December is the month when Sweden is covered in gloom and people light candles and put Christmas lights in the windows to break up the utter darkness in the street. The lack of sun affects everybody, and many traditions are dedicated to it. One of the traditions is Lucia Day. You might have seen the… Read More Magic Lucia Day
For many of us, the feeling of arriving in a new country might be daunting at first. Perhaps you wonder what is expected of you at uni? Or if you will make any new friends? Well, I want to assure you that living in Stockholm will be one of the most exciting and enriching experiences you’ll… Read More Hej new student, did you arrive in Stockholm?
The rapid advancement of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computer science field have led some experts to predict that in the not so distant future (or maybe it’s already happening), several jobs, professions, or functions could be replaced by AI. The predictions also tend to never forget to mention the health-related professions as some which… Read More Is the AI going to replace me someday?
Whether you come from a medical background, engineering background, or business background – the word innovation will certainly come up in your field. Innovation can mean different things to people such as coming up with better solutions, being creative or invent something original that “breaks into” the market or society. Coming from a biomedical background, I have… Read More What does healthcare innovation mean to you?
KI as an institution is well-known for its wide variety of educational, scientific, entrepreneurial and other kinds of conferences and events that occur with different frequencies (yearly, monthly or even weekly!). However, the event that I am going to write about today turned up to be the very first of such kind 🙂 KI Sustainability… Read More The very first KI Sustainability Day 2019!
Reading time: 3 mins. April 9th saw me sitting in the main lecture theatre in Biomedicum waiting for the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. To say I was a little bit excited would be an understatement. I was positively unsettled in my seat at the prospect of seeing one… Read More When Dr. Tedros, WHO’s Director-General came to KI
Not so many people are familiar with rare diseases until one of their dear ones develops one. Märta Schörling Andreen and Sofia Schörling Högberg noticed that their father’s behaviour and personality changed progressively even though he was a successful businessman. Sadly, they found out that their father was developing an uncommon disorder called, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Hearing… Read More Have you heard about Frontotemporal Dementia?
This past weekend, three of us attended the “Rethinking Higher Education” conference hosted at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Here’s a short review on the workshops we attended and what inspirations and messages we took home with us. All… Read More Rethinking Higher Education: Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals
“What is your plan after graduating?” might be one of the hardest questions to be answered for some of the student in the Joint Master’s Programme in Health Informatics. Some of the students might already have the answers, but every plan should be based on a sufficient prior analysis, right? At least that is what… Read More Behold! The birth of Karolinska Institutet Health Informatics Alumni Network
Hej, guys! Hope you’re dealing with all your exams/assignments/deadlines well! Since we expect new students for upcoming semester, I would like to update you about KI social activities =) I recently got a question if I feel lonely, while studying here. Oh, man, I enjoy every minute alone! My favourite day is Thursday because of… Read More Where to meet friends in KI?