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Niculina, student from Romania
Niculina is a student at the programme and will answer questions during november. Ask any question you might have and you'll get a reply by email.
Lorena, student from Mexico
Lorena is a student at the programme and will answer questions during november. Ask any question you might have and you'll get a reply by email.
Noemi, student from Germany
Noemi is a student at the programme and will answer questions during november. Ask any question you might have and you'll get a reply by email.
Meet a student on the programme
Name: Qaphelani Ngulube
This programme stood out to me, not only because I could study photochemistry within it, but because it showed an even broader scope of using clean and naturally available energy sources to address a myriad of issues faced by our world today.
How did you choose your programme?
– I came across the programme as I had an interest in photochemistry, to use photocatalysis in water purification. The interest was to use naturally available, abundant, and clean solar energy to clean our water bodies. This programme stood out to me, not only because I could study photochemistry within it, but because it showed an even broader scope of using clean and naturally available energy sources to address a myriad of issues faced by our world today.
What is it like to be an international student?
– It is fun, challenging, and intriguing. On one hand, there is a challenge to learn how to navigate cultural, language and ideological barriers with others, and on the other hand, there is the beauty of being able to participate in diversity and contribute to a broader community. It is when you talk to others, when they ask about international studentship, that you discover how much you have learnt and gained as an international student.
What is the best thing about studying at Uppsala University?
– The student-oriented teaching and learning approach. You feel empowered as a student as you are in an environment that wants you to succeed by providing as many resources as possible for you to achieve that success.
How did you experience your first few days in Sweden?
– I was welcomed by the cold. I spent the first few days adjusting and asking questions, finding out the best practices to enjoy life or at least be comfortable living in Sweden.
What are three things on your schedule this week?
– Reading a few papers, taking a walk in the warm weather, and writing a couple of pages on my research work.
What is your reason for studying?
– I have a number of reasons. One of the top reasons is that I am a scientist and gaining more knowledge in my field promotes my career. And another reason is participating in a world community. Studying gives me a better opportunity to participate the way I want to. My ultimate goal is to make a living by being a part of bringing new energy inventions to solve current challenges we face. To bring in new possibilities for humanity.
Describe the student life!
– Student discounts! Nation life and privileges, Student Union participation. The ‘Flogsta scream’ – 2200hrs sharp! At first, I did not know what it was about, and later it was an anthem I would expect to hear every night before I went to bed when I lived rather in the lower quiet side of the residential park.
Three quick questions:
What is your favorite place in Uppsala?
– Gamla Uppsala.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
– In research and development.
Where is the best place to study?
– University Library – Campus Ångström Laboratory.
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