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Piotr Zbierajewski on studying at Aalborg University in Denmark

08 of June '20

A conversation with Piotr Zbierajewski architect and founder of XP Arkitektur about studying for a master's degree in Denmark, differences in the education system, thewhat it's like to study and interact with lecturers at Aalborg University, and how to make a living in one of the most expensive countries in the European Union.

Piotr Zbierajewski

Piotr Zbierajewski is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology. During his studies, he worked as an architect at Centrala and Konior Studio, among others. From 2015 to 2017, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture (Arkitektur og Design) at Aalborg University in Denmark. Meanwhile, he worked as a 3D graphic designer for Lux-Hus design studio in North Jutland and interned at Powerhouse Company in Copenhagen. In 2017, he defended his master's degree titled. "Svinkløv Badehotel 2.0." The diploma was a group work done together with Danish student Jesper Søndergaard. After graduation, Piotr Zbierajweski worked at Arkitema Architects and C.F. Møller Architects. Piotr is the founder of XP Arkitektur, a fruma focusing on creating architecture in the idea of sustainable design and design based on optimization processes.

scope of the podcast

Introduction, decision to study in Denmark
Choice of study, difference between study programs in Copenhagen and Aalborg
What was recruitment like?
How do I find housing?
How do I support myself while studying? Financial issues
How are classes at a Danish university and how do they differ from studying in Poland?
The role of
the lecturer, working in groups
Does the study prepare you for a job in the profession?
Is it easier to work in a group or individually? Credit for subjects in studies in Denmark.
Study and later work
How to choose a course of study in Denmark? Why is it worth finishing a master's degree abroad?

Piotr Zbierajewski is also the author of a petition regarding salaries in the Polish architecture industry. See also the video on this petition.

From the podcast series entitled: "All about education - the best universities".

interviewed by Dobrawa Bies

illustrations courtesy of Piotr Zbierajewski

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