On the 30th of November 2018, Marjanah Sadiq (Finland) who was here to gain more knowledge about the Russian Language and her Master’s Degree Thesis rounded up her 3 months internship with the International department of USTU. Marjanah Sadiq was awarded a certificate that signifies she productively completed 500 hours of internship, a warm farewell tea party and a few words from the students and staffs of USTU she had come in contact with.

Marjanah engaged in the gathering and analysis of materials for the defense of her master’s degree thesis in the field of trade relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union in the period from 1994 to 2012. In addition to the work on her thesis, Marjanah collaborated with the international Department of USTU on a couple of projects like various student exchange programs; she also found time to attend Russian language classes, she gave a couple of presentations on her areas of expertise with the management and public relations department of USTU.

When asked whether she liked Ukhta city, residents of our Northern city, Marjanah replied that she is already familiar with the culture and traditions of the country, since it’s not her first visit to Russia, She also included that the residents of Ukhta city are friendly and welcoming. The only problem she had was with comprehension of the Russian language, spending three months with the natives is clearly not enough, but she’s sure to continue to study and practice her back in Finland.

Marjanah was very pleased with the internship period and intends to share her experiences via a blog that she writes.

Ukhta State Technical University has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2005.