Mahdieh Abbaskhah
Mahdieh Abbaskhah Photo: Björn Olin/Folio

“Coming to Stockholm, was as much about growing as a person as developing academically. I knew how excellent the environment for research and graduate studies were, as my professor had recommended it. Furthermore, it was highly ranked, and all the correspondence I’d had with faculty members had been very encouraging. I was more anxious about how everything else would go, as it was my first time out of Iran.”

“Of course I needn’t have worried. It took some time to settle in, but I soon met some great friends and we were able to discover everything Stockholm has to offer together.”

“I also developed the characteristics that I hoped to. Having lived and studied abroad on my own I’ve become more independent. After carrying out extensive and time-consuming research I’ve become more patient. And from doing a lot of in-depth analysis and finishing intensive projects according to tight schedules I’ve become more disciplined.”

“I now hope that the hard work I’ve done, combined with the reputation of the faculty and professors, will help open doors to potential academic pursuits both here in Sweden and abroad.”