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Jane Mulenshi comes from Zambia and now has a scholarship from the Swedish Institute which gives her the opportunity to study at Luleå University of Technology. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Jane from Zambia has a scholarship from The Swedish Institute

Published: 8 November 2013

Jane Mulenshi from Zambia is studying The Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. Before she got this opportunity Jane worked 9 years in the mining industry in Zambia, where mining is very important and where copper has long been a significant export income.

Jane Mulenshi have been in Sweden for two months, but will be here for two years before her education is complete.

- The lecture rooms and laboratories are well equipped making studying at Luleå University of Technology even more enjoyable! The weather is definitely a challenge because this is the first time I am experiencing such low temperatures but so far I am coping. With the right clothes it is manageable. Luleå is a nice city, I like the fact that it is quiet and not highly populated, says Jane Mulenshi.

LTU Press photo - Jane Mulenshi -
In the mineral lab

- When it comes to scholarships from the Swedish Institute there is a process where our university sign up with a Master program. Based on the applicants qualifications, The Swedish Institute will select the students who get the scholarships. Unfortunately, there are too few scholarships. Several of our past students have continued to graduate students and one is currently working at Boliden Minerals, says Bertil Pålsson, senior lecturer and programme co-ordinator for the Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering at the university.

Jane Mulenshi is a graduate of Zambia School of Mines, which is a well-regarded university in the mining industry. She has also worked at The Mopani Copper Mines PLC in Mufulira Zambia. After completing the master's degree at the university, Jane hope to return to Zambia School of Mines, University of Zambia, as a Lecturer.

- I can say that Jane is a perfect student for us and our Master Programme in Minerals and Metallurgical Engineering. A good basic education and practical experience. Generally, students from African countries with a mining education in English has been very good Master students, says Bertil Pålsson.


Jane Mulenshi

Bertil Pålsson

Swedish Institute