In the 3rd semester of the master’s programme in Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship, you have the opportunity to go abroad or spend your semester in a company.
The ICTE programme cooperates with leading companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Terma, Litepoint, Sonofon and The Confederation of Danish Industry, facilitating valuable contacts and interesting project opportunities. THe ICTE programme is part of the global education programme at Center for TeleInFrastructure (CTIF) at AAU. The Center has its head office in Aalborg and includes departments in Copehagen, Rome, Calcutta and Yokosuka (Japan). Our students go to the US, Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, England, Sweden, France, etc.
The International Office at Aalborg University may assist you with guidance, but you must make your own preparations, incl. checking whether you need advanced credit transfer, looking for accommodation, checking up on insurance, visa and possible needed vaccinations, and, if relevant, how to avoid a lapse of your Danish residence permit.
Daniel's Chinese adventure
"The journey started an early morning in July, where my fellow chosen colleagues and I landed in Beijing. Experiencing the Chinese culture for the first time was defiantly interesting, when considering how we in Europe do so many things differently. Here I am especially thinking or their food, the way of shopping and the handling of traffic (You probably need to go there to see what I mean…).
Huawei had separated the trip into two parts. The first part focused on the culture and the language in Beijing, while the second part focused on technical topics within the area of telecommunication in Shenzhen.
Learning the most essential words and phrases in Chinese actually proved to be quite useful, as I personally, and probably also a few others, experienced getting lost during the trip and therefore had to find my way back to the group. It was also a valuable tool for haggling with the price of the stuff you want to purchase, e.g. drones, electronic components, clothing, etc. It was very rare to meet someone capable of talking English.
Learning from Huawei about telecommunication was also interesting, regardless of prior knowledge. Sometimes they would present something which some of us knew already, for example the basics of Internet of Things and Big Data, while at other points they would present something entirely new, for example how to physically setup a 4G base station and test its functionalities afterwards.
I enjoyed my time in both Beijing and Shenzhen. However, seeing Shenzhen’s electronic market and experiencing the expertise of the shopkeepers was an eye-opening experience for an engineer with a specialization within product development. It is highly likely that I will return to Shenzhen at some point.
Lastly, not to forget, we used the last day on the trip to visit Hong Kong and get a feeling of how the Chinese culture had merged with the European.
I would recommend anybody doing an education related to the field of telecommunication to apply for the Seeds for the Future program. I think it is an amazing experience, which will provide you with some valuable knowledge when you get back home. I hope for your own sake that you take the chance and try sending an application."
Daniel H. Jacobsen
M.Sc. Innovative Communication Tech. & Entrepreneurship, AAU-Cph