Adnan enjoys the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Stockholm
Adnan Ali Afridi comes from Pakistan and studied Applied physics in Islamabad before starting his studies at KTH. He loves to play cricket, cycling and camping.
What made you choose KTH and Stockholm?
I always had a curiosity for studying magnetism in a high research environment. This curiosity led me to choose KTH which is a highly reputed institute with excellent innovations. The research activities at KTH are carried out with close collaboration with industries which gives the opportunity to master's students to be part of it. After reading about the details of the programme online, I had the feeling that this is the place where I can achieve my goals.
Also, the top ranking of Stockholm in business start-ups, IT, and safety attracted me a lot. The city is full of nature, parks and built on fourteen islands. Stockholm is called the Capital of Scandinavia, and I love to be here.
What do you like most about KTH?
The education at KTH is very well structured and gives the student a clear path to achieve expertise in the field of their interest. Computer labs are available seven days a week around the clock as well as open access to library material.
What are your impressions of Stockholm and Sweden?
Sweden is one of the best and most eco-loving countries in the world. Stockholm is amazing; one can find lots of events all around the year. I do not doubt saying that Stockholm is a cosmopolitan city. The city is beautifully organized, full of greenery and parks which keep you healthy and happy. The beauty of the country and city reflects the people living here. They are very polite, helpful and welcoming as they are fluent in English.
The living standard is high and gives you safety and quality of life. Summer in Stockholm is lush green, and one can enjoy the long day light, while during winter we have snow.
What do you like most about being here?
There are a lot of things I like about being here! Specifically looking at the educational, health and transportation services which are so well organised and structured, down to the people working. They are very punctual, focused and organised.
What is your best memory so far from your time at KTH?
When I reached Arlanda airport and was received and welcomed by KTH students, as well as the introduction related activities by the student union after the registration.
What do you think are the differences between studying at KTH and your home university?
Well, there is a range of courses which I can choose and get expertise in the field of my choice. I have excellent opportunities to work together with students of diverse nationalities. Each course is designed differently, which can enhance leadership, communication, technical and research skills.
What would you like to say to students thinking of choosing KTH for master’s studies?
KTH is among the best and most reputed technical universities where research projects are carried out in collaboration with industry, as well as with other prominent research groups.
Students have the opportunity to work in high tech labs during their courses and thesis projects. The education at KTH makes you capable of working independently on research projects which is one of the core requirements for PhD studies. Students are provided not only with the best education system but also with excellent health care facilities.
During their stay at KTH, students will have different activities and events besides their studies. One of the best is Armada, a career fair, where students can mingle and have direct contact with the leading companies such as ABB, Ericsson, Tieto and Scania for future job opportunities.
Sweden is famous for being peaceful, green and a leading nation in IT. Students will not only enjoy walking in historical Gamla Stan streets but also will appreciate the underground metro art. The city is full of cycling and jogging tracks but also has swimming, camping, skiing spots and of course beautiful islands which provides a healthy environment to students.