The College of Science and Technology, Royal University of Bhutan had started the Master’s Degree program in Renewable Energy in 2018. The college as a partner university with EU universities had offered study tour to Lund University in Sweden to learn on the Master program in energy efficient building offered by Lund university from May 28, 2018 to June 1, 2018. During the week long program, the ten master students had the opportunity to attend various events as follows.
Diploma work presentation at Helsingborg, May 28 – 29, 2018
The students had visited the University campus at Helsingborg to attend the Master’s Thesis presentation covering various topics on Energy efficient buildings, Energy saving schemes and lighting system.
Visit to Solar Energy Laboratory, May 30, 2018
The students were taken around the University campus and the solar energy laboratory visit by Associate senior lecturer Henrik Davidsson. The laboratory was equipped with sophisticated testing facilities used by PhD students for research studies and the students were briefed on the application of such technologies for research studies.
In the test lab, two groups were formed and each group was allowed to experiment on the solar PV. The students were also familiarized with testing equipment and conduct experiments on the solar PV systems.
Visit to Library and presentation
The students were taken to University library and were taught how to access the online reading materials. The students were familiarized with the online library system and ways to access the resources.
Presentation on Nepalese & Bhutanese Architecture in relation to Swedish architecture, May 31, 2018
The faculty from Architecture department gave a presentation on Nepalese and Bhutanese architecture and how they are different from Swedish architecture. The uniqueness of various designs were discussed on aesthetics and energy point of view.
Study visit to Malmo, one of the environmentally friendly cities of Sweden, June 1, 2018
The students were taken to visit the city of Malmö. The students were taken through business and residential area mainly to see the Swedish architecture and learn the difference of modern and the old architectural design. The students also visited the ’Turning Torso’, the famous skyscraper in Sweden. It is a landmark of Malmö city because of its architecture.
The study tour was an eye opener, it was informative and have benefited both in terms of knowledge base learning as well as exposure for foreign students to learn outside the classroom. Lund University is one of the pioneering universities which offer various courses that have benefited students around the globe. Sweden is a beautiful country, there are lot more opportunity for foreign students to learn and take away from such exchange program.
We would like to extent our gratitude to Lund University for having given the opportunity to learn from this exchange program.
Kunzang Chophel and Ugyen Wangchuk on behalf of the group