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)
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
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)
Hej Guys I’m very happy to post another alumnus interview. Sorry it has taken so long to come out! Thank you for all the messages about this series and just to let you know, I have two more interviews lined up that will be with you ASAP. Thank you to Erika for being my interviewee. She… Read More Bioentrepreneurship Alumni Profile: Life Science Services
Hej Guys I’m back in Stockholm after a lovely Easter break in the UK. We have no more classes this semester…..but today we had the PP1 kick off as a group….. and tomorrow we are off to work on our placements until June. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into my work at SwedenBio and to jump… Read More #GIRLBOSS
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.