Meet the Students
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I have been introduced to a totally new way of learning. In France there is a spirit of competition among the students. Here we are not competitors. Contrary we are effective team-workers in multidisciplinary project work. Also the examination form is very different. You don’t need to learn by rote. You need to understand, define a project, and find solutions. I like the international atmosphere with the mix of cultures. And I like the Danish nature and the Danish people. They use bicycles instead of cars in the city, and they have a very high level of consciousness on environmental issues.
Marie Lècuyer, France, Industrial Software Engineering
I follow a Wastewater Engineering course. It comprises a variety of subjects within environmental planning and management which fits perfectly in to my academic profile. The best thing about studying at Engineering College Aarhus is the relationship between teachers and students. I am not used to lecturers knowing my name for example. They look at students as individuals and it creates a really good college environment. The quality of the education is high and includes a lot of project-based learning. The theoretical aspects are systematically connected to real life examples.
Kacper Wieckowski, Poland, Mechanical Design
"The education system in Denmark is completely different compared to my home university. At IHA I have gained a lot of experience about practical project work and I have learned that another way of teaching is possible and in some cases better. Here the lecturers know your name and are always available to solve your problems. Occasional breaks are nice, and 24/7 access to the building is very convenient. Finally, working with student from other countries and cultures has opened my mind and made me think about working abroad, something that I would never have considered earlier."
Diego Valladolid Sandino, Electronic Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain.
"If you are a student who likes a user-friendly environment, then IHA is the place to go. The lectures are based on discussions. You can state your opinion and have your classmates or the teacher analyze it and give you their points of view. If you have any problems, just ask the first person you see on your path, and he will help you the best he can (teachers, staff, students). Here, the teacher is your first classmate, which makes me feel confident.
There is an open door for the student on choosing projects. This lets you experience the training received in the way you like. The advantage is that the student gets close to the real world by "generating ideas" and solving engineering problems".
Ghislain Ndeuchi, School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), Switzerland
"The learning method at IHA is very different from what I am used to in Spain. At IHA we mainly do practical project work, which makes it easier to assimilate what we are studying. One of the most surprising things at this school is that we students have total access to the building anytime we want to. Besides, every project group has its own room to work in, which, in my opinion, helps to create a better working environment. The relationship between professors and students is very friendly, and they help us whenever they can."
Mónica Otero Vidal, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
"I have studied Environmental Engineering Aarhus. I am learning about the underground water, how to extract it, how to make wells and how to recognize pollution in the water and it has been very exciting especially because of the teaching methods.
The teachers are treating us like partners. They take us seriously, and the atmosphere in classroom is full of humour, seriousness and knowledge. Even the exams are held in a nice way. For the first time I found an examination pleasant.
I like Aarhus very much. The city is close to sea and forest and the downtown is full of atmosphere. I have it all in a walking distance."
Katerina Lustykova, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
”I have studied wastewater engineering one semester in
"Studying in Aarhus has been a really nice experience. The teaching methods are totally different: a lot of practical work instead of theory, and a lot of project work in groups. The relationship between the students and the teachers are close, the latter always trying to help as much as possible. Some strange things have for example been to have access to the university at any time or eating and drinking during the class. The only inconvenience has been the weather! It’s impossible to know if it’s going to rain or snow during wintertime, or if the sun is going to shine in 10 minutes."
Alejandro Rodríguez Fernández, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya, Spain
Testimonials from Mechanical Design students
"I studied electronics in my home university and went to study in
"I have always been interested in wind turbine structures and
Lidiya Dukova, UACEG