Did you know? 16 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about Sweden

1. Stockholm is spread across 14 islands, has 96 beaches and is conncted by 57 bridges. So it’s the only European capital that can explored by a Kayak 2. The Swedish monarchy is one of the oldest in the world– it has had  a king for more than 1000 years. The current king is Carl XVI… Read More Did you know? 16 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about Sweden

The Life Science Industry (Sweden’s best kept secret)

Swedes lead the world in pop music, renewable energy and childcare. But do you know Sweden also has a world class Life Science industry? Last year, the US-Sweden ambassador told a conference that the life science was the ‘best kept secret’ in Sweden. It’s true Sweden doesn’t have the reputation of Silicon Valley but today… Read More The Life Science Industry (Sweden’s best kept secret)

How I spent my summer vacation (an internship at a health economics consultancy and other opportunities)

The first year Bioentrepreneurship is over (hurrah)…. this means we got a big long summer break (double hurrah). The Swedes love their summer and KI’s term times means we have no classes from early June to late August. Summer in Sweden is a little bit legendary. There are a million blog posts from my fellow… Read More How I spent my summer vacation (an internship at a health economics consultancy and other opportunities)

Everything you need to know about Bioentrepreneurship Year One

The first year on Bioentrepreneurship has finished.  That means I have finished eight courses, fifteen assignments, four exams and six group projects. Over the year, I have tried to share the in and outs of what it is like to be a Bioentrepreneurship student at Karolinska Institutet. And in this post I have collated everything I… Read More Everything you need to know about Bioentrepreneurship Year One

Should you go abroad for your placement?? These students say YES!

Hej Guys, Hope you are all well and enjoying the summer! I’m back in rainy Manchester for my summer….so thought it’s probably a good time to start dreaming about places I could potentially go for an exchange study. Are there any life science companies based on Caribbean islands? 🙂 Bioentrepreneurship students get to do three… Read More Should you go abroad for your placement?? These students say YES!

Bioentrepreneurship Alumni Profile: Non Profit Organisation

Hej Everyone, Here is the fourth instalment of the alumni profile blog as promised! Thank you for all the requests and suggestions for this series. I always love to hear your thoughts and the areas you want to know more about  Nicole Hanzon Nicole studied Biomedicine before Bioentrepreneurship at KI. She did her second practical placement at… Read More Bioentrepreneurship Alumni Profile: Non Profit Organisation

A History of MBE (and why we are happy to be the odd one out)

  The Master’s of Bioentrepreneurship is the ‘odd one out’ of the other programmes. It is not a science degree, it is not a medical degree, it is not your typical KI course. When asked I always describe my programme as ‘essentially a business administration education that focuses on life science companies’ (there is no… Read More A History of MBE (and why we are happy to be the odd one out)

(More) ideas for earning money in Stockholm without speaking Swedish

If you’re heading to Stockholm this Autumn, you might be wondering if you can find a job to support your studies. And you probably know, if you don’t speak Swedish, it is difficult. But not impossible!! These student blogs are a good resources for ideas about student jobs: you can read Leire’s or Anna’s blog… Read More (More) ideas for earning money in Stockholm without speaking Swedish

My Life in Lidingö (and why I have decided to look forward to all four seasons in Sweden)

Hej Guys Since I’m nearly half way (yikes) through my Master’s programme, I want to share my two favourite things about living in Stockholm; awe inspiring nature round the corner and the public amenities (stuff just works here) I think these things are nicely represented by the island where I live, Lidingö. Lidingö is the ‘family… Read More My Life in Lidingö (and why I have decided to look forward to all four seasons in Sweden)