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InnoBlog: Settling into KTH Royal Institute of Technology

It has been slightly more than 3 months since I arrived at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. To offer some background I have graduated in 2019 from The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. The 2-year programme run by EIT InnoEnergy will see me start in Sweden for a year of studies and finish the programme in France at one of two universities.

Though it wasn’t the first time I was travelling abroad in pursuit of academics, several prevailing circumstances meant that the move abroad for my future career path was always going to be somewhat of a challenge. For one it was happening in the wake of a global pandemic that has reduced international travel to a trickle. For another it was close to 2 years since I had last been in class and had sort of “lost the academic groove.”

The transition has been a lot more fluid than I had anticipated. KTH’s international reception programme, turned out to be the best way to be support students settling in. Happening around the same time as we are getting pointers from our seniors who have now moved to their second-year universities, the transition has been seamless such that as the pace of the semester picks up some steam, we find ourselves firmly in the drivers’ seats.

COVID -19 hiccups

On my flight from Nairobi to Addis Ababa I had to go through some rather stringent examinations to convince the authorities that I was fit for travel. A negative covid-19 test taken roughly 36 hours before my flight turned out to be extremely useful. However, when I landed in Stockholm, I was surprised how normal the situation was.


I was worried about my study experience being dampened by restrictive measures but in Sweden it seemed that people naturally kept their distance and everyday life was very much like before Covid-19. As a sidenote, most of the Swedes are now vaccinated which accounts for the small rate of infection.


Some of the classes were still available in hybrid version to accommodate students that wanted to self-distance. With half of the class physically present and the other half following proceedings via Zoom meant that students could follow the classes online if they wished. 

The first few steps towards a future in energy

All in all it has been an excellent commencement to this pivotal period in our lives. EIT InnoEnergy had described applying for the Master’s School as “the first step towards your destiny” and speaking for myself, I am pleased that it feels exactly that way.  


By Agar Omondi,  European Master’s in Nuclear Energy student

Master’s in Nuclear Energy Information Session

26 November 2021. 15.00 CET. Nuclear energy plays an essential role in the global low-carbon energy mix. It is vital to the successful energy transition – and is a dynamic sector in which to build a lifelong career in sustainable energy.


Meet EIT InnoEnergy European Master’s in Nuclear Energy Programme Director and Coordinators to learn about its courses and syllabus, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Journey and career prospects after graduation!