Scholarship opened new opportunities
Thanks to a grant from the Swedish Institute - SI - Tsegaye Berhane Abay from Ethiopia can study geociences at Luleå University of Technology.
Swedish Institute's mission is to promote international exchange in the fields of culture, education, science, society and the international experience and media exchange.
Tsegaye Berhane Abay study the Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences.
"My first impression about LTU is that, it is a lively and vibrant university which is full of hard working dedicated academic staff members with of course very cooperative and competent support service providers. I have found it to be equipped with the best teaching and service technologies and I find studying here the very refreshing and rewarding" says Tsegay Berhane Abay.
The master programme provides skills for work as a geologist / geophysicist in the mineral exploration and mining industry or in environmental geosciences.
"Before I applied and was admitted to this program, I have graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and have been working for some time in geosciences. Even though I am in my first year study and have not finally decided where I am going to carry out my final degree project, I would prefer to do it here in northern Sweden, where most of the best exploration and mining companies are based", says Tsegay Berhane Abay.