I benefited from practical experience in full-time education with a foundation premised on real-life experiences, role plays, teamwork, case studies, research, implementation and publication of new knowledge.View more
The biggest pros experienced this far is that Linköping University is excellent in the way they encourage and motivate their students to participate in activities, both at school and activities outside school. The student life is great and there is never a dull moment if you do not want so.
Furthermore, Linköping University offers great opportunities to build and create future contacts. There are lots of workshops to attend, lectures held by real success companies etc.
The business and economics programme supplies its students with great courses overall. Of course, there are things that can be improved in some courses and some teachers are better than others. However, overall I am very satisfied with the education and the knowledge I have gained during my first three years.View more
It seemed that the programme was not neatly organised. During the first course, the lecturer decided to change the passing criteria which left some students forced to re-do their entire work they have done so far. The second course was led by a different lecturer who was not consistent in the grading as some students received grades A-F for a particular exercise and others were graded with Pass or Fail. Furthermore, the students were told that there was a possibility of an exchange with another university or an internship instead of the third semester. However, neither of the students was able to satisfy the expectations of the lecturers who were in charge with regard to neither the internship nor the exchange. Finally, multiple students have struggled with the thesis seminar. In my case, I was assigned two thesis advisors. Their input to my thesis seemed to partially contradict each other. I have been receiving comments to my thesis with significant intervals which slowed down my progress. As the deadline approached, I was left with an impression that neither of my advisors knows what my thesis is about as i was receiving comments recommending measurements that were impossible to include while having the data that I was working with. What is more, shortly before the deadline (which was on Friday), I received comments on Monday. I was working with them, knowing that I have at most 4 days to implement the changes that were recommended. However, on Wednesday I was informed by one of my advisors that they will not have time to go through the changes that I have introduced, therefore delaying my presentation by 6 months. Throughout these 6 months, I have received 2 emails with comments in the span of a week. One of my advisors kept informing me that their comments will arrive shortly however, I have not received them until now that I have graduated. After the preliminary examination, I have received feedback from my examiner, which showed fundamental problems in my thesis. I wish I have known about these errors earlier however, I seemed to be unable to draw these conclusions from the feedback that I have been given.
In general, I do not recommend studying at the Institute of Analytical Sociology. The structure of this programme had to be accepted by a person in charge, however, it seemed that the course lacked organisation and the goodwill of some of the lecturers. I have experienced treatment that could be interpreted as malevolent and passively aggressive not only towards myself but towards my classmates as well. Multiple of my emails were left unanswered with me being blamed for using nonprofessional means of communication out of desperation for help. Having said that, most of the lecturers who I have encountered were very helpful together with the administrative employees.
Finally, the programme managers were assuring us of the usefulness of the tools we were taught. This is true to some extent however, drawbacks of some of the teaching methods were not mentioned while being undeniably vital to the perception of future career opportunities.
Linköping University is located perfectly centralized in the southern part of Sweden. This may not seem to be of any interest, but it is actually the key to the various backgrounds of the students who comes here to study. I am originally from Stockholm, and my aim in choosing Linköping as my new hometown was
1. The mix of students studying here, whereas I believe its thriving meeting new people from other cities.
2. The education. I am in my third year at the program Industrial Engineering, and I couldn’t be more pleased with my education so far. Over all, the University is at the forefront when it comes to science and research, masterprograms and opportunities in working life.
3. The student life. I love it! Throughout my time at University have been active in various associations, both organize smaller events, but also coordinate the reception period. Of course there has been some participation for pure fun as well…
I do hope that gave you a brief introduction of my view of Linköpings University!
I’ll be honest here, my journey with LU is still at the very beginning but I have some interesting things to voice.
First, through the admission process, within two weeks I knew whether I am qualified or considered for the program and that really helps us students to know where we stand with the application process!
LU also offered quite the webinars for the program that I want to study which made me have a better overview on what I am going towards!
And lastly, the full study syllabus being on the university website was also very helpful.
I was in Linköping University as an exchange student. The experience I had there has been a new one for me because I became familiar with outdoor education during my stay in Linköping. A great importance is given to experiential learning. The aim and the materials and teaching style of the professors are well organized. You can get the knowledge from a different and effective perspective. Apart from educational sides, there are also many student activities you can do. Having overalls and patches is a tradition in this university. Almost all events are revolved around the overalls and having patches. Also, people are really nice in this university!View more