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Pharos University Won at Egypt Legal Tech Hackathon 2019

The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre (CDEC) at Pharos University won at Egypt Legal Tech Hackathon 2019; an international competition in legal entrepreneurship. This competition is the first project for the CIPIEE Centre (Centre pour l’Insertion Professionelle, l’Innovation et l’Entrepreneuriat en Egypte) which is opened in Senghor University.

This event is co-organized by the African Association of Media, Law and Finance, Ain Shams University and the Egyptian Council of State. The CIPIEE Centre is established as a part of a program launched by the AUF under the title of “Campus of the New Francophone Universities” (Campus du Nouvel Espace Universitaire Francophone) (CNEUF). It is worth mentioning that the Legal Tech Hackathon competition was held on 21-22 April 2019, with the participation of teams from both Egyptian and foreign universities.

The PUA delegation was comprised of Prof. Waleed Fahmy, an Associate Professor at the Public International Law Department; Prof. Ahmed Sameer who works at the Public Law Department; Ms. Hagar Mahmoud, an assistant lecturer at the Private International Law Department, in addition to Ms. Samar Baioumy, an assistant lecturer at the faculty of Arts and Design.

Worthy to note that Ms. Sara Hussien, a trainer at the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre lent technical support to the PUA team. This was held under the supervision of Dr. Noha Alaa El Din, the Deputy Director of the CDEC; Dr. Noha Ismail, the Francophone Relations Coordinator and Prof. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, the Director of the CDEC.

The CDEC Hosts the 1st Week of Innovation “JAMK INNOFlash”

The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC), in collaboration with JAMK University of Applied Sciences, hosts the first week of innovation to be held under the title of “JAMK INNOFlash” from 21- 24 April at Pharos University. This was held in the presence of Mr. Mieskolainen Matti, a lecturer at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The first week of innovation will be attended by PUA students from different faculties.

A CDEC Delegation Attended the Opening of the CIPIEE Centre in Senghor University

The Francophone University Association (L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie) (AUF) announced through its digital centre in Alexandria the launching of a new project; the establishment of the CIPIEE Centre (Centre pour l’Insertion Professionelle, l’Innovation et l’Entrepreneuriat en Egypte) which is opened in Senghor University and is specialized in professional integration and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Egypt. This new project will be part of a program launched by the AUF under the title of “Campus of the New Francophone Universities” (Campus du Nouvel Espace Universitaire Francophone) (CNEUF) which aims to create new employment opportunities, thus effectively contributing to the social and economic development. As representatives of Pharos University, Dr. Noha Alaa, the Deputy Director of the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) in Pharos University, along with Dr. Noha Ismail, the PUA Francophone Relations Coordinator attended the first meeting of this newly established centre. It is worth mentioning that this centre is an outcome of cooperation among several academic and economic partners, including the French University in Egypt, the Francophone University Association, Senghor University, Alexandria University, the Centre of issuing the International Business Driving License (IBDL) and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt. This project aims at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, forming effective and successful partnerships between universities and large organizations, holding workshops and competitions in universities and developing teaching and learning methods in order to develop skilled students who are able to meet the labour market requirements.

Un nouveau tiers-lieu dédié à l’insertion professionnelle, l’innovation et l’entrepreneuriat en Egypte

Generate Your Business Workshop

The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC), in collaboration with the SME Development Authority convened a workshop entitled “Generate Your Business” on 20-21 March 2019. About 31 students of the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management attended the workshop. The students, in this workshop, were provided with a good opportunity to acquire innovation skills; an aspect that will enable them to generate new business ideas and work on developing the current ones. The students were also acquainted with the characteristics of entrepreneurs and how they tackle challenges in order to get ready for the difficulties they may encounter in the future.

PUA Faculty Members in a Visit to JAMK University

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ staff mobility agreement held between Pharos University and JAMK University in Finland, Dr. Inas Mohamed Masoud, a lecturer of Chemistry at the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing and a coordinator at the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre at Pharos University, visited JAMK University and actively participated in this staff exchange programme. During her visit, Dr. Inas Masoud participated in training the international students who took part in the Innovation Week held in JAMK University. This was considered a superb opportunity for exchanging staff experiences, developing their skills, acquainting the visiting academic staff with the latest learning techniques applied in JAMK University and opening channels of communication between faculty members in the fields of career development and entrepreneurship.

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PUA Entrepreneurs visit to MSME Project Development Agency
and one successful project

The Career Development & Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) organized a visit for the students to the MSME Project Development Agency office in Alexandria and one of the successful projects financed by the agency for the manufacturing of plastic pipes. This visit was held on Tuesday, 11/12/2018, under the supervision of Dr. Alaa Khalil. The visit empowered our young entrepreneurs to go through their projects.

  • Signing Protocol between CDEC and MSME on 19/9/2018

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) at Pharos University and MSME Development Agency on September, 19th 2018.
The MOU was signed between PUA President, Prof. Mahmoud Mohie Elddin and Ms. Niveen Gamee – President of (MSME).
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Norhan Fanaki -Vice President of Students Affairs, Prof. Ramadan Abou El Ela, Vice President of Community Services, Prof. Mohamed Helal, Vice President of Graduate Studies, Prof. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, CDEC-Executive Manager, Dr. Noha Alaa, CDEC-Deputy Manager, and a group of CDEC coordinators.
Through this protocol, activities will be run to broaden entrepreneurship and provide necessary assistance and support to PUA students and graduates who are on their way to start their projects.

    • CDEC-Teams Participating in Créathon-2018

Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) participated in the international competition of Créathon for French-speaking countries at the University of Signor. The University participated in five teams about 22 Students from the university on 1617/5/2018.

    • The CDEC organized a workshop entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” on 1/3/2018 with the aim:

learn how to use your own resources to succeed, discover yourself and determine goals in proportion to your potential. The lecture was Dr. Amina Sharaf-eldin, Professor of Dentistry.

  • Startup Weekend 

The CDEC organized the first Startup Weekend from 15/3/2018 to 17/3/2018 to target PUA talented senior students from all faculties, who have an idea of anemerging project and would like to develop it. The weekend activities were held in cooperation with the two entrepreneurship centers in Nile University and Assiut University, and with our partner ICEAlex, the company who offers incubation programs.
The opening ceremony was by Prof. Norhan Fanaky-Vice President of Students Affairs and Prof.Mohamed Abdel Rahman- CDEC Executive Manager.
Fourty Two students were selected through our assessment process maintained by Dr. Noha Alaa – CDEC Vice Manager and Eng. Sara Hussein- CDEC Career Counselor. Four entrepreneurs gave talks to our students to share experience of startups. The continuing process of this event is to aid the first phase of empowered students to start their business.

  • Continuing efforts towards entrepreneurial environment, CDEC organized a prestigious workshop in cooperation with The Project Development Authority, The Ministry of Industry, and The Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) on Thursday 7th December 2017 in PUA campus. The workshop title was: “Opportunities for entrepreneurs in industrial and agricultural sectors in Alexandria and Delta”.
    Delegates from mentioned parties, CDEC executive Manager, CDEC Deputy Manager, CDEC coordinators, and more than 20 selected students attended the session. Discussions were regarding possibilities of investments and how students and graduates could profit. The session was very fruitful. At the end, PUA students received an invitation from AAST to participate in an entrepreneurial competition end of December in AAST campus.
  • Mediation Effect in Organizations and Institutions (October 30th and 31st 2017)

CDEC organized a 2-days workshop in cooperation with AUF and UNESCO in mediation. This workshop is held for the first time in Egypt. Workshops attendees were students, graduates, and staff

  • October 2017 training schedule

  • G200 Youth Forum (Dubai  2017)

The G200 Youth Forum (6 December — 10 December 2017, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates) will be one of the largest international events organized for the youth from around 200 countries in 2017. For more info open the link…

  • G200 Youth Forum

The G200 Youth Forum (6 December — 10 December 2017, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates) will be one of the largest international events organized for the youth from around 200 countries in 2017, and over 300 young leaders, students and academics, representatives of the business world and parliaments will participate in it.
The G200 Youth summit: which will yield the final Communiqué, and in which the best students and young experts in the fields of international relations, economics, finance, and law will play the parts of heads of state and ministers: Head of States, Sherpa, Minister of Economy, Minister of Finance, Minister of International Affairs, Minister of Education, Minister of Environment, Minister of Development, Ministers of Social Affairs, Minister of Culture and Journalist. The result of a 3-day G200 Youth Summit will be the final Communiqué (recommendations) discussed and approved by the participants which will reflect the views of young generation of the G200 countries.
Pharos university was invited to participate in this forum.
Eligible Candidate should:

  1.  Be aged between 18 and 30
  2.  Be a young expert in economics, finance or other fields
  3.  Have communication skills in English

The rate of participation fee is based on the type of accommodation (Single, Double or Triple) and price offer period: From 1st July 2017-29th September 2017 price offer for the participation fee is following: 1900 Euro (Sngl), 1730 Euro (Dbl), 1650 Euro (Trpl).

August 2017 training schedule

CDEC-Teams Participating in Créathon-2017

CDEC is proud to announce that –for the first time- three teams (13 students) from Pharos University participated in the Innovation Competition, “Creathon 2017”, organized by University of Poitiers- France, on Wednesday 10th May 2017. About 200 teams participated internationally; activities were held online during more than 12 hours in centers of the “Agence Universitaire de la Phrancophonie (AUF)” located in Alexandria, Africa, and all over the world.
PUA teams showed good performance and high commitment. Preparation sessions were conducted by all CDEC team (admin-trainers), under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Abdel-Rahman- CDEC Executive Manager, and Prof. Norhan Fanaky- Vice President of Students Affairs.

CDEC has organized 9 more workshops in Entrepreneurship during January-February 2017. About 211 students from different faculties enjoyed the training that encourages PUA students to be directed towards their own business, and be exposed to small and medium business startups. Thank you all for your participation and your fruitful interaction.

CDEC has organized 6 workshops in Entrepreneurship during December 2016. Students from different faculties participated and enjoyed the training. Entrepreneurship workshop aims giving PUA students an exposure towards small and medium business. We are waiting for you during our comprehensive mid-year vacation program.

  • A courses schedule in November Click here
  • The CDEC organized two, three – days workshops for Entrepreneurship training in cooperation with SFD (social funding for development) in August 2016. Sessions were to introduce Entrepreneurship concept to PUA student. About 40 students attended both sessions.

The Career development and Entrepreneurship center at PUA hosted Mr. Paul O’Sullivan from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on Wednesday & Thursday 21st & 22nd September 2016. Meetings with CDEC manager were held to introduce entrepreneurship education to PUA students.
A workshop for CDEC coordinators to introduce entrepreneurship teaching methodology was gives by MR. Paul.

October’s courses schedule

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The Career development and Entrepreneurship center organized seven pre-announced courses during July 2016 to develop PUA students’ skills. Around 200 students from 11 faculties attended these sessions during July 2016. CDEC is grateful to all participants for their behavior and feedback.

July training schedule

الدورةعدد الساعات

التاريخ

الميعادالمكان
1Leadership

8الأحد 10 يوليو + الأربعاء 13 يوليو (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)

11:30- 3:30

E344
2Interpersonal Communications

4الأحد 10 يوليو

11:30- 3:30

E214

3CV Writing

4الأثنين 11 يوليو

11:30- 3:30

E344
4CV Customization & Interview

4الأثنين 11 يوليو

11:30- 3:30

E214
5Time management

4الثلاثاء 12 يوليو

12:30- 4:30

E344

6CV Writing

4الثلاثاء 12 يوليو

12:30- 4:30

E214
7Team building

8السبت 16 يوليو + الثلاثاء 19 يوليو (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)

12:30- 4:30

E344

8CV Customization & Interview

4الأحد 17 يوليو

12:30- 4:30

E344

CIB and Entrepreneurship

To emphasize on importance of entrepreneurship among PUA students, CDEC has organized a one day session on Tuesday 19th April, 2016 in D121. The session was in cooperation with the CIB (Commercial International Bank) in Alexandria and covered scope and future of medium and micro finance projects in Egypt and two success stories. More than 80 students attended the session. Eng. Mohamed Ateya and Mr. Reda Adly, two entrepreneurs from Alexandria shared their success stories with our students.For more photos 

SFD and its Vision towards Entrepreneurs

To introduce entrepreneurship culture among PUA students, CDEC has organized a one day session and field trip on Tuesday 12th April, 2016 in D121. The session was in cooperation with SFD (Social Fund for Development) in Alexandria and covered scope and future of medium and micro finance projects in Egypt. More than 70 students attended the session and 5o students went to a field trip to one of the successful projects funded by SFD and a visit to the SFD office in Loran.

Delivery of Certificates.

Dear of CDEC trainees,

We are pleased to inform you that your certificate will be with you faculty coordinators starting April 2016.

April training schedule.

الدورةعدد الساعات

التاريخ

الميعادالمكان
1
CV Customization & Interview

4Saturday 16th April


10:30 – 2:30


E 214

2
Team Building

8
Saturday 16th April + Saturday 23rd April


10:30 – 2:30



E 217

3CV Customization & Interview


4
Saturday 23rd April


12:30- 4:30

E 214

4
Team Building

8Tuesday 19th April + Tuesday 26th April



12:30- 4:30

E 217

5
CV Customization & Interview

4Tuesday 26th April


12:30 – 4:30




E 217

March training schedule

الدورةعدد الساعات

التاريخ

الميعادالمكان
1
Team Building

8السبت 5 مارس + السبت 12 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)




10:30 – 2:30


E 217


2Team Building


8
السبت 5 مارس + السبت 12 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)


12:30- 4:30


E 214

3CV Customization & Interview



4الثلاثاء 8 مارس + الثلاثاء 15 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)



12:30- 2:30


E 214

4
CV Customization & Interview

4

الثلاثاء 8 مارس + الثلاثاء 15 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)


4:30-6:30


E 217

5Team Building

8السبت 19 مارس + السبت 26 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)

10:30 – 2:30

E 217

6Team Building

8السبت 19 مارس + السبت 26 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)

12:30- 4:30

E 214

7CV Customization & Interview

4الثلاثاء 22 مارس + الثلاثاء 29 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)

12:30- 2:30

E 214

8CV Customization & Interview

4الثلاثاء 22 مارس + الثلاثاء 29 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)

4:30-6:30

E 217

Training Activities.

Focus Group Financial and Administrative Sciences

  • Thursday 24/12/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr.Karim Shehata

Focus Group Dentistry

  • Tuesday 8/12/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Sherif  Darwish

Focus Group Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing

  • Tuesday 1/12/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Inas Mohamed

Focus Group Allied Medical Sciences

  • Tuesday 3/11/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Saeid Elkatlawy.

Swedish Day

CDEC together with The International Relations Administration organized the Swedish Day for engineering students on Tuesday, 15th December 2015. Representatives from Atlas Copco, Scania, Tetra Pack, and Swedish Institute participated in the ceremony.  Objectives achieved are opportunities for both internships and job applications, link CDEC with reputable companies, and introduce PUA activities to industrial community. The theme “Swedish Day” was selected due to the agreement between PUA and KTH in Engineering BSc.For more photos

Focus Group Arts and Design

  • Tuesday 20/10/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Nahla Ahmed Hamdi

Focus Group Mass Communication

  • Tuesday 27/10/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Tamer Mohammed Salah Eldeen

Focus Group Legal Studies and International Relations

  • Tuesday 27/10/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Ahmed Samir Ahmed

Focus Group Physical Therapy

  • Sunday 1/11/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Noha Elserty

Focus Group Engineering

  • Tuesday 3/11/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Alaa khalil

Focus Group Languages and Translation

  • Tuesday 10/11/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Silvia Alfred

Focus Group Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Tuesday 24/11/2015
  • Coordinators: Dr. Ghada Mohamed

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at PUA?

Since we have a specific collaboration, our working day consists mainly of own work on the project with some discussions in between with our Egyptian colleagues.

What was the best part of your experience at PUA?

Meeting all the different people, from the Dean of Engineering, to our lovely supervisor Dr. Norhan and all the students willing to greet us and make us feel welcome!

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

Adapting to the difference between Swedish and Arabic culture, but it has been very fun to observe and learn the language, food culture and so on!

What are your impressions of Alexandria and Egypt?

Alexandria has been wonderful, it is truly a city with lots of history and a beautiful shoreline to the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt biggest asset is its people, the hospitality and generosity are always above and beyond.

Is there something about life in Alexandria and Egypt that has surprised, impressed you?

The different mix of cultures combined from the different eras in Alexandria, the Greek, roman, and so on all mixed together makes the city a beautiful historical place.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at KTH that, in the future, will do student exchange at PUA?

Feel free to talk to people, they will most surely help you or make your life easier in some way. Also, the seafood here is amazing, you have to try the crab soup at the fish market!

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

I have met amazing people whom I will remember, the new culture has been really fun to observe and live with and has opened up the interest to explore Egypt more in the future. I have also gained a more practical understanding in my field of engineering, something that I greatly appreciate.

Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

How do studies and researches at (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There are so many differences:

• Labs and lectures are highly informative and direct the students to a huge amount of data and information.
• The estimated learning hours of each course are longer, which means the students can learn the courses deeper. Also, the theory learning is always followed with the practical work, such as labs and project work.
• The organization of the academic year in four periods, each one with two courses to attempt, makes easier the planning of studying as well as the preparation of examination.
• The students are ambitious not only to get a good mark but also to really understand the subjects and above all, getting practical experience.
• Here students, researchers and teachers seem to be at same level with the same importance even if covering different roles. Furthermore, transparency and meritocracy are conditions without which KTH could not exist. All the people from students to professors form a great academic group providing a motivating study and research environment.
• KTH is the best place for an engineer with education and career ambitions.

Did (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes.

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)?

Classes take usually 8 hours, from 8 am to 5 pm with one hour lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Many projects and assignments require you to stay at campus even if you do not have classes that day. For example, during afternoon, if there are no lectures, group members from courses have meetings and discussion at many places created for them because they need a space for studying in silence and finish their tasks.

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)?

KTH proved that it has an incomparable high level of education and wide range of educational support like a great library, supporting efficient teachers and many interesting seminars not only related to the studied field.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

Because this is the first time I went to Stockholm, so the biggest challenge was reaching to my place of residence.

What are your impressions of (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that you visited?

- Stockholm is quite unique in comparison with other European capitals.
- It is a clean and beautiful city with large water areas and historic buildings.
- It is quiet and tidy and there are many tourist spots.
- Urban architecture is spread out among its islands creating space for many green areas.
- Swedish people are so nice and happy to help you. They can speak fluent English no matter they are young or old.
- Although Sweden is not that much populated, satisfying public facilities and provided infrastructures has made the life easy for everyone.

Is there something about life in (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that has surprised, impressed you?

Sweden is something much more than I expected. This country has impressed me with its landmarks, calm people, and the very positive and relaxed attitude towards everyday life. Furthermore, it is easy to communicate with people in Sweden as they are almost well familiar with the English as an international language.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do staff exchange at (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)?

I just want to say that I have been feeling really lucky to get the chance visiting KTH University. I strongly advise my colleagues to do the same.

Is there something from your experience that you can bring in to your professional role at PUA?

Yes. I can bring in my department new learning and teaching skills and also make a proposal for the master program.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

- My personal and teaching skills were improved.
- New experiences and practices were gained.
- My professional and personal development were changed.
- Our motivation in moving forward into progress must be kept up in every work we do and never give up and should always proceed onwards to development.

Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

Did School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

All the staff members I had met were very helpful and sociable. They were discussing in details their research interest and the curriculum they are teaching with highlighting the innovative teaching methodologies they are implementing

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland?

Their regular day starts at 8:00 am in the morning. Their day is divided into different tasks including teaching, laboratory sessions, seminars, meetings and research. At about 12:00 pm, they have their lunches and breaks. After that, they regularly meet their masters and Ph.D. candidates. Overall, they are trying to implement different innovative strategies in their lectures and they are more devoted to their research and international publications. The day usually ends at 4:00 or 5:00 pm.

What was the best part of your experience at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland?

I had a great chance to meet Prof. Dr. Antti Poso and Prof. Dr. Maija Lahtela-Kakkonen who have a proficiency in drug design and had the chance to try “Molecular Operating Environment, MOE” software, one of the programs they use in docking. In addition, I visited Kuopio University Hospital and saw the robots used in drug dispensing and chemotherapeutic preparations. In addition, the visit to the animal house was very fruitful.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

Everything was in Finnish language; all the signs in the streets and all the products, so situations like purchasing groceries or riding a Taxi with a driver who cannot speak English were challenging

What are your impressions of Kuopio and Finland that you visited?

It is fascinating country as it is part of Europe. Kuopio is a calm part of Finland and it is a beautiful city with magnificent landscape full of forests and lakes. The technology is in everything in their life, even for bike renting. The transportation tickets are booked via an application.

Is there something about life in Kuopio and Finland that has surprised, impressed you?

The weather surprised me as I literally saw the four seasons in one week. The weather rapidly changes even in the same day. It can start sunny and end with snow. In addition, I attended the festival of the “Labor Day”, which is in the first of May, just like Egypt. It is a special event there; the students wear special outfits with a color that indicates which faculty they are enrolled in. The graduates wear a white cap to indicate that they are graduated one day from University. Another special day is “May Day”, which is a celebration for the coming of spring season. I enjoyed the Finnish tradition at this time of the year, Munkkia (a kind of donuts) and Simaa (a special drink).

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do staff exchange at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland?

It is important to apply for Visa early enough before the visit. In addition, I recommend staying in the guest room in the university as it saved a lot of time without any need for the transportation especially in snowy days

Is there something from your experience that you can bring in to your professional role at PUA?

As a university staff member, I believe that this visit was substantial to my professional expertise. One important thing is that I am planning to apply flipped classroom in my courses to develop a more self-learner pharmacists.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

I think the visit helped me to build up more connections with a lot of professors and staff members either in pharmacology or other specialties. In addition, I got some knowledge about Finland such as their traditional food and souvenirs.

Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

Did KTH staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They were very helpful as they provided me with all data I wanted. They gave me from their time to ask about all information I wanted. I had an access from them to a lot of research papers. I also attended a PhD defense while I was there.

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at KTH?

The regular day starts at 8 am by attending lecture for 3 or 4 hours depends on the course. Then from 12 to 1 pm, it’s a lunch break for all teachers and students. From 1 pm till 4 or 5 pm it’s a workshop for the lecture in the morning. At somedays maybe sitting in the library for some research.

What was the best part of your experience at KTH?

Giving a lecture about BIM implementation to the undergraduate students at the BIM1 course.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To get as much information as I can that can benefit my studies and benefit my department at PUA.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It was so cold at that time in January and February, but a beautiful city. People are so helpful. All of them can speak English so it was easy to communicate with them. It was empty as the population of Sweden is so small compared to ours in Egypt.

Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

Every Tuesday at 10 pm a lot of people go out and scream with loud voice to get out the negative energy- as they assume-

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do staff exchange at KTH?

They have to take heavy clothes if anyone is going through winter days. They need to benefit from the ideas of the projects that the students make in the courses. We need to enlarge the cooperation in the level of the students.

Is there something from your experience that you can bring in to your professional role at PUA?

Of course, I have started to use what I have got through attending the BIM course at the KTH in teaching in the same course at my department at PUA. Also I have introduced through a presentation inside my department to the colleagues so any of them can gain any idea that can be executed in their courses.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

I have enlarged my professional network with many researchers and students from many nationalities. I have been introduced to many cultures. I have enhanced my English language by practicing it for 1 month. I have got many information that I can use through my master thesis.

Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

How do studies and researches at (Royal Institute of Technology KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I have attended lectures, practical tutorials and seminars during my short visit. There are several differences, some of them are minor but others are major differences. Starting with the minor differences: The lecturer is on time sharp in the classroom but starts the lecture after 15 minutes. Students are allowed to enter/leave the classroom upon their wish. Many students do not follow the instructor, instead they work on their laptops or mobile phones, but they do not interrupt the lesson in any way. If from noon till 1:00 pm there is a lecture, students are allowed to eat their lunch. As for the major differences: The time management differs from an instructor to another. For example, some instructors divide the lecture to 4 parts: 30 minutes’ lecture followed by a 15 minutes task, in which students work in groups. The instructor then discusses briefly the outcomes of the group task. After the discussion a 15 minutes break is given. After the break the lecture is continued for 30 minutes followed by a group task for another 15 minutes. Other instructors divide the lectures just in two parts: 45 minutes lecture followed by a 15 minutes break, then the lecture is continued for another 45 minutes. Students work with their own hands in the workshop. They are divided in groups with a maximum of 6 students in one group depending on the available space. The lecturer is the one who teaches the students how to work, a technician assists him. I attended a seminar, in which interactive learning was used in a very instructive way.

Did (Royal Institute of Technology KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Definitely yes. They were more than helpful.

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (Royal Institute of Technology KTH)?

Most of the lectures start at 10:00 am, only few start at 9:00 am. From 12:00 pm till 1:00 pm it’s lunch time. There are several restaurants at the campus where students and staff can buy food. Each department has a large kitchen, where students and staff can heat their own food in the microwave and make a cup of coffee or tea. After lunch, lectures and tutorials are continued and may extend till 7:00 pm.

What was the best part of your experience at (Royal Institute of Technology KTH)?

The best part was to experience the link between the academic part and the practical part, whether in the University or outside with the industry, where Master and PhD students deal with solving actual problems present in the industry.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

The biggest challenge was not to get lost in the KTH campus.

What are your impressions of (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that you visited?

It is an extremely organized country with perfect transportation facilities. The people are very friendly and helpful. All the locals speak English, unlike many other European countries. There just two disadvantages: everything is very expensive and the weather is very cold, even during spring time.

Is there something about life in (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that has surprised, impressed you?

The thing that has surprised me is that locals wear summer clothing at 3º C weather. And the thing that impressed me is how organized people at Sweden are.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do staff exchange at (Royal Institute of Technology KTH)?

My advice to them is to wear warm clothes and avoid travelling to Sweden in winter.

Is there something from your experience that you can bring in to your professional role at PUA?

Applying interactive learning in the proper way and letting students depend more on themselves regarding their tasks instead of spoon feeding them with the solutions.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

On a personal level, I have realized after this experience that life doesn’t have to be as stressful as we think it is. Problems become more complicated in a stressful environment.

Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

How to meet as much professor sand places in a short time

What are your impressions of (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that you visited?

Very clean and well organized. People are very decent

Is there something about life in (Stockholm) and (Sweden)that has surprised, impressed you?

No need for private car, you can depend on public transportation

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do staff exchange at (KTH)?

You should plan your schedule prior to your trip through emails in order to achieve maximum efficiency of your trip

Is there something from your experience that you can bring in to your professional role at PUA?

Yes, the criteria on which advanced topics in telecommunications and electronics are designed in addition to a list of elective courses

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

How to deal with staff from different academic environment

What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (University of Eastern Finland-UEF)?

I come to appreciate PUA methods of teaching students which literally ensures graduating students of solid pharmaceutical background .This was proved with the self-study of my courses abroad in UEF were if it weren’t for the assignments, self-study chapters , interactive activities done in PUA I wouldn’t have been able to study whole courses alone.

Did (University of Eastern Finland-UEF) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes, they were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout the semester. English language hasn’t been easy with some of the professors but most of them I managed to understand their requirements and how to study the required course contents. Even, with issuing the official transcript it was done smoothly.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at (University of Eastern Finland-UEF)?

Day started at 8 am, my dorm was about a 20 minute walk from the campus. I attend my lab work either of medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical technology till 11.30 am, then lunch break starts at campus for about an hour I join my colleagues then continue to another building with the Library and study are facilities where I read, study and summarize for about 3-4 hrs. By 5 pm, I return home and join my friends in dorm for a dinner and discussing our day. By 9 pm, time to sleep to start a fresh new day.

What was the best part of your experience at (University of Eastern Finland-UEF)?

Snow winter season after the green orange leaves of Autumn.There was a huge contrast between each season .In addition, the Viking scandanavian food and finnish sweets was a real delicacy.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

Getting used to the real cold of Finland and having to wear gloves, cap and scarves almost everywhere I go out even if it was simply to buy some groceries for about 10 minutes.

What are your impressions of (KOUPIO) and (FINLAND) that you visited?

Strange musical sound of the city which turned to be a small friendly village when I arrived there. Finland, most famously for Nokia phone products which turned out to be a famous city named NOKIA in Northern Finland and of course a good rank in education.

Is there something about life in (KOUPIO) and (FINLAND) that has surprised, impressed you?

Sauna is a must in every house and of course the large number of lakes and green trees everywhere; I almost got lost one day in them.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at (University of Eastern Finland-UEF)?

Better to buy winter material clothes, gloves, caps from Finland with a better thermal resistance than in Egypt. Second hand shops will be very handy in furnishing a student room for winter.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

There’s more to see abroad beyond what we are used to and comfortable with. Knowing English is not enough when you communicate with others. Living independently is the best way to know oneself and focus on strengthening improving character.

What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The practical work in KTH is more than in PUA, the way of learning differs a lot, the student in KTH is more independent.

Did KTH staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes of course everything was organized and developed and I have encountered some problems and the specialist helped me quickly

Could you describe a regular day as a student at (KTH)?

I go to my Studio at 9:00 AM, there is a lunch break at 12:00 PM, interactive learning is their way of learning, so it is every exciting,

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

The way they deal with me I did not feel that I am strange, Learn about a new place, new language, new people, exchange experiences and knowledge

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To gain much experience as I could, and travel as much as possible, it’s the best chance ever to learn more.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It is a very calm country, I really excited about it, it is a very organized city, and it's very respectful for human being specially the disable people.

Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

I was surprised as there are many students speaking English basically everywhere, and the freedom of independence from my parents is a wonderful thing to try

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at (name of partner university)?

Use time well to gain new and good skills and information, and make sure to spend every second in something useful.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

Self-reliance, good planning for the future, time Management, from knowledge sharing, and good relations with my Swedish friends

What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes they was very helpful and give us help in everything we needed.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at (KTH)?

Lectures starts at 8 o’clock every lecture is 2 hours there is a 15 min break after the first hour. from 12 to 1 o’clock there is launch break after that we complete our lectures and helping sessions.

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Dealing with different cultures and nationalities every day in the university.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

Self-reliance in daily life matters such as food preparation and laundry.

What are your impressions of (Stockholm ) and ( Sweden ) that you visited?

Stockholm gives off a very organized clean and efficient vibe. much of the city has new construction and development. Everything is clean, organized and running smoothly.

Is there something about life in (Stockholm) and (Sweden) that has surprised, impressed you?

Yes, in addition to the pleasing architecture, Stockholm is filled with nature and beauty. with compact islands filled with parks

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at (KTH)?

They have to make sure to take advantage of every moment they stay there.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

Self-reliance, ability to deal with different cultures and work perfection

What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The practical work in KTH is more than in PUA, the way of learning differs a lot, the student in KTH is more independent.

Did KTH staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes, they are so helpful.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at KTH?

I go to my studio/lecture, have a lunch break at 12.00 it was a good time to interact with my colleges and we have a regular presentation each week that we discuss in our work.

What was the best part of your experience at KTH?

Exploring the new place and new culture. Practicing English language, exchange experiences and knowledge.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To gain much experience as I could and to have the responsibility of everything in my life.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It is an amazing country really as they say about it a walkable city. I t is a very organized city beautiful building and parks.

Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

Actually all the people there speaks English so it was easily to communicate with any person. Also they are very respectful.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at KTH?

Do your best to gain that exchange. You will not only learn in a different way no you will gain a lot of skills and experience that will change your life and point of view to anything you see.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

Time Management
Self-indecency
Self –confident Practicing English

What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

 

 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

 KTH helps students to depend more on themselves “Self-Learning”, and owns different ways in giving lectures. Also, it is different in the way of the studio and site visit

 Did KTH staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

 Yes, everything was well organized and helpful

 Could you describe a regular day as a student at (KTH)?

I go to my lecture, discuss my work with the professors, know my points of weakness and work on them. Besides that, I take a lunch break from 12pm till 1pm and then I can continue my work in the studio.  

 What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Working in group work through the studio and discuss the project together. Also, the site visits there are more interesting. 

 What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To go back gaining more experience, new language, new friends, and depending on myself.  

 What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It is amazing and well-organized country with different culture. 

 Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

 I was surprised that there were discounts, especially in the transportation and food, everywhere for the students, helping them.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at (KTH)? 

Manage their time well to have some fun beside gaining more experiences. 

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level? 

Self-study plan
Self-dependent Time
Management

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

 What was the best part of your experience at PUA?

 I really liked student activities, it is a chance to meet other students and have fun together.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip? 

A new cultur, new people and much work.  

 What are your impressions of Alexandria and Egypt?

A very beautiful stad with its wonderful sea. A traffic that makes you do not want to out at all. Very friendly and social persons in all Egypt.  

 Is there something about life in Alexandria and Egypt that has surprised, impressed you?

 Traffic congestion is a big problem. People are very nice and easy to talk with.

 What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

  I have taken so much experience. To work and deal with people from other cultures, to live without family. I have learned so much during my exchange period.

What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

Did KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes, they were very helpful.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

In a regular day, I wake up at 7 am. Have breakfast. At 8 am I arrive at KTH to take my first lecture. Throughout the day it`s mostly attending class, if there is no class I`m in the library.

What was the best part of your experience at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

I learned to be more independent and of course getting to know new cultures, new stuff and new people.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To gain much experience as I could.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It is very beautiful country. It is clean, quiet and not so busy as you would expect from a capital. There is a very good, clean and organized public transportation.

Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

People in Sweden are kind and they are nice to foreigners.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

Use time will to gain more information.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

Self -reliance and Time Management.

What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

In KTH the study cares about practical work than the theoretical one, even the theoretical one based on something that related to your work after being graduated and the students in KTH are more independent. That was the clear difference between PUA and KTH

Did KTH staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate?

Yes of course every thing is organized and they are so helpful, they helped us a lot as much as they could, they help us in many problems that faced us despite it isn’t related to our study.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at (KTH)?

Everyday there was a lecture or laboratory so I attend, there is a break each one hour, interactive learning is their way of learning, so it is every exciting,

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Learning more about a new culture, new language, new people, exchange experiences and knowledge.

What was the biggest challenge for you during your trip?

To gain much experience as I could, it’s the best chance ever to learn more.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden that you visited?

It is a perfect country, I really excited here. It is a very organized city and not so crowded as you would expect for a capital.

Is there something about life in Stockholm and Sweden that has surprised, impressed you?

I was surprised as there are many students speaking English basically everywhere, so I have the impression that is the official language here.

Do you have any advice for colleagues at PUA that, in the future, will do student exchange at (KTH)?

Use time well to gain new and good skills and information, as it is the best chance ever to gain more and to be qualified.

What have you taken with you from this experience on a personal level?

Good planning for the future
Time Management
Benefit from knowledge sharing
Independent