Andreas Rehn LTU 2019
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"I am passionate about environmental issues"

Published: 1 October 2018

Name: Andreas Rehn
Age: 28
Hometown: Visby
Programme: Natural Resources Engineering

Why did you choose to study this programme?

"I chose Natural Resources Engineering because I am passionate about environmental issues and want to work for a sustainable society. How can we continue to grow and develop without adversely affecting the climate and the environment? By understanding how the earth works - oceans, air and nature - one can understand how we humans must act to preserve it, and not live on an overuse of resources that we do today. Reducing our emissions, but also our "footprint" on earth is a must and part of it is reducing our resource utilization of unsustainable fuel and materials, and starting to think circular and long-term. It is a part of what you get to learn in the Natural Resources programme, and is what I want to work with in the future."

What do you want to work with in the future?

"I would like to work in consulting in some form, but only after I have a PhD. I am not finished learning about improvements we can make for the environment; I want to continue and improve. But the roads after graduation are many, and I also see opportunities to work internationally."

What do you do in your spare time?

"I like nature and sports. I love to be out hiking, kayaking, skiing and ice skating on the ice during the winter months. The proximity to nature is one of the greatest attractions to Luleå and the university."

Do you have any advice for future students at Luleå University of Technology?

" I think the students should choose a programme first, and not be concerned about its geographical location. Moving up to Luleå and starting in Natural Resources Engineering is one of the best choices I have made and I do not regret it for a second."

"Once you have decided, put yourself in the free housing queue that is available for students here - you won't regret it!"