2 weeks in Rotterdam

In March 2023, 7 full-time students from the second year of Mechatronics, campus Kongsberg traveled to Rotterdam to study for two weeks at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. This was an exciting opportunity for the students to experience teaching with local classes, learn from experienced professionals and gain insight into innovative technologies and industrial processes in the Netherlands. But of course it wasn't just school work on the agenda.

The students also visited several exciting companies to see how technology and mechanics are used in practice. The visits gave them inspiring insight into how theory and practice combines in real working life. It also didn't hurt that all the Dutch companies encouraged the visiting Kongsberg students to apply for a job with them.

In addition to professional development, the social side of school was also a large part of the experience. Even before departure, students had the opportunity to make contact with local students. Through their new acquaintances, they got to experience Rotterdam and the Dutch culture up close, and create memories and experiences for life.

We are proud of our students and look forward to seeing what the future has to offer for our international collaborations and exchanges. We are pleased to be able to present a collection of the students' experiences on these pages. Here you will get an insight into their experiences and reflections on the study trip to Rotterdam. We hope that this will inspire and motivate our current and future students to explore the world and take part in international study programmes.

There are many opportunities - you just have to seize them.

Read more about the students' experiences in Rotterdam here.