14th July 2003




A Swedish business student at the University of Lincoln in Hull won over £1,000 after he entered his dissertation in a competition in his homeland.


Fredrik Reis (25), who is due to graduate with a degree in Business Administration at Hull City Hall next week, wrote his final year dissertation on how the new Öresund Bridge which links Sweden and Denmark has affected business activity in the region.


He entered his work into a competition organised by the Öresund Institute and won the second prize of 15,000 Swedish Kronor (£1,140).


“The aim of the competition was to encourage students to take a greater interest in the Öresund region of southern Sweden and eastern Denmark,” said Fredrik.


“I was very pleased to win the prize since I put in so much hard work into the dissertation.”


Fredrik, who lives in Halmstad in Sweden, is just one of many thousands of international students who have studied business courses at the Cottingham Road campus in Hull over the years


“I thought the course got better and better each year,” he said. “The future will tell if it has been useful to me in my professional career!”


The 16km long Öresund link between Sweden and Denmark was completed in August 1999 and reconnected Sweden and Denmark for the first time since the two countries were linked during the Ice Age 7,000 years ago.

The Öresund Bridge is the world’s longest single bridge carrying both road and railway traffic.

Fredrik will graduate with his fellow students at 11.30am on Thursday 24th July at Hull City Hall.


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