One of the things I learned a lot since I started here at KI is learning all the abbreviations. Everyday I encounter new acronyms which become a part of my daily life. I am going to introduce two topics that my course covered this month. AOP Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) is a series of biological events… Read More Acronyms and KI Life
Global Health at KI is delivered over a period of 1 year. Inevitably, all course participants agree that the volume of material being delivered over such a short time span, expects them to accomplish high productivity levels. The course is structured in such a way, that allows breathing time, in the form of group works, and… Read More 🍼⚕ A balancing act in Global Health
The end of course 1 in Semester 3 means it’s time for a review! After finishing the exams and successfully passing them (whoop whoop!) I decided to write a blog post giving a review of this course. Why did I decide to review the course? Well for starters after having studied here for 1 year,… Read More Review of Infection and Immunity, course 1 in Semester 3!
During the Master’s program in Biomedicine, we are expected to conduct projects of varying duration. I have listed some of the roadblocks I faced and how I dealt with them while looking for project positions. Where to begin? If you have absolutely no idea where to start looking or what to look for, do… Read More Finding research groups for projects at KI
As the first real snow falls, it is hard to not think about Christmas and all the holiday events coming up with the break. Unfortunately, KI students are always busier before the break, but that doesn’t stop up from getting into the holiday spirit! All around Stockholm there are plenty of activities to have a… Read More Getting Into the Holiday Spirit!
Hello all! Not all of us turn to Google for our information nuggets. Truth is, good old paper and printed words appeals to an audience still defiant to electronic readers. While global health can be taught in a classroom, books can offer an insight into what global health is about. 1. Hot, Flat and Crowded.… Read More 📚🐛 A bookworm’s guide to global health.
In my previous blog post I explained that I wasn’t able to get a personnummer despite being an EU student enrolled in a two-year master’s program at KI since I didn’t have an EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC). As promised, I’m about to share the details of my six month long struggle with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)… Read More I am an EU student without an EU Health Insurance Card. Here’s how I got my personnummer.
I am one of the few lucky students who had the opportunity to study in not one, but two Swedish cities, at two of the most prestigious universities in Scandinavia. 2 years ago, thanks to the Erasmus program, I was able to spend one semester at Lunds Universitet, in beautiful Skåne. Even though I decided… Read More Stockholm vs Lund – same country, 2 different perspectives
If you ask any student in the first or second semester of the Biomedicine Master’s Program, the answer to this would be a straight NO. Last year, we had sufficient time to explore Stockholm, cultivate hobbies, make new friends, have a great social life, plan short vacations, do extra jobs- all this while balancing full… Read More Is the Biomedicine Master’s stressful?
Tauhid is a course participant in the 2017/2018 cohort of Global Health Masters at Karolinska Institutet. He shares the story of his journey from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Stockholm. Background Tauhid trained as a dentist in Bangladesh. He worked for an organisation with strong ties to public health. Nurturing an interest in the field, he pursued a Masters… Read More ✈ Dhaka to Stockholm: going global with Global Health