Meet Mark from Uganda

I wanted to study at a globally recognized university that attracts qualified and innovative people. I actually chose very carefully: I did a lot of research before I decided that Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) at Jönköping University was the school I was looking
for, and I know now that I will never regret my choice.

Most of all I wanted a good education, but I also really wanted to get out of my comfort zone and not choose an English-speaking country, which of course would have been easier in some ways.

Reading Jönköping University’s website I realized that I would be meeting a lot of people from all over the world. In the end, that is how my stay here has turned out. Actually, I think I have made friends from every country in Europe. Wherever I choose to go in Europe, I would be able to stay with a friend from my time here.

I was looking for the best education in International Economics, to really boost my potential to land a good job in the future. Since I arrived here, JIBS has received double accreditation, both EQUIS and AACSB, which is rare. It is a quality mark that will help me in the future and also ensure that the school attracts top students and lecturers.

I really appreciate the teacher-student relationship here. It is easy to approach a teacher and to communicate. They really encourage you, and I feel it is more about understanding than just passing. We study a lot, but there is also room for fun, which is an important part too. The student association works well, and I think Jönköping is a really attractive city for students.

In the future I plan to use my knowledge, skills and network to make my country a better place. I want to develop our family business and make it grow, using my knowledge from Sweden to change and improve the transport business in Uganda.

Content updated 2017-10-17

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