Trine Asklund Larssen was a master’s student at NTNU when she visited MINTEK in South Africa from February 1st to April 14th, 2017. During her stay, Trine worked on method development to study the interaction between tap-hole clays and silico-manganese alloy or slag. Trine’s research outputs are available at Researchgate.
Experiencing different cultural environments, both at work and on a personally level, help her to grow. Put in her own words:’The most valuable learning outcome for me was on a personal level. It is a growing experience itself to travel alone to a country that is very different from Norway in most aspects, but also to encounter a working environment and culture unlike the ones you have at universities, and probably also companies the in Norway. The experience has definitely improved my flexibility both personally and professionally.
Trine also used the opportunity to explore South Africa and visited Cape Town and Pilanesberg with friends that visited her from Norway.
Trine working with operating personnel at the pilot-scale mudgun in Bay 1 at MINTEK:
Trine and friends having a close encounter with white lion cubs at the Lion and Rhino Nature Reserve (www.rhinolion.co.za) near Johannesburg:
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