Lund University, Sweden
Country of origin: Greece
Study course: Master in Innovation and Spatial Dynamics
Why did you decide to study abroad?
Half-way through my undergraduate studies, I knew I wanted to focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Innovation requires thinking outside the box and reviewing situations from new perspectives. What better way could there be to gain a fresh new mindset than studying abroad?
What made you decide on this university?
First-off, being interested in Innovation, I knew I should do a Master’s in a Nordic University, since the Nordics are renowned for their achievements in the field of innovation. What made me choose Lund University in particular is its academic reputation, as it stands out as among (not the) most prestigious universities in Sweden. A friend of mine who was also studying in Lund during the time of my application guided me through some of the details I was eager to know before applying.
How is your experience of studying abroad?
In one word: Enlightening. Everyday is special. Everyday you can meet and talk with individuals from the other end of the world – everyone with his/her own unique background. It questions your norms and perspectives, constantly shaping your personality. But don’t take it too seriously; it is also packed with lots of fun: learning a new language, visiting new destinations, tasting delicious food, partying, and making new friends.
Why do you think others should not miss out on studying at your university
Lund University is probably the most prestigious university in Sweden. I assume you are already aware of that if you’ve gone through the global rankings. Its academic and research reputation is well-known and respected. One aspect of studying here that is not well-documented (and is better experienced than described) is the student life. As one of the oldest universities in Sweden, LU is home to hundred-year old student traditions. Its vibrant student societies, also known as student “nations” (Lund is home to 13 of those student-run organizations), keep those traditions alive by offering activities any modern-day student would ask for. Whether you seek a cozy atmosphere, vibrant pubs, energetic dancehalls, hilarious theater performances, tasty food, over-the-top student parades, or elegant balls, Lund University has everything and even more to offer.