Meet alumnus Niall Duggan
Why did you decide to study the Master’s programme in Asian Studies at Lund University?
After finishing my undergraduate programme I had develop a interested in International political economy with a particular interests in East Asia. Lund University is a world class university and the Master programme in Asia Studies match my interested in East Asia economic development
What has the master programme meant to you professionally?
After my master I completed a PhD in International Relations having a background in Asian studies meant that I could get position in both in area studies departments and political science departments. Professionally the program has allow me to be flexible and to adopt to changes in the jobs market.
What advice would you give to potential and current students?
Life does not allows go the way you plan, be flexible and open minded, you will get where you want to go but it may not always be on the path you think.
Do you have any recommendations for our current students who might be thinking about an academic career?
University across the world are going through major change as a results entering academic careers requires a wide range of skills. Be open to adopting new skills and be flexible in your approach.
What is your favorite memory from your time at the Centre and/or Lund?
The friends and class mates I made during my time at the centre