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Malak al-Talibani, Mahmoud Rihawi and Hanna Johansson. Photo: Linnea Lindberg View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Successful welcoming day at Luleå University of Technology

Published: 22 September 2016

Around 50 asylum seekers and refugees visited Luleå University of Technology on Wednesday.
– It’s good to get information on different study opportunities, says Malak al-Talibani from Iraq, who are interested in the Master Programme in Architectural Engineering

Luleå University of Technology had invited refugees and asylum seekers from all around Norrbotten to the welcoming day.

On the agenda were lectures, meetings with researchers, teachers and students and information about Luleå University of Technology and university studies in Sweden.

– We want to reach out to this group and introduce them to Luleå University of Technology and inform them about our education and research, says Susanne Ljunghager, project manager at Luleå University of Technology.

One of the participants were Malak al-Talibani, who came to Sweden from Iraq nine months ago.

– I’d like to study at the university, but first I have to wait for a residence permit and then learn to speak Swedish. It’s very good to get information about study opportunities, she says.

Mahmoud Rihawi appreciated the visit to Luleå University of Technology.

– Studying here seems diffrent from studying in Iraq, he says.

Fire engineering student Hanna Johansson was on site to help informing the visitors
– Most of them already have a long education and want to know more about our Master’s courses, job opportunities or how they can complement their existing education, she says.