Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences in Spain, a master’s in Experimental and Medical Biosciences at LiU was the perfect fit for Adrian Mancebo Gimenez.

Currently in the second term of the programme, Adrian finds that the problem-based learning method used for almost all of the courses suits him admirably. This method is rare in Spain.
“More importance is attached to practical applications than theoretical knowledge here, and we learn a lot on our own. The professors are always there to guide us, but – as they say – self-learning is the best learning.”
Adrian has several options open to him for the future: post-graduate research for a PhD, or employment at a medical firm or in scientific journalism. He loves the structure of the master’s programme, where 50% of the total credits are given for laboratory projects.
“The programme itself is not very stressful if you work regularly. You have the freedom to work at your own pace.”
At the moment he is collaborating with a PhD student in a project studying how aquaporins are affected in patients suffering from microscopic colitis. He strongly believes that the hours spent in the laboratory will help him in his future profession, as he will be fully familiar with all the lab equipment.
Besides being a master’s student Adrian is also a student ambassador at LiU. He thrives on the diversified student life and the many student activities in Linköping.
“You meet people from almost every part of the world. This gives you a diverse group of friends, a global exposure, and broadens your network.”