Ask Jixing questions about KTH and read more about his decision to study at KTH, thoughts about Sweden, advice to prospective students and his plans for the future.
Hey! My name is Jixing Liu. I'm from China and currently pursuing my master's degree in Embedded Systems at KTH. Before starting my life at KTH, I graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology and majored in Electrical Engineering and Automation. I enjoy playing basketball, travelling as well as watching documentaries and films. And I have also cultivated a cooking hobby during my life here in Sweden.
Why did you choose this master’s programme at KTH?
KTH is one of the world's most prestigious universities in engineering and technology. Its master's programme in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with good integration of both the theoretical and practical aspects, not only provides students with access to cutting-edge expertise but also offers students the opportunities to put it into practice through projects and research. The programme allows me to customise my curriculum, emphasising Embedded Systems, which satisfies my research interests in embedded systems and software.
What are the best aspects of your programme?
I think flexibility in choosing courses is one of the best aspects. It allows me to personalise the course schedule within the programme through different tracks. You are also entitled to learn some knowledge and technologies from courses provided by other programmes.
Further, opportunities to perform projects with technology companies are highly valued. My capacity to analyse and solve practical problems has significantly increased by applying the knowledge and skills acquired while learning new ones.
How do studies at KTH differ from your previous studies?
At KTH, students get exposure to an atmosphere filled with opportunities to do hands-on projects. And it is customary for students from different cultural backgrounds to work together, aiming to develop teamwork capabilities and solve problems. I'm convinced that this education scheme will tremendously benefit students' development.
Additionally, instead of two semesters, every academic year is divided into four periods, meaning there are two periods each semester. This allows students to focus on two courses with high efficiency and concentration during each period.
How is student life in Stockholm?
Student life here is fun and exciting. Stockholm is a city close to nature and has charming cultural scenery. Here you find infinite possibilities and enjoy a balanced work life.
How would you describe your time at KTH so far?
KTH provides a solid academic atmosphere that has enhanced my theoretical as well as interpersonal skills. The people I have met and the places I have visited enriched my horizon and showed me various possibilities in life. I am convinced that every day that passes at KTH is one positive step toward my future.
What would you like to say to students considering choosing KTH for master’s studies?
No need to think twice! You can learn advanced knowledge and technology from internationally acclaimed professors at KTH and gain valuable experience in cooperation with outstanding students worldwide. The endless opportunities and possibilities provided by KTH and Sweden will enable you to improve yourselves technically and personally.