Meet our students

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Name: Mireia Palomar Siles
From:
Spain
Studying:
Tumor biology

What do you like the most about the University of Skövde?
What I like the most is the relationship between the teacher and the student. As there are few people in class, the attention is more personalized and the learning is much more effective. In addition, the teachers I have met during my first year here are very attentive and they show a lot of effort to correctly teach us.

What do you like the most about your programme?
I really like the way of teaching in my programme. The self-study is much promoted and I think that it is a really good way to learn about your field, when not everything is given at first time.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring back home from Sweden?
I would like to bring back the calm, the patience and the non-stressed lifestyle of the majority of Swedish people. Here I have learnt to take my life from another point of view, enjoying more the things I do and making the most of the time spent with people. Moreover, I really appreciate the fact that here there are a lot of parks and everything is surrounded by the nature, this is something I would really like to have in the city where I come from. 

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring to Sweden from your home country?
I would like to bring to Sweden the type of food of my home country. The use of olive oil to cook and the vegetables included in most of the meals of the day.

What do you want to work with in the future and where?
I would like to work as a Biomedical Researcher in the Tumor Biology field. From my point of view, oncology is a field which although it has been extensively studied, there are a lot of questions left to solve. 

 

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Name: Ana Karina Vargas Mata
From: Mexico
Studying: Business Administration.

What do you like the most about the University of Skövde?
I like the teaching method, which allows students to reach their maximum potential. I like the fact that the University provides a wide variety of tools for studying and nice facilities. This has made our stay very comfortable.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring back home from Sweden?
I think some of the cultural behavior. Swedes have a very healthy lifestyle; they eat clean, organic foods, work out constantly, and have a stress-free life.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring to Sweden from your home country?
Definitely food, since it is a bit difficult to find the ingredients to make a traditional Mexican meal here. And, of course, the warm weather!

What do you want to work with in the future and where?
I would like to work within the government and at some point move to another country.

 

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Name: 
Alex Tellez
From: Spain
Studying: Industrial Engineering

What do you like the most about the University of Skövde?
I like the way teachers treat us, it is more direct. They always help you when you need them; they are always available for you. They give you a lot of confidence. They gave me a project with some funding and they have allowed me to work on it on my own. The university has small groups in the classrooms, so it is easier for teachers to explain things better. The campus itself is very nice.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring back home from Sweden?
Fika, it would fit perfect right after siesta. Politeness, everyone is very polite here and respectful to others. The nature is lovely; everything is so green, Billingen is a small treasure here in Skövde. I feel privileged to have come here.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring to Sweden from your home country?
Siesta (naps), and a little bit of warmth. I like winter sports and winter but spring/summer is too short!

What do you want to work with in the future and where?
In June I’ll begin a scholarship in Gothenburg for at least six months. After that, I have a trial period, and then hopefully I will be able to stay there longer. I'd like to learn Swedish; it is one of my goals now because I am thinking of staying in Sweden for a few more years.

 

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Name: Asli Köslüoglu
From: Turkey
Studying: Economics

What do you like the most about the University of Skövde?
The campus is not as crowded as it is in my home university, so we can use whatever we want without having to stand in line. Skövde also has very good technological equipment, and the teachers are really helpful.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring back home from Sweden?
I would like to bring modernity and kindness from here to Turkey, and of course open-mindedness. And I wish I could bring Stockholm with me!

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring to Sweden from your home country?
I really miss my country’s food, so I would probably like to bring kebabs and Turkish delights here. And of course warmer winters!

What do you want to work with in the future and where?
I am studying Economics and I’d prefer to work for a company or a bank and it will probably be in my country.

 

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Name: 
Jesús López Alba
From: Spain
Studying: Engineering and Economy courses. Also here to study English and Swedish Culture, but in Spain: Industrial Engineering. 

What do you like the most about the University of Skövde?
I love the freedom in the University. You can enter the laboratories or classes with your campus card until midnight, without a teacher being present. I also like that every building has a little kitchen where you can eat your lunch.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring back home from Sweden?
Probably the best thing is the Swedish ethics. In Sweden, you don’t have to worry so much about someone coming and stealing your stuff. Besides that, I would like to bring back the alcohol concept. I come from Spain and there it is very normal to drink a lot of alcohol. Here, the problems associated with alcohol are better understood.

What thing/s (food habits, cultural behaviour, concepts, nature, etc.) would you like to bring to Sweden from your home country?
Being more sociable, Swedes can be a little bit closed.