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Testimonial: Magnus Karlsteen

Can you introduce yourself in a few words and your role within your university?
Director at Chalmers for the National Sports University, I am active in Chalmers’s activities on Sports & Technology, with special responsibilities for equestrian sport and equine welfare. I am also Head of PhysicsPlay, an experience about power and movement, balance, the center of gravity, and equilibrium for school children. I have been the program manager for technology teacher education for years 7-9 and upper secondary school.

What attracted you to the SAMEurope project?
The project provides the possibility to arrange international exchange for Chalmers’s dual career students, and an opportunity to learn about good practices from all over Europe on supporting DC students. It is also a chance to facilitate European athletes to study in Gothenburg, thereby improving the quality of the sports environment in the region. The vision is to further increase the focus on sports technology at Chalmers.

What do you expect from the project?
I hope for benefits for dual career students, and international cooperation as well as broader recruitment. We need to increase awareness of sports technology and dual career students among staff and all students on our campus.

The project was launched in June 2022, what benefits have you already gained?
SAMEurope has brought to Chalmers new connections, new insights into solutions, a wider network within Europe, and interest from the Swedish Sports Confederation.

Student Athletes Erasmus+ Mobility in Europe is the first project supporting dual career students in their Erasmus+ mobility experience, co-financed by the European Commission.

SAMEurope is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.