5+1 ways to decorate your dorm room for almost no money at all

One of the fundamental aspects of “Swedish-ness” is interior design and home decor – Sweden is the land of furniture and home-related stores. Obviously, the country is the land of IKEA, what did you expect? The Swedes love to have beautiful homes they can nest in- and so should you. I know, some might argue… Read More 5+1 ways to decorate your dorm room for almost no money at all

11 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights

It is true, I am not gonna lie: if you decide to go to the North of Sweden for a trip, it is probably going to be about seeing the Northern Lights. Because they are beautiful in pictures and who wouldn’t want to experience that in reality? But, as it turns out, the Northern Lights… Read More 11 things to do in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, except for seeing the Northern lights

What it feels like to be back in your hometown after 4,5 months

My programme (Master’s in Biomedicine) is full-time and we had courses and seminars all the time, with very few breaks, mostly to study before an exam or before the seminars. Hence, I had no time to even think about coming back to my hometown before the Christmas break. Gradually, Stockholm also became “home” and besides… Read More What it feels like to be back in your hometown after 4,5 months

Bonding with classmates over Swedish Christmas traditions (and a cool idea to organize a group trip)

With Christmas approaching, one cannot help but spread the joy among friends. I believed before moving to Sweden that I would make friends from my Master’s course, but little did I know that in just 4 months, I would feel like I am among family! The BioMed Master’s fam proved its worth in a lavish… Read More Bonding with classmates over Swedish Christmas traditions (and a cool idea to organize a group trip)

The Nobel week has begun – a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was part of a well-known family. He descended from O. Rudbeck, the best Swedish technical genius in the 17th century, when Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. Alfred Nobel himself, was a cosmopolitan, he lived in Petersburg, Stockholm and Paris. He was an inventor… Read More The Nobel week has begun – a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

You know you are studying in an amazing Institute, when the methods of teaching are unique and inspirational

The Neurobiology block of our course Frontiers in Translational Medicine (Semester 1st of Master’s in Biomedicine) started almost two weeks ago and so did the snow (Yes, in the beginning of November – No, this is not a common thing for this time of the year). There were 2 days when it was practically impossible… Read More You know you are studying in an amazing Institute, when the methods of teaching are unique and inspirational

Why Facebook should change the relationship status to Swedish

In the brief period of my stay here in Sweden, I have encountered some words that are so perfect, that I want to buy them coffee, ask them out on a date, and maybe ask them to marry me. Each of these words captures a unique relationship dynamic more precisely than “roomies” or “partners” and it shows how the language… Read More Why Facebook should change the relationship status to Swedish

Tips and tricks for a good cover letter

The application platform for the Master’s courses for the Fall Semester 2017 is now OPEN and soon enough you might be applying for one (or more) of our Global Master’s programmes in KI. One of the things that is  often stressful about the application process is the cover/motivational letter (*dreadful music playing: “DAN DAN DAAAAAN!”*),… Read More Tips and tricks for a good cover letter