First edition of TRIBOS students graduated

date: 28.08.2015

Students of the first edition of the international Master program TRIBOS graduated in July.

The group consisted of fifteen students from eleven different countries: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Ethiopia, Turkey, Russia, Kosovo, Croatia and Slovenia. In the second year of their studies the students were divided into two groups, so that eight students defended their master theses in Luleå (Sweden) and seven in Coimbra (Portugal). The joint closing ceremony was held in Coimbra on the 23th July 2015, which was attended by students, professors from all four partner Universities involved in the TRIBOS programme, vice-chancellor of the University of Coimbra and a representative of the EACEA agency, which funded the study. Each student prepared a short presentation to explain the purpose and the main findings of his master thesis. The general conclusion was that the students made a very good work by presenting comprehensive, high quality Master theses from various fields. A joint lunch was followed by a graduation ceremony and the graduates also revealed their plans for the future. Most of them will continue their professional careers in their home countries, however, thanks to the experiences they have gained during TRIBOS programme, some of them will continue their studies and face the research challenges in different European countries.