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New students in place

Published: 19 August 2022

We have finally welcomed our new students to Luleå University of Technology. We caught up with some students before they entered Ljusgården for an introduction to the university and the life that awaits them with us.

For the first time since the pandemic took hold of the world, we were finally able to gather our students for a welcome ceremony that took place in Ljusgården at Luleå University of Technology. Jennie Hägg Wilhelmsson , head of the student department, gave a welcome speech, followed by a ceremony by the student unions.

But before that, we managed to catch up with some students to hear about their expectations for their time studying at Luleå University of Technology.

Oliver Lundqvist

Hey what's your name?
- My name is Oliver Lundqvist and I am 20 years old.

Where are you from?
- I come from Luleå, my home town.

What are you going to study?
- I'm going to do a technical base year to then be able to study further.

Ok, is there something in particular you're aiming for then?
- It's computer technology, programming-related and so that's what I'm really looking forward to.

And why did you choose LTU if it is your hometown?
- A lot of people say that you shouldn't choose your hometown, but I've heard so much good things from my sister who goes here, that it's a good university with a good sense of camaraderie among the students.

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Albin Ghan Joy

Hey what's your name?
- Albin Ghan Fröjd and is 20 years old.

Where are you from?
- I come from Bollnäs, in Hälsingland.

What are you going to study?
- I'm going to study space, space technology!

Space technology only exists here, so then I understand how you ended up here!
- Exactly. And I have a friend who lives here, so it feels good.

What are you most looking forward to studying here?
- Learning about space!

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Pauline Sjöstrand


Hey what's your name?
- My name is Pauline Sjöstrand and I am 23 years old.

Where are you from?
- I come from Kungälv.

What are you going to study?
- I will study civil engineering with a specialization in industrial economics.

How did we manage to lure you here?
- Mainly because it is so close to nature. I'm a big skiing fan, mostly the mountains that attracted me up here. But also that the university has a good reputation, I got a good picture of the university.

What are you most looking forward to studying here?
- New communities and learning new things. I feel so ready to start studying!