Name: Zhanxu Liu
Country of origin: China
Programme: Biomedical Engineering
It was not a surprise for me to choose the Netherlands as the place I would have my master because within Europe there is no such country energetic like the Netherlands. As many master students, I worked for a year after my bachelor graduation. And I realized it was quite necessary to have a specialization course to further my career. So I started searching for universities all over the world.
The cost of study and living take first priority since I can afford the expensive cost Studying in country like America and Britain. Secondly It would be convenient for me if I can use only English during my study. So It wasn’t difficult for me to choose Netherlands, A country with more than 80% people speaking English and relatively low cost. Other than these, the employment rate in Netherlands is 2nd highest in Europe. So it would be huge boost for someone who’s looking for overseas working experience.
University of Twente is one of the 3 best technical university in Netherlands.For an Engineering student, it would be easy to make a choice. What also caught my attention was that University of Twente’s distinct education mode: Study for solution. And different from other university, University of Twente has established long-term cooperation with industrial circles which would provides students with abundant chances to get the hold of the according industry.
Student life in Twente
University of Twente focuses on its slogan “High Tech, Human Touch”. From what I have perceived from the course, the solution for practical problem has the priority over anything. As a biomedical engineering student, I have to learn how to conduct a real project and always have to seek for the optimum alternative for the experiment.