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

The most essential course literature you will need as a KI Master’s Student in Health Economics

Over the course of our 2-year Master’s Programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management at Karolinska Institutet, reading materials in all subjects have been provided in a form of (e-)books, online and printed articles, PDFs, and presentations. In this blog I would like to introduce you to some of the most essential course books of “Health… Read More The most essential course literature you will need as a KI Master’s Student in Health Economics

Degree Project in Public Health Sciences 2016-2017 – HEPM track

Now, that we are fast approaching the stage of our Degree Project commencement, I would   like to pull back the curtain on the some of the intricacies of this 4,5-month long endeavour. Please be aware that this blog is devoted to the Master Thesis Project for the current Health Economics, Policy and Management track… Read More Degree Project in Public Health Sciences 2016-2017 – HEPM track

Being a student at KI comes with its perks: The Global Health Case Challenge – Antibiotic Resistance (2016)

The expanding phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is now so ominous that it may deprive the world population of successful treatment of bacterial infections and reverse life-saving efforts of modern medicine within our lifetimes. EIT Health holds the Global Health Case Challenge 2016 on Antibiotic Resistance in a collaboration between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the… Read More Being a student at KI comes with its perks: The Global Health Case Challenge – Antibiotic Resistance (2016)