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Orienteering can attract students to MSc in land surveying programme

2020-01-22 

More than 300 active orienteers from the whole of Sweden came to the University of Gävle when Gävle Orienteringsklubb arranged an indoor orienteering event.

Gustav Fraenell studies land management at the University of Gävle and is one of the contestants

Gustav Fraenell studies land management at the University of Gävle and is one of the contestants

In its programmes in land surveying, the University focuses on maps and coordinates and, for this reason, it makes perfect sense that the competition “Gävle Indoor” was arranged on campus.

During the day, students gave information about the land surveying and management programmes, and there was also a lecture on the importance of coordinates for innovation and their general usefulness to society.

“To us, orienteers form an important target group, and since we will start our five-year long programme Master of Science in land surveying the coming autumn, we would like put ourselves on the map properly for them.”

Gustav Fraenell, who studies land management at the University of Gävle, says that he has been orienteering his whole life and that the programme has given him many opportunities to learn more about how maps work.

“I myself have heard that many orienteers are very interested in a five-year long master of science in engineering, so I think that the University is on the right track here,” Gustav Fraenell says.

Published by: Anna Sällberg Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2020-01-27
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