Posts tagged ‘Arcada Nylands Svenska’

March 28, 2011

My life in Finland – An Erasmus Report

One week after coming home to germany the boring stuff wants to be done. The compulsory Erasmus report is cheerfully beating up my precious time. My university in Munich and the european Erasmus program seem to be all to eager to know what really happened to me in Finland (can’t they just read my blog?!).

I am not very talented at writing those things and thus it took some to write the paper (How do you fit Finland in 3 Pages// Can an Erasmus life and an academic career mix at all?// What did I do their anyway? ..). Finally finished I do not want it to be useless in some office spaces in Brussels. Thinking farther their might even be some useful information for future students in their. Not sure if it helps anybody but please feel free to use it as information, advertisement, or whatever your heart feels when you hear the five letters: SUOMI

Click here to retrieve my study report

Sorry, but this one is german only – anybody wants to translate, feel free to send me an english copy.

March 21, 2011

Shear Test

My first day in Munich is over but actually I have not really finished of with finland yet. Not only my memories are still swirling back to the people that I have left, but also my work. Next to organizing all kinds of stuff today at the university here in munich I also finished of the report of the shear test that I created last week in finland. As always the paper work was much more dull than the exercise, but what can you do – it’ll be like that at work as well.

What did I actually do? In order to save Arcada some money we decided to build a shear test for composite materials ourselve. I did not have a clue what this could look like and neither had my teachers. Moving on with educated guesses I went from the different stages of brainstorming to construction and from their to the workshop were I have manufactured my ideas.

So far I have always done the mentioned phases only seperately. I have never had the chance to do it all in a joined effort. Quite exciting to see something develop by your own hands from the first idea to the final testing. After my work was finished on friday at 4pm (I did not have much spare time in case of failures for this project ..) I was keen on playing a little around. I have to say that I would like to optimize it. Anyway I am happy to know the competent people who will be able to play around with it much longer and careful. Special thanks to Erland for all the great advices throughout my work on that project.

Closing words: An intense project which I still don’t know how i finished it in time. Let this be a good bye gift to Arcada from a very satisfied exchange student!

February 21, 2011

Tack så mycket Milena!

A bit late, but not too late i have had the honour of giving Milena Moressi (Our international Coordinator at Arcada Nylands Svenska) a “Thank You Poster” of the Exchange Students of the WS 2010. Thanks to Olga and Freya who managed to put together this little poster Milena was really touched today and asked me to express her deep grattitude to all of you. We, as Exchange students want to thank Milena for an outstanding personal care that was unused to most of us. Unfortunatelly we are quite sure that this level of caring is not accessible in our home universities. Of course Arcada welcomed us with every member of its great staff and students but Milena was allways our first points to search for help.

Tack så mycket Milena. Vi hade en jette bar tid med dig!

The Erasmus Students of the WS 2010 at the Arcada Nylands Svenska

October 9, 2010

Manuel as a Proffessor

Hey guys – nothing fancy tonight! today i just wanted to share a photo taken in one of the arcada class rooms last week. i have been spending quite a lot of time with my school work and after all these weeks as a pure exchange party animal it was good working long hours again. my exam period starts on monday and it will be interesting seeing how other countries test my skills. besides having my swedish exam on monday i am also busy producing the podcast for my entrepreneurship class which will be shown later here on the blog. stay tuned and wait for a time when i can produce a little more (exclusevely) for the blog.