2012-10-10 14:40

13 Nationalities in the Group

At the School of Engineering there are a large number of international students attending the programmes and courses at the Master’s level. This semester, the course in Waste Management has attracted students from 13 different countries.

13 nationationaliteter på kursen i resursåtervinning.






Many of the students are exchange students from partner universities in Europe and in other countries who normally stay for either one or two semesters. Others studying the Master-programmes in Energy and Material Recycling within Sustainable Technical Systems, or Industrial Biotechnology, usually stay for two years.

Working on sustainable technical systems that facilitate the recycling of energy and materials is of particular interest to the students.

Learning about other countries

The atmosphere in the class is friendly and collaborative ventures are undertaken in a positive spirit. An advantage of being in a class with many nationalities is that there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about foreign countries. As part of their courses, the students are to carry out a project dealing with the recycling of resources. Many choose to work on something that is closely related to the conditions in their home countries. While listening to presentations, students gain knowledge about different parts of the world. After only a few weeks, the class had established a strong identity as a group.

“It is a pity there aren’t more Swedish students on these courses”, says teacher Anita Petterson. 

This year there is only one participant from Sweden.

This year’s students are from:

  • Brazil
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Greece
  • India
  • Iran
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • The Ukraine

By (including photos): Solveig Klug