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Hairu comes from China. She got her bachelor's degree in Information Engineering from Southeast University in China. Her interests include travelling, hiking and running.

Why did you choose this master's programme at KTH?

When I was a freshman in my undergraduate school, I found that I was very interested in microwave engineering, and I hope to continue my research and study in this direction. Especially in the design of radar and antenna, it is fascinating, which can well combine the theoretical research with practical application, and they are also a powerful driving force to promote intelligent life. After extensive searching and inquiry, I finally decided to continue the research of microwave engineering at KTH. 

First of all, KTH ranks very well in the electrical area, which means excellent experimental equipment and resources. Secondly, the academic atmosphere at KTH is very free. Students can explore their unlimited possibilities, at the same time, they can get help and patient guidance from excellent teachers, which is great for me. In addition, Sweden's natural and cultural environment deeply attracted me. There are beautiful forests, fresh air and friendly people. So I decided that I want to study and live here.

What are the best aspects of your programme?

I think the best aspect of our programme is that it is for the learning of knowledge and the practical application of knowledge. In addition to learning theories, you can also participate in interesting experiments and listen to lectures by excellent engineers from companies and knowledgeable professors from other universities. You'll not only know what I'm going to learn but also why I'm going to learn it and where it can be applied, which is great.

How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?

In my past study experience, I may spend more time finishing my homework and preparing for the exam. At the same time, this homework and exam are usual written forms that pay more attention to some basic knowledge, so I can improve my grades by doing more exercises. Studies at KTH is very different. The teaching here pays more attention to the understanding and application of knowledge. At the same time, the teacher is like a friend who shares knowledge with you, rather than a simple teaching process, and students take notes. We need to spend some time consulting materials and a better comprehensive understanding of knowledge. At the same time, teaching not only focuses on simple grades but also includes presentation, labs and other contents, which make students get more comprehensive development. 

How is student life in Stockholm?

Life in Stockholm is so colourful that students can take part in great courses and interesting experiments. If you are interested in research, the professors are pleased to provide you with research projects and guidance. You can also apply to be a research assistant or teaching assistant. If you like to participate in colourful activities, the student union offers almost all the exciting activities you can think of. At the same time, Stockholm's environment is also excellent. National parks are very convenient, whether you want to swim in the lake or run in the forest.

What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master's studies?

My best decision is to study at KTH, where you gain knowledge, make good friends, meet good teachers, and have rich extracurricular activities. If you are looking for a university, KTH is an excellent choice to put in the first place. At the same time, if you have any questions or confusion in this process, do not hesitate to contact us. I'm looking forward to meeting you at KTH.