Name: Dr. Evans S. Osabuohein
My studies in Sweden:
Evans in being dealt by snow!
The Fellowship was awarded by Swedish Institute under ‘Guest Scholarship Programme’ at PhD level for 2009/2010. I spent six months during winter at Dept of Economics, Lund University, Lund as my host Institution. I used the period to carry out empirical analysis for my Ph.D Thesis.
I also took a course -Mathematical Statistics/Survival Analysis at Mathematical Centre with a view to strengthening my analytical skills. I did the final examination and passed on 2nd February,2010.
Current occupation & work:
With my wife during my Ph.D Convocation Ceremony
I have continued my teaching and researching in my University (Department of Economics, Covenant University, Nigeria). I got a postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2012. Thus, am currently a Joint Postdoctoral Researcher at German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg and German Development Institute (DIE), Bonn.
Strongest memory from Sweden:
The strongest of them was when I had the privilege of meeting and talking with a Nobel Prize Winner in Economics – Oliver Williamson during his guest lecture at Lund University.
Evans with Nobel Prize winner of Economics 2009 at Lund University
Another strong memory was when I did an oral examination for course (Mathematical Statistics/Survival Analysis) at Mathematical Centre. It was the first time to do full exam of a course orally.
I will never forget the gesture of my host Supervisor (Prof Gote Hanson) who came all the way to Copenhagen 6th September, 2009 to receive me at the airport when I arrived. It was first and lasting impression.
Your best recommendation to new students in Sweden?
Stay focused. Maintaing a close and healthy rapport with your supervisor is highly recommended. There are lots to learn, which may be very useful for your future life pursuits even after returning to your home country.
- Being hosted to a send forth Dinner before I left Sweden