The first thing I noticed upon arrival in Stockholm was how vacant it is. I came from Bangalore which has a population density of 11884 people per km square compared to a meager density of 5012 in Stockholm. Having lived here for more than a year now, I have come to realize that population difference… Read More Comparing extremities- An Indian in Sweden
One of the main reasons I chose KI for master’s studies was because of the highly stimulating research environment it offers. I am sure it is a common reason for many of you that have applied for the Master’s program in Biomedicine. I conducted the second project (called the Research project worth 16 credits) in… Read More Research project in a dream lab
As a student of the master’s program in Biomedicine, we are allowed to pick an elective track during the third semester, consisting of mainly PhD courses. Tumor Immunology was offered as a part of two tracks: Immunology and Infection Biology and Tumor Biology. It is one of the most sought after PhD courses at KI,… Read More An intensive week of Tumor Immunology
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
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?
During the third semester of the Master’s program in Biomedicine, we are allowed to choose an elective track. Each track consists of PhD courses in the related field. Even though the credits are the same for each track, the schedules vary and the courses usually run in parallel with the research project. You can find… Read More My first PhD course at KI
Most of you that are planning to pursue Maser’s program in Biomedicine have already set your eyes on a PhD. Not only will the research intensive program motivate you further, it will also prepare you for a PhD. The curriculum is one way but there are other advantages you would get, being a part of KI.… Read More How will the Biomedicine Master’s program prepare you for a PhD?
There is so much research that goes in before we decide on which university to study in. Consequently, there are high expectations. It was the same for me when I decided to pursue master’s studies at Karolinska Institutet. The first year at KI has been great and apart from what I had expected, there have… Read More My “wow” moments at KI
Arriving in a new city with a mind full of dreams and hopes is very exciting. There is so much to explore and there are so many new experiences. A bit of planning and getting an idea of what to expect would definitely ease the process. Arrival If you are traveling alone and it’s… Read More Planning your arrival and first week in Stockholm
While studying abroad, some surprises are inevitable inspite of all the research we do. Here’s a list of things about my program I wish someone had told me earlier so I could plan my time better: 1. A week’s gap during the first course need not really be a vacation We begin with Applied… Read More 6 things I wish I knew before beginning the Master’s program in Biomedicine