagen Phil. Among his recordings are of Britten and Walton's violin concertos and works by Schubert, Bach, Prokovieff, Schnittke, Ravel, Messiaen, Schønberg, Babadjanian Langgaard. 

In 2009, Serguei Azizian was awarded the Carl Nielsen and Anne-Marie Carl Nielsen Award one of Denmarks most prestigious prizes. Sergui Azizian was awarded the prize for his ability to raise the standards for future Danish violinists. 


Max Artved was admitted to the Academy at the age of 15 and qualified as a soloist in 1990. During his years of study, he went abroad to both Paris and London, where he studied under Maurice Bourque and Gordon Hunt. He was appointed solo oboist in The Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 1990 and from 1992 1st solo oboist. 

He started DR’s Wind Quintet and is also the artistic leader of The Diamond Ensemble, the resident ensemble of the Royal Library. He has won several prizes throughout the years as well as receiving several distinctions; including The Music Critic’s Circle’s art prize and Gladsaxe Music Prize.

Max Artved has recorded a number of CD’s, including a range of Danish oboe music on the Dacapo label, as well as chamber music for oboe and strings by Crusell, Mozart and Bach, and lately, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Danish composer Carl Nielsen,  the songs by Nielsen arranged for oboe string quartet and jazz duo on NAXOS.

Max Artved was appointed professor at the RDAM in 2009.


About the Royal Danish Academy of Music

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is a power centre in the classical music world, representing the highest international level and compares to and cooperates with a number of the foremost music academies in the world. The academy offers study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level, taught by a corps of teachers, numbering several of the greatest names in music, including many international capacities affiliated as guest professors. The study environment is very international and is characterized by a healthy competition accentuated interaction between the students, Danish as well as international.

The academy offers a wide selection of study programmes at bachelor, master and advanced postgraduate soloist level aiming at employment as musicians, organists, composers, music teachers, tonmeisters or other employment possibilities within the music world. The advanced postgraduate programmes improve the students' level to the highest possible as soloists, opera singers, composers or conductors.
As a metropolitan academy RDAM has a comprehensive network of collaborators that in a decisive manner enriches the study programmes as well as all other activities. Internationally the academy co-operates with leading academies in Europe, USA and China and on the national scene the collaboration includes the other artistic educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture and several leading universities. 
The academy is housed in iconic buildings drawn by the Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen (the former National Radio House), containing fully modern teaching and practicing rooms as well as superb concert halls and recording studios in international top class.


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Student Social Event: Halloween

It's not quite Nordic, it's certainly not Chinese, but we love Halloween, and believe it can bridge all cultures!

Friday evening we'll gather in Room 101 at 19:00 to watch a classic eighties horror flick. Dressing up is strongly encouraged. Also, please be there on time, as we need to keep the building locked at night. 

After the movie there will be cheap beers for purchase, before those who want to head into town to the club Elevator on Donghu Lu, which is hosting a free-of-entry Halloween night with some of Shanghai's best dj's, the co:motion crew. 

Let the Nordic Centre take you on a night of horrors!

Facebook event for party at Elevator.

Elevator's address: 

4/F, 218 Xinle Lu,
near Donghu Lu
新乐路218号, 近东湖路

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to Oct 21

SNoW Workshop: Family and Working Life in Chinese and Nordic Welfare States

SNoW Workshop

Family and Working Life in Chinese and Nordic Welfare States

 Room 101, Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai
20-21 October 2016


General rules: Paper presentations: 15 minutes

 Discussion: 45 minutes per session


Thursday 20 October:

12:00-13:30: Lunch (place tbd)

13:30-14:00: Registration

14:00-14:15: Opening (Chair: Stein Kuhnle)

14:15-16:00: 1st Session (Chair: Kinglun Ngok)

(1) Sevil Sumer: “The Nordic Approach to Work and Care: Challenges on the Way to Inclusive Citizenship”

(2) Wang Ziyu: “Differences inside the Nordic Model: Family Regimes Comparison”

(3) Fang Zhao, Hongling Chen, Juha Hämäläinen: “Balancing family-work-relations in a Confucian welfare society”

(4) Cathrine Strange: “Family well-being and social policy”


16:00-16:15: Tea/coffee break

16:15-18:00: 2nd Session (Chair: Stein Kuhnle)


(5) Yuan Ren: “Family Separation during Massive Labor Migration in China”

(6) Brigitte Suter: “Ideologies of gender equality on the move: The case of Swedish skilled migrants in China”

(7) Cham Soeun, Khan Samphors: “A Comparative Study: Health Insurance for Urban Migrant Workers in China and Cambodia – A Case for Working Related Injury”

(8) Zhikai Wang: “Family and working life of China’s migrant workers, a Nordic perspective “


19:00 Dinner (place tbd)


Friday 21 October:

09:00-10:45: 3rd Session (Chair: Pauli Kettunen)


(9) Kristin Dalen: “How much responsibility would the government take for the people’s welfare?”

(10) Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr: “Changing perceptions of old age security and care in China: emerging conflicts between old family values and modern lifestyles?”

(11) Bin-Bin Chen: “From One Child to Two: Fathers’ Role in Family and Implications to Welfare Policies”

(12) Jing Wang: “Comparison of elderly long-term care system: Reflections on the responsibilities of the family, the market and the government”

10:45-11:00: Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:45: 4th Session (Chair: Pan Yi)


(13) Laust Høgedahl, Kristian Kongshøj: “New trajectories of unionanization in the Nordic Ghent countries: changing labour markets and welfare institutions”

(14) Jing Zhou, Yangdi Han: “Interaction between the entrepreneurship and family and women entrepreneurs in the non-profit sector: A case study of Shanghai”

(15) Lin Chen: “Decisions for Institutionalization among Nursing Home Residents and the Children in Shanghai”

(16) Shen Ke, Wang Feng, Yong Cai: “A Benevolent State against an Unjust Society? Inequalities in Public Transfers in China”

12:45-14:30: Lunch (place tbd)

14:30-16.15: 5th Session (Chair: Yuan Ren)


(17) Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen: “A generational and psychosocial perspective on changing ‘gender contracts’ in the family: The case of Norway”

(18) Yi Fei Shen: (title tba) (on Chinese family policy)

(19) Pan Yi: “The problems and policy analysis on current Chinese children welfare system”

 (20) Ngok Kinglun, Fan Xin: “The evolution of childcare policies in China: From the perspective of social care discourse”

16:15-16:30: tea/coffee break


16:30-17:00: Closing Session : Summing up , publication? (Chair: Stein Kuhnle)

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Excursion to Shanghai Museum
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Excursion to Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum is widely considered to be one of China's finest museums. It is focused on ancient Chinese art, with a huge collection ranging from calligraphy to ink paintings to various artifacts and ceramics. 

During the Nordic Centre Council Week, we invite all council members and colleagues to join our optional excursion to Shanghai Museum. If you are interested in joining the event, please send an email to clara(at) no later than Friday 14th October.

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10:00 AM10:00

Recycling the theatre classics: Ibsen, Strindberg and Shakespeare

Recycling the theatre classics: Ibsen, Strindberg and Shakespeare

A Lecture Performance
October 18th, 2016, 10 am–4 pm

Venue: Nordic Centre,
Fudan University,

Register by email to with the subject heading Lecture Performance. Attending is free. 

During the last decades Scandinavian theatre has evolved a discussion about different relations to the classics and about the representation of women in playwriting as well as on the stage. This development is partly based on an increasing number of contemporary female dramatists being represented in the repertoire. In a parallel movement classic plays by e.g. Ibsen and Strindberg are rewritten or deconstructed in order to question traditional or misogynist representation of femininity in the theatre. This leads to the interesting question of how contemporary gender constructions and performances differ from the ones that were typical of the literature and theatre during the so-called Modern Breakthrough in Scandinavia. 

Our intention is to discuss and practically exemplify this issue. In the format of a performance lecture, including scenic presentation and lectures, we will theoretically and historically investigate and demonstrate how femininity is represented and gender is performed in relation to classic texts of the Modern Breakthrough and to contemporary Scandinavian and European performance art.

In this approach we will examine how two classic plays, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, are recycled and used as a starting point for contemporary narratives and performances. 
Chinese author Lu Xun (What Happens After Nora Leaves Home?, 1923) as well as Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek (Nach Nora [What Happened after Nora  Left her Husband?], 1979) has recycled the fate of Nora. 
In her play Romeo and Juliet Post Scriptum (2013), recently performed in Sweden, Rome, and Edinburgh, Swedish playwright Annika Nyman investigates how Shakespeare’s romantic love affair could be adapted to and framed by contemporary media ideals.

In order to obtain a multitude of perspectives in our investigation, we will, with the help of the actors Maja-Stina Johansson Wang and Björn Dahlman, present some scenes from the plays discussed. 

Annika Nyman, Playwright and PhD student, Malmö Theatre Academy
Rickard Schönström, Professor, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
Kent Sjöström, Associate Professor, Malmö Theatre Academy



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10:00 AM10:00

Workshop on double degrees, Shanghai

Workshop on double degrees

International double degrees offer great opportunities for students to grow in different cultural environments, and to absorb the best qualities from two institutions with different academic strengths. They also increase employability across countries, and can reduce risks associated with taking a degree wholly in another country. But what are the challenges -- whether academic, cultural, or organizational -- of running such programmes between Chinese and Nordic institutions, and what lessons can be used to optimize collaborations and create the best programmes for students?

Please register here.

On Monday, October 17, in connection with the fall Council Meeting in Shanghai and the following biannual conference, Nordic Centre will host a workshop addressing these questions, drawing on experiences from member university faculty who have been central to running and teaching in double degrees within a variety of academic disciplines. It will also invite Nordic and Chinese company representatives to give their view on what it takes to enter the labour market in a foreign country. If your university has a double degree programme with a Chinese partner that you wish to develop, or if you're considering launching one, this workshop is intended for you or your colleague. 

Programme subject to change. Final programme will be sent out in early October.

10:00             Welcome and introduction, by principal organizers Urban Strandberg and Hilde Skeie

10.20          Presentations of existing or planned double or joint degree programs


Double master’s degrees in European Studies, International Administration and Global Governance, and Political Science [University of Gothenburg, Fudan University, beginning in 2017]

Presented by Associate Professor Urban Strandberg, University of Gothenburg

Parallel Master’s degree in China Studies [University of Copenhagen, Zhejiang University, University of Oslo, Stockholm University, Aarhus University; since 2012]

Presented by Professor Jørgen Delman, University of Copenhagen, and Associate Professor Qu Haidong, Zhejiang University

FuTuRE: Double master’s degree programme in information and communication technology [University of Turku, Fudan University, since 2013].

Presented by Professor Ran Liu, Fudan University

Double master’s degree in Sustainable Energy [NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University] Presented by Professor

Assoc. Professor Yong Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University , and Professor Trygve Eikevik, NTNU

Various social science double master’s degrees [Lund University, Fudan University, since 2011]

Presented by Senior Lecturer and International Coordinator Kjell Nilsson, Lund University

MARIHE - Master’s Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education [University of Tampere, Beijing Normal University]

Presented by Professor Liu Baocun, Beijing Normal University, and Adjunct Professor Cai Yuzhuo, University of Tampere

Advantages of Double Degrees and Joint Programs – motivations and models

Presented by Dr. Andreas Göthenberg, Executive Director, STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

The BI-Fudan MBA program [BI Norwegian Business School, Fudan University's School of Management, since 1996]

Presented by Professor Benedicte Brøgger, Associate Dean EMBA and BI-Fudan MBA

Administrative perspective on double degrees

Presented by International Education Adviser Esko Koponen, University of Helsinki


12.00             Plenary discussion

13.00             Lunch

14.30             Business representatives’ perspectives on how double degree could facilitate students entrance in foreign labour markets

Mette Leger, Founder and Managing Director, Growth HR

Dan Bjørke, Chairman of Norwegian Business Association

15.30             Group-based discussions for the exchange of experiences and ideas, and with the special task of coming up with ideas for the Nordic Centre compilation of a “Double degree A to Z”

16.30             Coffee break

17.00             Reports from the groups and discussions

18.00             Concluding remarks: “Double degree A to Z” and the role of Nordic Centre in promoting and support Sino-Nordic double degrees

18.30             End of workshop

Main organizer: Urban Strandberg, Associate Professor at Gothenburg University, 

Co-organizer: Hilde Skeie, Head of Office of International Relations, NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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Nordic Business Forum Shanghai

Nordic Business Forum Shanghai

A large range of Nordic companies from a variety of industries endeavor to succeed in China and to seek inspiration for innovation, venture into a new market and be close to the world’s most exciting inventions.

The Nordic Business Forum Shanghai, an initiative from BI Norwegian Business School and Fudan University School of Management, aims to tell the story of their journeys, share experiences and discuss common challenges.

The first Nordic Business Forum will be held in Fudan University on September 23 and 24, 2016, which covers a variety of topics including Entrepreneurship in China, Investing in the Nordics and sustainability. The organizer will invite keynote speakers as the book author and senior editor at the Economist Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, the managing director of China Market Research Group Shuan Rein and the Executive Director of Scania China Strategic Office Mats Harborn and many more.

This forum is organized by Norwegian Business School and Nordic Centre is a co-organizer. 

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5:00 PM17:00

Student Social Event: After School with Sino-Nordic quiz

After School means casual hang out with snacks and refreshments. This time we've invited Chinese students as well, which means you'll get to know both other Nordic people and Chinese people who are interested in the Nordic countries! Now, don't think we're simply content with throwing you all into a room together and make you do all the meet-and-greet on your own: We've devised a devilish pub quiz which will need the collaboration of Chinese and Nordic students to conquer! 

Come by and stay as long as you like and are able to (we know some of you have classes that you need to get to).

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