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KTH Faces | Arpit

“If Life is like a box of chocolates, then last 2 years at KTH was a 48 piece collection pack of Ferrero Rocher with raisins at the core. I am really grateful that I got to be a part of this wonderful adventure starting back in 2016.

When I was researching about the universities for a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, I got to know about the KTH master’s challenge in India for scholarships in the 2 year program. I have to confess, I did not know anything about Sweden, or KTH for that matter beforehand, and I had almost made my mind to go to the United States. But while competing in the challenge, I studied a lot about the Swedish Culture, which eventually changed my mind. I was onboard with the idea of “Lagom Life”, something that I had been trying to achieve all my teenage years but kept failing miserably.

I absolutely adored every little thing in Stockholm when I arrived from New Delhi, the people, the dynamic weather, the architecture, the nature and all the daily new experiences which were quite different from my home. Almost all the courses, the labs, the professors and even the general atmosphere at KTH were beyond my expectations. I was lucky enough to get an internship at ABB switzerland that I could not have achieved without the support of the professors in the department, which turned out to be another adventure in itself. It was at KTH, when I realized that I am always delighted and particularly interested to work with Electrical Machines & drives, and thus I am working to make a career out of it. It was during these years, that I met the most wonderful people and forged the strongest friendships. Thus, I am thankful that KTH happened to me and would recommend anyone if they want to have a blast. So in the end, have I achieved the “Lagom Life”? Of course not.

P.S. These photos were taken just after the “fantastic” Master Thesis Presentation at KTH, which explains the ecstatic face.”

Arpit Gupta hails from India and studied the Master’s programme in Electrical Power Engineering at KTH.

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Picture Credits: Nayanika Bhalla