Study visit from India
This Monday, six students from India and their teachers visited the School of ICT together with their Swedish host students and teachers. The exchange, which is a part of the Global citizen programme, aims to give school principals, teachers and students more knowledge about the opportunities and responsibilities of globalisation.
The programme started in 2006 and now in 2012, ten well-known upper secondary schools are involved and over 60 students, teachers and school leaders visit China and India every year. The programme stimulates students to study or work abroad and to learn to work together with people from diverse cultures which is important even in these times of rapid data communication which allows us to be global from home.
During their visit at the School of ICT the students met Åke Lindström, Market Director at Kista Science City, who gave a quick lecture on how the ICT cluster Kista was formed. Urban Westergren, associate professor at the School of ICT, talked about the academic side of Kista and the broad range of ICT that is to be found at KTH. Samarth Deo, master’s student from India, talked about why he chose to leave India to study at KTH ICT and how it is to be an Indian student in Sweden. The visit ended with a tour at the Electrum Laboratory led by the director Nils Nordell.