Toasts raised for the Autumn student prospectus
Glasses of bubbly and bowls of sweets in the university’s black and yellow colours brought the party spirit to Linnaeus University when its first student prospectus was presented for the Autumn 2010 term.
Staff, students and press representatives mingled and raised their glasses simultaneously in Växjö and Kalmar via video link to celebrate the release of the new student prospectus.
‘There has been a great deal of hard work from many people involved in the production of this prospectus. Thanks to them we can present a prospectus in record time which gives us a further two and a half months for student recruitment. Now that the prospectus has been released, we can take it with us when we visit student fairs where we will come into contact with 50 000 upper secondary school pupils’ said Anna Strömblad, Linnaeus University’s director of communications.
Anders Ingwald, director for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree programme in Industrial Economics specializing in maintenance management, spoke of the expectations for the new programme starting in Autumn 2010.
‘Upon successful completion of their studies, this degree programme will give students the ability to understand both the technical and financial aspects of production system maintenance. It will become more important as systems become more complicated and competition between companies increases’, added Anders Ingwald.
In the applications already received for Spring 2010 it can be clearly seen that interest for the foundation year in the Natural Sciences has increased considerably. This also means that more students are now qualified for entry to the courses and programmes in the Natural Sciences provided at Linnaeus University. One example is the degree programme in Nutrition and Food Science where Anna Blücher is programme director.
‘Our students acquire a broad foundation in chemistry and become both nutritionists and food scientists. They can then find work for example within quality assurance in the food industry, as food inspectors for local authorities and as chemists. And there’s no problem getting jobs. They are very much in demand. The problem is getting the students to come to us. Once they are here it isn’t difficult to get them to stay. The students are very happy with the programme which is characterized by high quality’, said Anna Blücher.