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Letters from Gothenburg
Being a student at the University of Gothenburg
January 26, 2012
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About our bloggers
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About the University
The University of Gothenburg has approximately 39,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – the University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses. The University’s roughly 40 different Departments cover most scientific disciplines, making it one of Sweden’s broadest and most wide-ranging higher education institutions. Interested? If you want to learn more about our courses and programmes visit our website www.gu.se/education
Fomer bloggers’ posts
My name is Jakub and I am from Czech Republic. This is my second year in Gothenburg and last semester at HDK, School of Design and Crafts at University of Gothenburg, where I study Masters in Design. I heard about HDK when I was an exchange student at University of Lapland, Finland and it felt like a good place to go for further education. So I did and I never regret my decision ever since!
Divya a speaker from genes, a nomad by choice and a foodie by taste buds. She moved from India to Sweden and adores the place. A management student at the School of Business, Economics and Law and a blogger by heart. Winner of the University’s blogger competition, 2014.
Naza came from tropical Costa Rica all the way to Gothenburg. She came to pursue a dream and getting a master degree in Molecular Biology. She chose Gothenburg because our renown university and Sahlgrenska Academy, a pioneer in research and one of the largest hospitals in Europe.Read her posts as she explores Gothenburg and Europe for the first time.
Lucia originally from Slovakia moved to Gothenburg after a few years living and studying Marketing and Design in the North of England. Here she studied Business & Design, a unique Master’s Programme at HDK, School of Design and Crafts at University of Gothenburg. Read her posts about traveling around, visiting various design events, embracing the fika tradition in the little streets of Haga, cooking Swedish food, dancing the night away on weekends with her ‘International family’ and exploring her neighborhood Majorna
Devin from Florida is the former Erasmus student, who came back to Sweden to do her Master’s in Human Resources at the University of Gothenburg. She is now in her second year and still enjoys her studies and life with her Swedish boyfriend.
Pavel came from Russia to Gothenburg to study the Master’s Programme in Communication. During his studies he got involved in many student activities like Göta Student Union. He is now employed by the University and will teach Intercultural Communications.
Xinyu, the product and interaction designer from China is doing her second year at the master program of design at HDK, University of Gothenburg. During Autumn 2013 she will live do an internship in our capital, Stockholm.
Juan Pedro’s posts
Juan Pedro from Spain had his “Erasmus Experience” in Gothenburg. During his time in Sweden he made tons of friends and traveled a lot. He also got the chance to study creative marketing, costumer satisfaction etc. and along the way he improved his English and picked up some Swedish. Read his posts
Lauren, the bio engineering student came to Gothenburg in 2012, in order to work in the lab of Dr. Gunnar C. Hansson. There they study cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease, she was diagnosed with at three months of age. During her first semester, she had the opportunity to visit Stockholm and attend the Nobel Award Ceremony. Read her posts
Former blogger Spring 2012 Jelena from Lithuania started blogging when she was new at the Master’s Programme in European Studies. Now she is about to start her second semester and still enjoys her student life. In the future Jelena is hoping to get employment within one of the many European Institutions.
Former blogger Spring 2012. Kseniya from Ukraine was in her final year at the School of Business, Economics and Law, when she started blogging. This travel-loving girl will now take on the world with a M.Sc. degree in International Business and Trade, in her bag.
Former blogger Spring 2012. Nena from Macedonia has lived in Gothenburg for 4 years. She studies Software Engineering and Management which is a program at a department formed by collaboration of GU and Chalmers. She is also involved in Göta Studentkår and has a lot of good advices to new and current students.