Last year at the EduFair in Belgrade the majority of Serbian students showed genuine interest in studying IT in Sweden. This year at the Hotel Crowne Plaza on 10-11 March, students will have the opportunity to talk and ask questions to Suzana Plancak Jeremic, a Student Counsellor in computer science and engineering at the University of Gothenburg. We have already had the pleasure to ask Suzana two interesting questions.
Why do you think that it’s a good idea to study at the University of Gothenburg?
My first response would be that Gothenburg has more students than any other city in Sweden but also the diversity of topics students can study. Students usually study in different programs at the different departments but most have options to also take elective courses. We encourage our students to broaden or deepen their knowledge in complementing fields through elective courses or studies abroad.
Why do you think that studying IT is the new trend all around the world?
Because IT is really becoming a very standardized part of ordinary life everywhere. Most things are run by computers in some way, I even top up my bus pass online, I can follow the logistics of my mail online, I apply for university studies online, etc. I think a lot of students can relate to the field of studies as they are exposed to it every day. The level and focus of interest is of course different as you have everything from management to game design but in general I think the concept of IT is so broad it covers a lot of interests and puts them in a modern context that speaks to a lot of people.
Suzana Plancak, born and raised in Sweden, is currently working as a Study Counsellor in computer science and engineering at the University of Gothenburg. She has been working at the University of Gothenburg since 2007, where she has spent almost 20 years of her life.
Suzana Plancak was a student interested in many fields and in the end of her studies she finished three different degrees in geosciences, linguistics and science and technology studies. “I think it was a natural transition for me trying to help other students channel their interests when it came to studies” she says. She has now been at the Faculty of IT for a little more than 6 years.
Visit us at the Edufair at the Hotel Crowne Plaza on 10-11 March to get more information. Look for the “STUDY IN SWEDEN” booth. You will recognize it by the yellow and blue colors of Sweden.