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"My programme offers a solid academic background, it combines practical projects and interaction with companies"

Federico comes from Italy. Previously, he was studying Industrial Production Engineering at Politecnico of Turin. However, during his bachelor’s studies he did an Erasmus in Athlone (Ireland) and worked for 5 months in Amsterdam. During his free time he loves playing volleyball and get involved with different student associations.

What made you choose KTH?

I decided to move to Stockholm mainly because of KTH; I was fascinated by the master’s programme and by its good connection with industries. Honestly, it was a bit of a random choice, but it has probably been one of the best decisions I have ever made!

What do you like most about KTH?

I love the fact that at KTH you can feel like part of a community, and if you like having an active student life, you will find an immense number of opportunities. On the top of that, the level of the university is high, so you have the chance to combine a good education with a good amount of fun.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?

Stockholm is a nice city, and even though it's not one of the main European capitals, it has plenty of possibility and activities. Moreover, I love the city centre – Gamla Stan is a magic place, with its tiny streets.

What is your best memory from your time at KTH so far?

My best memory at KTH is linked to the international reception period – KTH organises an incredible number of activities to welcome the new students and, and my personal suggestion would be to take part in as many events as possible.

Are there any differences between studying at KTH and your home university?

In Italy, I was used to a different system. First of all, the academic year was divided only into semesters and not also into periods, as it is at KTH. Secondly, I had final exams only. Here, instead, I'm working on many projects and assignments; therefore, I have to work more during the semester but am free during the exam session.

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

My suggestion would be: "Submit your application and get ready to embrace a wonderful journey." I know it might be scary to move to a new country for two years, but you won't regret your choice.

What do you see as the most significant aspects of your programme?

My programme offers a solid academic background, but at the same time it forces you to work on practical projects and to interact with companies. I believe that this combination of factors is unique and valid.

Are you taking part in any student activities?

Yes, I am! During my free time, I love to do volunteer work. I'm a board member of THS MAIN, and I'm helping out on the student board of Industrial Management.

Do you have a dream job after graduating from KTH?

My long-term goal is to work in the field of social innovation, and in particular my dream is to work on development projects for emerging countries. That is probably not going to be my first job after my graduation, but that is what I'm hoping to achieve one day in my life!