Our Students

Ekaterina Stepanova, Russian Federation:

Why did you choose the GLOCAL programme?

I chose GLOCAL because I was fascinated by the range of subjects offered by the programme. It seemed to suit me perfectly (I am a member of a startup, that promotes small and medium sized brands in Russia). I was searching not for a classical economic education, but for a programme that would help me understand what is happening with globalized economy today, how to generate entrepreneurial dynamics in the territory, how to help raise creative cities and so on. GLOCAL has it all and more!

My first few weeks as an Erasmus Mundus student:

Everything was (and still is) so new! Starting with the view outside my window, people and language, and ending with taste of tap water (which is drinkable here, unlike in Russia). A lot of documentation and all sorts of registering everywhere, but it’s manageable. And the Uni helps a lot! Beautiful nature, the city is very green. I can’t help myself, I stop every time I see a beautiful garden (which are plenty here in Glasgow) to take a picture or to smell a flower. I love it!
The wind of changes breaks all your old patterns, forces you to reconsider many aspects of your life, and gives an opportunity to rediscover your true self. 

Hans Braunfisch, USA:

Why did you choose the GLOCAL program?

To me, the GLOCAL program was attractive in multiple respects. Aside from being able to study at some of the world’s most premier universities and be surrounded by a diverse, accomplished group of scholars, the program content is very applicable to a wide variety of professional fields. Similar to most, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do in the future, but understanding the macroeconomic happenings of the world’s economy along with how individual innovators adapt to and shape their economic surroundings is invaluable. With this skillset, everything from multinational work to entrepreneurship was within reach. Not to mention, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Shima Trisna, Indonesia:

Why did you choose the GLOCAL programme?

Three things led me to choose the GLOCAL programme: the highly challenging coursework, the opportunity to study in different countries, and the education that will give me a solid foundation for a career in creative industry. I’m glad to be part of Erasmus family and I know I will leave the programme with three valuable things: a broader perspective, ability to quickly adapt to different situations, and amazing friendships that will last a lifetime.