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Student story: Jie Zhong, Wood Materials Science

From furniture industry to a biofuel expert - after working in the international sales of a furniture company for some time, Jie Zhong wanted to continue studies and learn more about wood as a versatile raw material. And he wanted to learn specifically in Finland, which is a country that he sees as the ultimate forerunner in forestry. He found the University of Eastern Finland and the Master’s degree programme in Wood Materials Science – and also his future ambition, as he just reorganised his study plan to focus on biofuels.

Doing something about the environment is an important motivator for me, so I got really interested in the biofuel industry.