Chalmers has given me more than I was expecting

Coming to Chalmers was one of the best decisions I have made in my life!

A little bit about me

Hi, my name is Juana! I am from Bogota, Colombia, and I am doing the second year of my Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Industrial Ecology at Chalmers. I studied Economics in Colombia and before coming to Europe I was working as project manager at an environmental trust fund in Bogota.

What did you know about Chalmers prior to arriving in Gothenburg?

Before coming to Chalmers I knew it was one of the most sustainable universities in Europe since it was part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability in the mid-2000s. I was also aware of its reputation as technical university and a hotspot for research and innovation.

Why Chalmers?

Chalmers is part of the consortium that created the Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme in Industrial Ecology and it is a renowned institution for its work on sustainability, collaboration with industries and innovation. Some of the professors at Chalmers have provided the founding elements of Industrial Ecology so it seemed natural to come here if I wanted to get the best education.

What have you learnt or gotten from Chalmers?

Chalmers has given me more than I was expecting. Besides an excellent education experience, I was able to make wonderful friends and to join organisations such as Chalmers Students for Sustainability and Chalmers Management Consulting Club that gave me the opportunity to participate in projects, acquire leadership skills and interact with the industry. I also had the opportunity to be part of the Challenge Lab where I am conducting my Master’s thesis. At Chalmers I also have the chance to attend parties, movie nights, lectures, relax, exercise, etc.

What would you tell to new aspirants and why take the shot on Chalmers?

Chalmers is the best educational experience I have had not only for the quality of the education but because of the people that you can find here as well as the million opportunities to do lots of things that complement your  education. Besides that, Gothenburg is an open city where innovation is a driving force which creates many opportunities for us as students. Coming to Chalmers is one of the best decisions I have made in my life and I will encourage anyone to come and enjoy it as much as I have.

My Bio:

  • Erasmus Mundus MSc in Industrial Ecology , Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (2014 – present )
  • Bsc in Economy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá D.C, Colombia ( 1997 – 2002 )
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Text: Juana Camacho
Edited by: Oana Georgescu
Photo: Private

Related links

Erasmus Mundus MSc in Industrial Ecology
Alliance for Global Sustainability
Chalmers Students for Sustainability
Chalmers Management Consulting Club
Challenge Lab

Published: Fri 20 Mar 2015. Modified: Fri 21 Oct 2016