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What is it like to study natural science in Gothenburg? Ask our international students!

Ursula

Home country
Cameroon

Master's Programme
I am in my second year of the Master's of Environmental Sciences.

I chose Sweden because it's a very sustainable country. And it's great to study the Environment and see how Sweden is taking active decisions/steps to perserve it.

Fun fact about me: I love to meet and talk to new people and their different cultures!
I love Gothenburg because there are many fun places to visit especially in the summer.

Email: gusntour@student.gu.se

 

Student ambassador Ursula
Student ambassador Ursula
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George

Home country
Greece

Master's Programme
I study my Master in Molecular Biology. I chose Sweden because I truly believe that Sweden is something like the holy land as far as science in Europe is concerned. So here I am!

Fun fact about me: When I came here I had no pets, but my landlady's cat comes to my place all the time and sits in my lap; so I guess I have one now.

Email: gussigage@student.gu.se

George
George
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Anna

Home country
France

Master's Programme
I study the Master's in Environmental Sciences. I am from France but I have always been fascinated by Scandinavian countries. During the second year of my Bachelor's degree I was able to do an internship in Gothenburg and I liked it so much that I decided I would be doing my Master's here. And it worked out!

There are always things to see/do in Gothenburg- diversity, nature, culture and great food are all here.

Fun fact about me: I am part of GU's Urban Gardening Group (as I love food and nature) and am currently doing my second Master's degree in Gothenburg (the first one was: Master's in Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems).

Email: gusdugan@student.gu.se

Student ambassador Anna
Anna
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Judith

Home country
Cameroon, has lived in Canada

Master's Programme
I am in my second year of the Master's of Ecotoxicology

I was born and raised in Cameroon, did my bachelor studies in Biochemistry in Canada and I am currently doing (enjoying) my master thesis here in Sweden.

I choose the University of Gothenburg because they offer this very specific Master in Ecotoxicology, which was exactly what I wanted my studies to be about. I was also quite seduced by the opportunity to have an entire academic year of research for your master thesis rather than just a semester like in most universities around the world.

One of my hobbies is to be outdoors relaxing and enjoying nature with friends. I love picnics, walks, hikes and sightseeing, and I was fortunate enough to meet friends here who enjoy the same things, and to be in a city like Gothenburg, in which parks and other green spaces are ubiquitous.

Email: gusmotuju@student.gu.se

 

Student ambassador Judith
Judith
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Ivan

Home country

Croatia, has lived in Austria and was born in Russia

Study programme

Master's programme in Environmental Sciences

"As one of Europe's greatest cities for students, Gothenburg caught my eye for its vast international community and welcoming atmosphere. What attracted me the most about the University of Gothenburg would be the numerous opportunities a student can take, and choose their own educational path with various courses and programs.

In my free time I enjoy reading a good book, going outside for a hike or a walk to a lake and look at the surrounding flora and fauna."

Email: gusruziv@student.gu.se

 

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Ivan

Helena

Home country

Brazil and Germany (but spend many summers in Spain due to the fact that I am half-Spanish 😊)

Study programme

Master's programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

"In Gothenburg, you have all the opportunities the city has to offer. At the same time, you are close to the beach, lakes and some nice hike trails. Moreover, I chose Gothenburg because my programme sounded interesting and because of the Swedish social system – you feel like they (the Swedes) want for everyone to succeed.

In my free time, I like to go climbing and swimming, reading and finding new places to eat and have coffee on long walks."

Email: gushelbr@student.gu.se

 

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Helena
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Berith

Home country

I was born in Denmark, but when I was 16 I moved to the Netherlands as my parents are from there, and both countries feel like my home.

Study programme

Master's programme in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

"I chose to come to the University of Gothenburg and Gothenburg because the masters was just what I was looking for and that the city and the country are so beautiful, was a huge bonus. It is really nice that, even though Gothenburg is a big city, the nature is literally just around the corner."

E-mail: guspapbe@student.gu.se

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Berith

Raagini

Home country

Grew up in Singapore (until age 7) and then India.

Study programme

Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology

"I chose this programme because it covered both Bioinformatics as well as systems biology methodology. I thought it was well structured and particularly liked that we could spend a full year on the thesis.

I did a semester abroad in Uppsala during my bachelor degree, and I liked the educational environment of Sweden. So, I was really happy to come back for my Master's.

I like to sing, read science fiction and spend time with my friends here (going hiking, or even just cooking dinner)"

E-mail: gusbisra@student.gu.se

 

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Raagini