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Karl believes that the bar is set higher at KTH

Karl is studying the master's programme in Mathematics. Born and raised in Stockholm he decided to continue with his career as a student at KTH. He has always found it exciting to learn more, especially about mathematics.

What made you decide to start studying at KTH?
A reason for enrolling in studies at KTH was foremost due to that KTH could offer a civil engineering programme, Engineering Physics, and a master’s programme, Mathematics, containing courses well suited to my interests, moreover, KTH being a renowned educational institution made the decision easy.

How did you decide which programme to choose?
I have always found it exciting to learn more, especially learning more about mathematics.

What do you see as the greatest aspects of your programme?
That one constantly is faced with ideas which are highly dense in information and not always from the beginning self-evident-structure. From a personal perspective, training in the field of mathematics, doing all the detailed work, has made the acquiring of knowledge and information from new fields less painful.

How do studies here at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?
The bar is set higher, more information is supposed to be processed in a shorter amount of time.

What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?
It is my home town! It is lovely during the summer, breathtaking when seen from the waterside.

Do you have a special place in Stockholm you would advise other to seek out?
I would like to recommend the vegetarian buffet combined with the nice view overlooking Stockholm from "Herman's" situated at Fjällgatan on Södermalm, near Ersta.

Could you describe a regular day as a student at KTH?
My days often consist of a lecture, reading up on some theory needed for the upcoming test or struggling with making sense of the concepts needed to understand the latest hand in assignment.

What do you want to do after you have received your degree here at KTH?
I aim towards doing original research combined with teaching within mathematics. A dream job would be one requiring a wide range of competencies, ranging from detailed knowledge about the inner workings of a subject to people skills.