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Biology at the university

Postby Chrism » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:46 am

Good day everybody. :D

My name is Chris and I'm a 21 year old student from Norway (been in the army and such), ever since I was 8 years old I knew that I wanted to study Biology but I didn't know which branch to choose from. Now I have less than a year to make a choice and it seems like it is one of the scariest ones that I've had to make in my entire life.

I've always been passionate about Biology in general but specifically in the animal kingdom (more specifically reptiles, amphibians and mammals) and right now the two choices that I'm choosing between are either Zoology or Marine Biology, but in all probability I think that it's wiser to opt for the latter one in accordance to finding jobs in the future. (It seems that very few universities offer Herpetology and I would guess that means that there are few jobs for it too).

However that's not the choice that I'm really struggling with, that would be where to study. I can't decide if I should just study at one of the two main universities in Norway (UIO, NTNU) or if I should apply to Queensland University of Australia. I've wanted to study there for a few years now, but in difference from the two previous ones it's not going to be free.

Does anybody have any advice or input? :?
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Postby jyaron » Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:25 pm

Which one offers you the best programs? Which has the better environment for you to be living in while attending the university? (This seems to be a big issue for many..)

Also, maybe you could consider which one would offer you a more enticing choice of field work, ie.. which has animals that are of more interest to you? Obviously Australia has the Great Barrier Reef which would be amazing for a marine biologist to be near.
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Postby marco86 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:42 am

Hello chris, in Norway there are excellent universities in the field of the life sciences, among the best in the world, you shouldn't go out from your country, in my opinion...
Here in Italy we dream such universities
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Postby Chrism » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:06 pm

jyaron wrote:Which one offers you the best programs? Which has the better environment for you to be living in while attending the university? (This seems to be a big issue for many..)

Staying in Norway will be a lot cheaper and economically safe. But I'm sure that it will be less social, I'm sure that I will make friends for life, but I might not make global friends.

Also, maybe you could consider which one would offer you a more enticing choice of field work, ie.. which has animals that are of more interest to you? Obviously Australia has the Great Barrier Reef which would be amazing for a marine biologist to be near.

The biodiversity and the climate by the university of Queensland are without a doubt better (I'm very tired of the Norwegian winter), but in case I stagnate in my studies I would have more support at home. I'm pretty sure that both options will more or less result in the same qualifications for jobs in the future.

marco86 wrote:Hello chris, in Norway there are excellent universities in the field of the life sciences, among the best in the world, you shouldn't go out from your country, in my opinion...
Here in Italy we dream such universities

Which universities are you referring to? I think that the University of Oslo (UIO) or the one in Trondheim called NTNU are the most popular ones. I didn't know that they where really that good though, that might give me 2nd thoughts.
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