Flexible studies and excellent place for your growth: study program's "Ecotechnologies" student experience

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Rumi Russey from Belgium is a graduate of the master level study programme “Ecotechnologies”. In January 2023 student received a professional master’s degree in environmental sciences and now with Erasmus+ after-graduation scholarship for the 6 months period works at the Spanish National Research Council, one of the largest scientific institutions in Spain.

Rumi Russey’s defended his master thesis about the optimization of operational parameters for biosurfactant filtration: crucial step in waste lipid bioconversion, which is an unique research at Liepaja University. Student explains that this is a very specific topic as he has a background in biotechnology: “Biosurfactant basically is biologically produced element from chemical products produced by microorganisms. I worked on the filtration of this product, I filtered it after it was produced, I worked on how to make it a pure product.” The students findings were to narrow down which were the optimal parameters to use when filtering biosurfactants. Student said that Klaipeda University is also working on this and they already showed some interest on my research.

On the question of how was the research experience, the student said he was trying to combine what he was studying and what he was working at, because he was part-time working in a bioreactor company in Riga, Latvia; the company had a laboratory where they were working on biosurfactant projects.

About the cooperation with Liepaja University professors Rumi Russey adds: “I liked the flexibility a lot, everything was not always so strict, I could do my own thing a bit. My supervisor Lilita Ābele also helped me with corrections and made sure everything was done correctly”.

If you want to study at the master level study programme “Ecotechnologies”, apply for the studies in Autumn 2023 semester till 01.06.2023!

Admission requirements:
- 2nd level Professional higher education in social, environmental, natural or engineering sciences or another 2nd level Professional higher education with at least 2 years job experience in environmental management or environmental engineering.
- IELTS minimum overall grade of 5.5 or TOEFL iBT / paper based or English language profiency letter or LiepU English test.

16 May 2023