It is quite difficult to decide a topic for the very first blog post. However I guess that the most logical approach is to start with the basics: What am I doing in Sweden?
I was admitted to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU for its acronym in Swedish language) to study a 120 credits master program called “Plant Biology”. Because the program is held in an agriculture-focused university it explores topics in biology of plants from a production perspective and suits my previous education (read more about me). However, the genetic and molecular background is present throughout all course, which makes it a leading program, that prepares students for the current and upcoming knowledge in plant sciences. Furthermore, SLU is among the the top 10 universities in agriculture worldwide, and is a wonderful place for plant studies.
The master program is collaborative, as it is organized by three outstanding Swedish universities: Uppsala University, Stockholm University and obviously, SLU. Therefore, the students have to take at least one course at each university, which turns out to be awesome, as I will get to meet more people, more professors, more research groups, and in the end I will get more opportunities.
I started it in September 2015, and will finish before summer 2017. So far I have no regrets. Coming to SLU to pursue my Master of Science was definitely the wisest choice I have ever made!
Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to comment below 🙂