Hello, my name is Li Panpan and I come from China. I study in the course-based MSc programme in Wood Materials Science here at the University of Eastern Finland. When it comes to wood-related disciplines, UEF is a pioneer in the field. Furthermore, the Joensuu campus is located in the city centre next to the European Forest Institute headquarters and Natural Resources Institute Finland, which benefit students a lot.
What I have most enjoyed at University of Eastern Finland is the liberal and international atmosphere as well as the various excursion opportunities arranged by teachers and the Wood Materials Sciences programme coordinator. It is not uncommon to interrupt the lecturer when you get confused or have questions. In other words, you are quite free to express your ideas, suggestions and even requirements since here they believe that great ideas are worth spreading.
There is no denying the fact that the professional skills acquired from University of Eastern Finland will play a significant role in my foreseeable future. The direction I am really interested in is gradually becoming clear. Meanwhile, based on my previous courses and programme internship, my supervisor guided me to seek further study opportunities that are closely related to my Master's thesis.
I would like to recommend UEF to prospective students. No matter if you are keen to become a specialist in wood sciences or if you are just a big fan of wood as a material: University of Eastern Finland deserves to be taken into consideration first.
You can find me in LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/panpan-li-94623980