I recently visited one of the public hospitals near to my home (Älvsjö). I thought it would be a good occasion to share some things about healthcare in Sweden. How much it costs, how it works and so on … Some facts about healthcare and public health in Sweden: The most interesting thing about… Read More How healthcare in Sweden works – also for international students
KI has two campuses. One in Solna and one in Huddinge. However, most international students are to be found in Solna and they are quite unhappy to hear when a course is held in the more remote Huddinge campus. In this post I’ll reveal some stories about the Solna campus sculptures and answer the question –… Read More KI Campus – Art, Heritage and Future (photo story)
“With the Royal College of Physicians saying that it [snus] is 1,000 times less harmful than cigarettes, it has been hailed as a healthier alternative for heavy smokers.” This is a quote from an Independent news article published in 2012. I’m not 100% sure where they got this statistic from, as I cannot find it… Read More Part 3 – is snus healthier than smoking?
When you come to Sweden the unpolluted air, the healthy wholesome food and the option to go on long strolls or runs to maintain yourself will convince you that you can never fall ill here. Living next to a hospital also allows to think that if something bad were to happen you will not be… Read More When the flu hits you in Sweden
Something strange came over me a few mornings ago. For the first time in my life, I wished for it to be colder outside. I woke up to the sound of rain washing away the sparkly bright snow from the rooftops. It is the saddest sound one can hear at 8am in the morning besides… Read More An ode to glacial winters
As a second year master’s student, I feel like that question should be put on the list of our ‘frequently asked questions’. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer for that question because the answer might be different from person to person. It might even contain one of the following alternatives: “My thesis? Awesome! You know what? Yesterday… Read More “How’s your thesis?” – An overview from epidemiology track
In one of my earlier blogs I commented on what to expect in global health. Now half way through the course and having gone through all the modules, I felt I could give people a better idea of what to expect in this course. As mentioned in my previous blog, instead of looking at everything… Read More What I learnt in Global Health/What you will learn in Global Health
Another student accommodation – Pax – surrounding area. Check out the upcoming blogs from Laura Barceló – our lovely Digital Ambassador from Master’s Programme in Biomedicine for the “interior designs” of these KI student accommodations.
Hej! The outside surroundings of Jägargatan 20 have a construction site and winter touch as its main features at the moment, but it is still a beautiful scenery with the walking lanes, outdoor gym, and a magnificent view from outside the windows on the upper floors ;)
When we came here, we were told tales of the harsh Swedish winter. How the temperature falls to -25 and the entire transport system comes to a standstill. How the snow keeps falling for days and the water in the lakes freezes over and people skate on it. And it went on. It is dark… Read More Winter in Sweden