An engineer's nomadic path - Saka's seeking clean energy for Mongolia

30 Sep 2020
Master of Sustainable Energy student Saruultur (Saka) Bayarsaikhan was interested in nature and science from a young age.

This article was originally published on UQ's Small Change Blog.

“Fix yourself, fix your home, then fix your nation” – this Mongolian proverb underpins the reasons my wife, children and I came to Australia.

I am studying for a Master’s of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland in my quest to help Mongolia transition to a sustainable and healthy energy future.

My earliest memories are of growing up with my grandparents in the beautiful countryside of Mongolia’s Terelj region, north-east of the capital, Ulaanbaatar.

I loved horse-riding and spending time in the wild. Even as a young child, I was always keen to explore new things such as philosophy and science. 

When it was time to start school, I had to go to Ulaanbaatar to get a good education. Eventually, I gained a Bachelor’s degree in oil and gas engineering and became an engineer like my mother.

Read the full article