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Department of Information Technology

Orientation for the Masters in Computational Science at Uppsala University 2021

Please note that this page is subject to change and that further information will be added to this page before and during the orientation week. Check for updates regularly.

Roll call and enrollment formalities

The 2021 autumn term will start with some activities during the orientation week on 23-27 August. There will be two information meetings (on Monday and Tuesday) and then individual meetings with each student (Wednesday to Friday). You can find a schedule for the orientation week further down on this page. The courses start the week after the orientation week, from August 30.

You are all responsible for making sure that you abide by the regulations regarding covid upon entering Sweden from your previous country of residence. Recognizing that some of you may still be in self-quarantine during the orientation week, all the above mentioned activities during this week will be held online over Zoom.

Note that it is mandatory to attend (virtually) the roll call on August 23 and an individual meeting later in the week. If for some reason you are unable to attend, email Salman Toor as soon as possible (before the missed meeting) to discuss how to proceed.

During the individual meeting you will talk to the programme coordinator or the programme student advisor to discuss your study plan, select courses for the autumn term and finalise enrollment. All students need to have a valid ID (e.g., a passport) and a device with a camera to the meeting. Students with a conditional offer of enrollment, in addition, must have provided the necessary documents to the University admissions ahead of time. The schedule for these meetings will be arranged after the roll call on August 23. You must have completed your course selection in an individual meeting before the orientation week is over on August 27.

Courses: On Tuesday, 24 August, you will be given practical information around courses and some brief presentations of the "recommended" courses for the autumn. Note that you are not required to take all the courses that are marked as recommended for the programme (and indeed shouldn't if you have already taken a very similar course in your bachelor's). The programme syllabus lists several optional courses that can be taken instead, and it is sometimes possible to take courses that are not in the programme syllabus at all.

Some courses may have elements of online teaching remaining, especially during the first weeks, but this does not mean that they are designed to be followed fully online. Presence in Uppsala is expected from the start to follow the programme.

It is a good idea to already now take a closer look at the syllabus of the master programme |here and in particular the courses offered as part of the program |here. The wider list of all courses offered by the Department of Information Technology during the autumn can be found here (including non-programme courses that may be possible to take).

Student account: To participate in the programme it is very important that you have a student account. You can read more about getting a student account here.

Campus Address

Last date to join the programme: 06 September 2021.

Zoom Link:

Orientation Week Programme : MSc in Computational Science

Day/Time What Who Where
Monday, August 23 On Zoom
09:15 - 09:40 Welcome session Salman Toor, Liselott Dominicus
09.40 - 09:50 Welcome message by the Director of Studies Prof. Jarmo Rantakokko
09.50 - 10:00 Welcome message by the Programme Responsible Professor Prof. Elisabeth Larsson
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:25 Presentation of Student Union UTN Representatives from UTN
10:25 - 10:35 Meet our student representatives
10:35 - 11:00 Registration and Booking of times for individual meetings
Tuesday, August 24 On Zoom
09:15 - 09:40 Overview of studies and the programme
09.40 - 10:00 Introduction of the courses
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 10:45 Introduction of the courses
10:45 - 11:00 Present yourselves in a few words
by appointment Individual meetings
Wednesday, August 25
by appointment Individual meetings
Thursday, August 26
by appointment Individual meetings
Friday, August 27
by appointment Individual meetings
11.30 - 12.50 Welcome reception of the University digital reception
Updated  2021-08-19 15:10:56 by Salman Toor.