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HGO Updating on english version

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You can already check out the new updating on the English version of the HGO’s website for all the English studies that are offered.

Master Program in International Management

Do you want a successful career in international management? Attracting students worldwide, the Master in International Management program prepares you for doing business in the internationalized world of today.

Semester: Autumn 2011

60 HP

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Master Program in Wind Power Project Management

As the global wind power industry grows in geographic distribution, project size and complexity, there is a corresponding need for professional managers to lead these interdisciplinary projects to successful completion.

Semester: Autumn 2011

60 HP

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The origins of job interviews

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For those who are in hunt for a job I recover this funny video from “The Armstrong and Miller Show”, it is quite alike the actual process…

2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 17 posts. There were 167 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 161 views. The most popular post that day was Housing.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, WordPress Dashboard, blogsicex.com, es.linkedin.com, and search.conduit.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for gotland, pipi, pipi langstrump, gotland sweden, and pipi langstrum.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Housing August 2009
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Gotland August 2009

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Pipi långstrump February 2010

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Välkommen August 2009

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Gotland University August 2009

Alpha international London 10′

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Last August, thanks to my performance during the MIM program, in addition to my involvement with the international relations department during the year, including the set up of this blog, I got the alpha international scholarship which aims to finance either further studies related, or internships abroad Sweden. The scholarship which gives up to 30000 SEK is intended for Swedish or international students enrolled in a Swedish university for at least one year and it requires a detailed motivation letter. If you are interested I suggest you to take a look to preferably internships, but also other academic alternatives in advance, starting before Christmas to do the right choice unhurried since the deadline is around March/April. Anyway you can always contact the International Relations department to get more information. I will tell you my experience for you to get a closer perspective:

I intended to improve my negotiation skills in an ideal environment, so I applied and got accepted to the Oxford royal academy but due to financial issues I finally moved to London, UK, for roughly a month to attend a full-time English course in Education First (EF), the world’s largest private education company, which, by the way, is Swedish. During 3 weeks I attended a total of 78 lessons, combining general English with spins of business English given by a professional with an extensive background in Marketing and Advertising. An interesting part of the course were the project lectures where culture about other parts of the UK and Ireland were approached. In overall, the course´s quality was not as good as I expected, finding an alternative way of learning along the city, among British citizens.

The total price of the course for the 3 weeks including accommodation was about 2000 Euros, devoting the remaining 1000 to afford the flights and the usual living expenses. Unfortunately due to an obvious organizational disorder of EF I had to move each week to a different residence which in advance was inconvenient but which led to meet people from many nationalities. The school’s location was absolutely great. It was located in the very center, a 5-minutes walk to the nearest tube station, Waterloo. I had never been in London before so I seized the opportunity to visit the city and to learn more about British culture. I visited the Tate Modern art gallery, the British Museum and the National portrait gallery, the Parliament, the London tower, the London eye, the St. Paul’s church, and the most interesting sights seeing placed around the city. The school offered discounts for some of the excursions which made it rather comfortable to book. Although with time limitations I also tried to look for a job, approaching some agencies and making different contacts. In this respect,  EF school provided me with some suggestions and helped me out to touch up my CV for the specific demands of the English market. The experience overall was great, It is remarkable my English skills improvement, the diverse contacts I made, and the pleasure taken from the wide cultural offer and beauty of the largest city in Europe.

I promised International Relations to upload some pictures so here they are…

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Munich 09′

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Around November we decided to seize the cheap prices of the low cost airlines so we book a pair of tickets to visit Munich. Eventually, the journey was quite harsh since we had to take a ferry, a bus, waiting couple of hours for another bus outdoors, the plane, another bus and a train…If I remember correctly we´re travelling around 16 hours so I do not really recommend it… Anyway once there we had a great time and we visit most of the city and the famous Neuschwanstein castles that are located roughly 1 hour by train from Munich… Even though it was the end of November and it was already pretty cold, there were some surfers enjoying the waves produced in a strecht of a tributary of the Eisbach (Ice River) located next to the English Garden, just right by the famous museum “Haus der Kunst”. Although forbidden in the past it seems that Surfing is now (2010) officially allowed. A new sign next to the wave warns that “Due to the forceful current, the wave is suitable for skilled and experienced surfers only”, It seems that the wave wanted to be removed but a Surfers association got the power enough to keep it, It is really curious for visitors… Enjoy the silly music 😉

S.T.I.C.S – Apocalips by Philip Koziarski

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Would you like to work with 3D design or animation? why not both at once?

If you are interested, the video below represents the sort of projects that you may work with when studying Cinematic 3D graphics design and animation. This video clip is the work of Philip Koziarski, a last-year student of Filmisk gestaltning 3D-grafik och animation at Gotland University, who designed, filmed and animated the entire project on his own. The group on the video clip, S.T.I.C.S is a Swedish band that diverts against the normal conception of  modern hiphop & soul inspired by the multicultural roots of its singers (Denmark, Sweden, Bosnia & Zanzibar). Personally I think that both the video and the song are great… enjoy it 😉

Visit S.T.I.C.S at myspace if you would like to listen more of their music.

On the contrary if you have some comments regarding the video you can contact its designer at, Philip_fprn_8@hotmail.com