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.
Student, International Economics
Jönköping International Business School
Content updated 2018-09-14