FORTHEM Alliance made it possible for a PhD student to complete a 3-month research visit to another partner university.  

Matti Laukkarinen, a PhD student at the University of Jyväskylä, searched internationalisation possibilities at his home university website. He found out about the Digital Transformation Lab and discovered that his research topic had been discussed in a webinar earlier. Matti contacted the speaker of that webinar, and already in a few months he found himself in Valencia, working together with the Spanish colleagues, gathering international experience and deepening his understanding about the topic of his research. He took Spanish lessons and continues also to study the language. 

Read Matti's inspirational report on the University of Jyväskylä website, both in Finnish and in English.