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"Gothenburg is a place where innovation is created"

When I came to Gothenburg I didn’t know anyone and struggled with setting priorities. I started researching the possibilities and suddenly lots of doors opened. I was struggling to choose what to do. There’s so much going on in the city, so I decided to go and try it all.

After spending one year in Sweden I’m learning Swedish and getting quite good. I study full time, play basketball, work with kids and at a student-run non-profit organisation to mention just a few things. I think when you’re out of your comfort zone you feel more motivated, so you push with the time and resources you have.

Using virtual reality in class

I’m studying a Master’s in Communication and in my class we have people from 16 different countries. It’s a real multicultural environment – as is the city in general. If you don’t speak Swedish, the people here are great English speakers so you will always be understood.

Anastasiya Klyushnikova

My programme is special in many ways since it’s a part of the IT department. We did an interesting course called Communications Technology, where we went to Lindholmen Science Park and explored a visual arena. We had the chance to use some brand-new virtual reality devices to get an idea of how broad communication opportunities are. This class impressed me and I like that what we learn is up to date, and I really think that you learn by doing and by trying things out.

Students drive innovation

I truly believe that Gothenburg is a place where innovation is created! The city is integrated with the University and so are local businesses and large corporations. This collaboration creates a great spirit of entrepreneurship, empowering students to be proactive and become doers and achievers.

A nice example of this is Black Dot, a student-run nonprofit organisation where I work. We’re connecting students who want to make a real impact with companies that face business challenges. Through our workshops and innovation weekends, students can test their strengths and get great bene ts such as connections with business and public actors, internships and letters of recommendation.

So you should come here, go out, integrate and be a part of the community. As long as you start to appreciate it you will be happy. This is definitely a place to be!

/Anastasiya Klyushnikova

Anastasiya Klyushnikova

About Anastasiya Klyushnikova

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Swedish and English language courses

We offer free individual and group-based language tuition as well as seminars and workshops to students who want to improve their oral and written English or Swedish for academic purposes.


Sweden is known for its innovation. The list of Swedish inventions is long and includes the three-point seatbelt, the pacemaker, Skype and the music service Spotify.

Black Dot

Black Dot is a non-profit organisation that enables students and the surrounding society to meet and collaborate in order to find new innovative and sustainable solutions. It is run by students with the support of the University.

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