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BIOTECHNOLOGY, MASTER

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Sandra Gonçalves studies Biotechnology

"At Aalborg University we often work in groups and engage in discussions, and this is a very positive aspect of being a student here"

"A friend of mine was a student at Aalborg University and convinced me to follow his lead. I love to travel and have previously lived in Greece, Portugal and Luxemburg so I was quickly sold on the idea.

At Aalborg University we often work in groups and engage in discussions, and this is a very positive aspect of being a student here. I believe that it helps me understand what we need to learn. Asking questions or having to explain something to my fellow students or lecturers helps me clarify whether I have actually understood the issue. 

At AAU we are allowed to spend more time in the lab than in Portugal where teaching is much more theoretical. In Portugal we were not allowed to work in the lab, because it’s too expensive, and we make too many mistakes. At AAU our lecturers trust us, and it’s okay to make mistakes; we just have to explain why we made the mistakes in the first place.

You easily meet other international students here. None of us have a network in this country, and we are all interested in making new friends. I have also found that many social activities are available here. For example, it’s easy to become involved in volunteer work."

Sandra Cristina Lopes Gonçalves, studying Biotechnology.