The people here at the Earth Observatory, who are responsible for the undergraduate education in the Asian School of the Environment, would like to start a regular exchange of students. This week we continued our discussions and I explained a bit more about our university structure, the academic year, course credits, and the different courses that are available within our section of Earth and Environmental Sciences (web page unfortunately only in Swedish). And of course I mentioned the field stations in Tarfala, Askö and Navarino, where some of our field courses are given and which would be really exotic places for Singapore students.
This week I will also meet undergraduate students and will tell them about the different departments, which form part of Earth and Environmental Sciences at SU, about our BSc and MSc courses and our education system, and what it might be like to be an exchange student in Stockholm. And next week I will tell a similar story to the people here at the Earth Observatory and the Asian School of the Environment, however this time with a focus on the science that is carried out at our departments in Stockholm and at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.
Maybe in the future we will be able to exchange students, and maybe some researchers will find common interests. For sure, among the overarching themes of natural hazards, climate change, and pollution, several topics of joint interest may be found.