Xinyi comes from China and just finished her first year as a master's student in Medical Engineering at the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. She graduated from Zhejiang University in China. She loves cooking and running.
Why did you choose this master’s programme at KTH?
My home univeristyl has had good cooperation with KTH in master’s education for years, and that’s how I came to know about KTH. Further, I wanted to broaden my scope of knowledge from an overseas study. The course syllabus at KTH also aligned well with my interest.
What are the best aspects of your programme?
In the medical engineering programme, the syllabus's practical courses and flexible choices allow me to focus on a unique direction and train my engineering skills. In the first year, multiple topics are introduced in different forms, including practical projects and theoretical studies. Thereafter, I can choose one area in the second year and dig deep into it. I think this syllabus style would benefit students having different plans and goals.
Have you chosen a specialisation track within the programme?
I chose the track of computer science as my major. Various exciting applications in medical research employ computer science techniques, such as medical image analysis in clinical diagnosis and brain connectivity analysis. I look forward to learning and exploring more in this area with cutting-edge knowledge under this track.
What are some of your favourite courses so far?
One of my favourite courses at KTH is ‘Statistics for Medical Engineering’, one of our introductory courses. It provides a solid knowledge of statistics and statistical medical cases for practice. The four seminars during this course bring the discussion in depth according to the issues, which are helpful for learning.
How is student life in Stockholm?
Student life in Stockholm is very relaxing and chill, especially if you love nature and enjoy outdoor events. You can always admire a fantastic view of the city. And the significant amount of forest with good living conditions for animals near KTH surprises me, although we are in the capital's centre.
What do you want to do after graduating?
Thereare many possibilities after graduation, and I am open to different opportunities. But if possible, I would consider doing a PhD in the direction of medical image. I find it a meaningful and challenging area for human health.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master’s studies?
Studying at KTH has been an amazing experience for me. It provides lots of opportunities as well as possibilities toward my goal. I feel that not only the master’s education but the spirit of this country, the wisdom of the people and this two-year experience will influence me for a long time and open my eyes to a totally different life.