I bet you’ve heard of iGEM by now! Yes? No? Or maybe you’re not aware that our own students have grabbed life by the horns by participating? Alrighty, no worries – we have a quick fix for that. Just last month, we published a dancing overview of this grandiouse competition where we lined out how students and… Read More Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)
This month I received my Practical Placement One (PP1) assignment. I’m very happy to be going to SwedenBio with my lovely classmate Bing Wu. Master’s of Bioentrepreneurship students have three placements during the programme. You can read Dina’s post about how they are structured. We start our placement on April 22nd, so we were told quite late in… Read More Practical Placement One
Sweden has a reputation for being an expensive place! When you tell people you are planning to move here, it usually takes about a minute before someone asks…….Wait isn’t it super expensive in Sweden??? And it’s kind of true. When I came here as a tourist I was utterly shocked that a bog standard pizza… Read More Is Sweden expensive?
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. iGEM, according to this year’s team leaders, Amanda Pellnäs and Larsen Vornholz, is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology where students from all over… Read More What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)
What do a dating site, a virtual doctor and a wifi sharing app have in common??? They were all formed at SUP 46- a big start up hub in Stockholm. If your planning on coming to Stockholm you probably already know Stockholm is recognised as one of the hottest start ups in Europe. If not, you… Read More SUP 46 and why even introverts will enjoy networking in Sweden.
I know many of you are anxiously awaiting the results from the selection process. I was you last year, frantically searching for any information on my chance of getting accepted. The good news is the first notifications will be published very soon. You can check the Key Dates on universityadmissions.se. Qualification University Admissions started reviewing… Read More A Quick Note about Merit Points
There are lots of practical ways to prepare for your studies in Sweden. You can check out the extensive arrival guides from KI and read about life here in Sweden. In fact you should probably be out right now buying warm clothes, sorting your visa or getting on the Duolingo ..but I think exposing yourself to… Read More The lazy way to prepare for your studies in Sweden (or at least without leaving the house)
Hey Everyone Last week we wrapped up Product Development in the Biomedical Industry. Although not technically part of the syllabus, our class got to take part in a 3D Print workshop during this course. 3D printing has been hailed as a ‘manufacturing revolution’ with ‘infinite possibilities’. Perfect topic for our class of bioentrepreneurs to use our… Read More 3D Printing Workshop
It’s important now, more than ever, that our young generation exchanges ideas on the future of Europe. With its scholarships, European Forum Alpbach (EFA) strives to present a European perspective through the sharing of groundbreaking knowledge and interdisciplinary debates. Conflicts and cooperative efforts are capable of destroying established entities, but can also give rise to… Read More European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!
I am here to tell you how to get the deepest discounts possible in Stockholm using your golden ticket, your student I.D! As students we all have champagne dreams on minuscule budgets , but that doesn’t mean we should suffer. You’ve probably heard it before, 10% off here , maybe 20% off there, but I’m not interested… Read More 6 Secret Ways Your Student Card Gets You Cheap Stuff in Stockholm