Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.

As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.

Degree Project – MSc in Public Health Sciences (HEPM) – Final tips.

Upon completion of the Degree Project, including defense and opposition seminars, I would like to share some important guidance that will, hopefully, shed more light on the whole process: Start thinking about your potential master thesis supervisor from the first year. If possible, chose more than one supervisor to enable a broader perspective and feedback. Research… Read More Degree Project – MSc in Public Health Sciences (HEPM) – Final tips.

Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

My 12-week internship at WHO started on May 1st, 2017. Within this couple of weeks, I have grown to learn that this experience does not only enrich your technical skills, but has all the chances of influencing the way you perceive the world and, most importantly, bring you closer to get to know yourself. Now that my HEPM class of 2015-2017… Read More Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

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)

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)

What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)

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)

Volunteering for a non-profit working group in Stockholm – a KI student experience

180Degree Consulting is a Stockholm branch of a non-profit network working closely with businesses and NGOs to enhance their social impact. This year my classmate from Master’s in Public Health Sciences HEPM track, Rabiah al Adawiyah, is working as a consultant for this non-profit venture. She was very kind to share her current experiences, and… Read More Volunteering for a non-profit working group in Stockholm – a KI student experience

European Forum Alpbach – applications for scholarships are now open!

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!

Child Family Health International – Educational Programmes in Global Health for students

While a student at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply for a number of international internships and placements to boost your academic and professional experience. One of such opportunities is  Child Family Health International (CFHI) Global Health Educational Programmes. CFHI provides community-based Global Health Education Programs for students and institutions. Its model fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local… Read More Child Family Health International – Educational Programmes in Global Health for students

The good, the bad and the inevitable – MSc in Health Economics at Karolinska Institutet

The table below reflects my personal exposure to the good, the bad and the inevitable of the programme and the overall university experience at KI. As my second year as an MSc in Medical Science track Health Economics, Policy and Management student is approaching its logical finale with Master’s Thesis being the only thing left to accomplish, the overall… Read More The good, the bad and the inevitable – MSc in Health Economics at Karolinska Institutet

MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – expand your potential while still a student at Karolinska Institutet

For those of you who have an insatiable lust for extra-curricular activities, want to gain unprecedented experiences, thrive on overcoming challenges, and are interested in entrepreneurship, this particular opportunity does stand out amongst many that you can apply for while being a student at Karolinska Institutet. An important note here is that you do not have… Read More MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – expand your potential while still a student at Karolinska Institutet