Katrine Holm was a master’s student at NTNU when she visited North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom in South Africa from February 6th to May 9th, 2017.
She used the time to work on her master’s project. In her own words:
‘In my thesis work I studied the thermal behavior of anthracite, coke and charcoal regarding their expansion during heating and reheating, as well as their release of off-gases. Working in the labs at NWU was a different experience then what I was used to from NTNU, which thought me to be more patient and flexible in the way I work.’
She also experienced the South African culture through the assistance of her fellow post-graduate students at NWU. They arranged braais, took her to markets and rugby games, as well as a lion park and took her hiking.
The exchange made a lasting impression on her: ‘The exchange to South Africa was giving and challenging at the same time, both professionally and personally. It was truly a great experience that I will remember and cherish for years to come.’
Katrine (to the left) at the Lionpark with fellow students:
Katrine on a hike with fellow students:
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