How to succeed as a woman in science? (Hint: It helps if you study at KI ðŸ˜„)

Sweden is considered one of the most gender-equal countries in the world. They enjoy the longest paid maternity leave in the world (a whopping 16 months!), liberal household duties: men and women share a lot of responsibilities and equality is just generally on the agenda. So for a female, it’s a pretty good place to start your… Read More How to succeed as a woman in science? (Hint: It helps if you study at KI ðŸ˜„)

A Swedish Tradition for Every Month: How many have you done?

Having been in Sweden for nearly two years, I can happily say I have experienced many Swedish traditions. Luckily there are loads and another reason to celebrate is never far away. For those of you who are coming to Sweden in September, why not try a new Swedish thing every month? January: Watch the Fireworks… Read More A Swedish Tradition for Every Month: How many have you done?

My Novo Experience: A practical placement at Novo Nordisk

This month I returned to Stockholm after 4 months in Copenhagen for my Practical Placement 2.  This placement is the flagship of the Bioentrepreneurship programme and a chance for us to put what we learnt into practise with some real experience. Lot’s of bloggers have written about their experience with PP2. You should read about Yi’s… Read More My Novo Experience: A practical placement at Novo Nordisk

Practical Placement 2: Where have we gone?

Hej Guys This post is well overdue since I finished my PP2 about 4 weeks ago 😮 The second internship or Practical Placement 2 is sort of the flagship of the Bioentrepreneurship programme at KI. The internships are what makes our study programme unique and are why many of my classmates came to KI in the… Read More Practical Placement 2: Where have we gone?

KI is a good place to be when it goes a bit wrong

It’s no secret that University can be a lot of work and a lot of pressure.   For the last 4 months,  I have been at Novo Nordisk for my Practical Placement 2.  Novo is a great company and I am coming away with some great friends and lots of learning experience. However this post is… Read More KI is a good place to be when it goes a bit wrong

How difficult are the Global Master’s programmes at KI?

Karolinska Institutet is a world class university so you can expect cutting edge research taught by leading experts. But how difficult are the Master’s programmes at KI? What about the learning pace? How intensive are the courses? How difficult is it to pass the exams? I collected some thoughts from our Digital Ambassadors half way… Read More How difficult are the Global Master’s programmes at KI?

Tragedy At Home While Studying Abroad : The Mexico City Earthquake

You are thousands of miles away from your friends and family , living in a new unfamiliar place, with people you’ve just met. What happens if an emergency occurs in your home city? How do you deal with crisis so far from home? Two students experiencing just that, tell us their thoughts and offer suggestions on… Read More Tragedy At Home While Studying Abroad : The Mexico City Earthquake

Bioentrepreneurship. It’s NOT just starting your own company.

Hej all, This blog is kind of like a review of our first course Entrepreneurship in the Life Science. But one year one It’s still hard to explain what Bioentrepreneurship actually means. This is a quote from our textbook: “Entrepreneurship is so much more than starting an independent organisation, it is a complex phenomenon that… Read More Bioentrepreneurship. It’s NOT just starting your own company.

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)