08 June 2021
Except for short travels, I have never been away from home for such a long time. I spent my last 20 years living in the same city in China. I must admit that moving to a completely new place brought more than just excitement. I moved to my new home university during COVID-19, so understandably I was also a little bit nervous. Nevertheless, here I am, landed and living in Sweden, attending one of the most prestigious technical institutions, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Sweden was a no-brainer choice for me. It is considered one of the most innovative countries in the world. In fact, many people refer to it as the Silicon Valley of Europe because it has the third highest startup rate in the world. In fact, it ranks second - only behind the famous U.S.A. region - for startups valued at above $1 billion per capita.
Of course, moving to a Nordic country also deserves a special mention about Aurora (the northern lights). Before I get completely carried away by this amazing experience, let me introduce myself – I am Yanshu Wei, a student of Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities.
If you are considering to study at one of EIT InnoEnergy’s partner universities, you may still be a little bit nervous (like I was) So, let me ease your concerns by sharing my student experience with you in this blog!