4 February 2020, by Mária Kubincová
Laura Moreno from Colombia first wanted to pursue a PhD, but later decided to apply for several Master’s Degree programmes instead. She came to Finland in 2018 after she got accepted into the then entirely new programme called Master’s Degree Programme Human Neuroscience, which is an intersection between psychology, medicine, biology and even pharmacology. In her second year of studies Laura decided to become a tutor and help the next generation of students acclimate to the new environment. Find out what was the reason behind her decision and why is the role of a tutor so important.
January 21, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová
As tutors, it is our job to help new
incoming students (both exchange and degree) with practical matters when
settling in. That includes assisting new students to adapt to the Finnish
culture, giving insights about how Finnish educational system works, sharing
our experiences about student life, familiarising them with UTU campus and,
most importantly, serving as a contact person whenever help may be needed
(especially during the first months). And the list goes on and on, depending on
how active you are and how much help your tutees may need.
January 10, 2020, by Kristaps Kovaļonoks and Mária Kubincová
Kalypso Filippou is originally from Cyprus and has
spent the past 7 years studying and working at the University of Turku. She
first moved to Finland back in 2012 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education and Learning (previously known as Master’s Degree Programme in Learning,
Learning Environments and Educational Systems). Back then, she thought that she
will pursue and complete her studies in 2 years, and then she will return back
to her home country. Life, however, turned out quite differently! She has
recently graduated from the Doctoral Programme on Educational Policy, Lifelong
Learning and Comparative Education Research (also known as KEVEKO) and is now teaching at the
Faculty of Education.
This time you get the story of siblings Ali and Alaa Benkherouf in Bahasa.
Original article in English (Siblings pursuing their academic careers at The University of Turku)
Written & translated by Andriana Putri
I am Nonmanut Pongsakdi from Thailand. I am an alumna from the Master’s Degree Programme in Education at the University of Turku, and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Teacher Education.
12 December 2019, by Andriana Putri and Maria Kubincova
Siblings Ali and Alaa Benkherouf from Algeria have decided to pursue their academic careers in Finland, at the University of Turku. Ali is currently a second year PhD student of the Drug Research Doctoral Programme (DRDP) and Alaa has just started her Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Imaging (BIMA) this year. Here, the two siblings share their stories about choosing Finland with UTU Ambassadors. Keep on reading to find out more!
01 October 2019
The University of Turku has 26 different Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English. They cover a broad range of different subjects from health and biomedical sciences to social sciences. Students in the international Programmes of the University come from around the world and they have various different backgrounds.
05 April 2019 by Meghadipa Goswami
One sudden day, you wake up to find sunlight streaming into your room. You wonder if you’ve slept through multiple alarms and dread you’ve probably missed a lecture (or two). But you discover its only 6:30 or 7 in the morning! When you’ve finally battled the urge to go back to sleep and decide to attend your mandatory class and step outside, you hear birds chirping. You ask yourself the big question- Is springtime finally here? If you’re reading this from a different part of the world you’re probably thinking, why is she being overly dramatic, everyone knows that spring follows winter. But you see, living in one of the coldest countries in the world has made springtime extra special.
05 March by Jonathon Murphy
As March begins it feels like the dreaded Finnish winter is finally coming to an end. The temperature has risen from -12 to -1, and I no longer have to wear my oversized winter coat (seriously, it’s like wearing a duvet, which sounds great until you have to enter a building). Texting outside no longer makes your hands go numb either! Continue reading
Do you ever realize how that one decision changed everything? It changed where you are, it changed some of the people in your life, it changed how you look at things, and in some ways, it changed you.