Hello from sunny Stockholm! Last winter, I had blogged about the different activities that one can do while spending winter in Stockholm. Now that the sun shines brightly over Stockholm everyday and temperatures are going up till 27 degree Celsius, I decided to update you guys on some fun summer activities that you can do!… Read More 7 things to do during summer in Stockholm!
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 😄)
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?
In my previous blog, school work vs. lab work, I compared my school life in these two different cities. I want to expand my comparison into my non-school life between New Haven and Stockholm. Why specifically New Haven you might wonder? The reason being that there is no way for me to generalize my experience… Read More Stockholm, Sweden vs. New Haven, Connecticut
Sweden is quite expensive but like any place in the world, you can always find things to do for free 😀 Stockholm is no exception, you can visit the old town, go to a museum, visit one of the many parks or take a free walking tour. However, Sweden has surprised me several times with other FREE things… Read More 5 surprisingly FREE things in Stockholm (and 3 things that surprisingly aren’t)
I have been working since day 1 of my master’s programme here at Karolinska Institutet (KI), but only recently did I start a more permanent part-time job. During my first year at KI, I tutored regularly and though it was hard, I managed it quite well. Now, I work 60% at a different department at… Read More Working during your studies: if I can do it, you can too!
If you are reading this I am guessing you are a proud owner of a personnummer. Congratulations! 🎉 Whether getting it was a breeze or you ended up going through hell and back (like me) to get one, you are probably wondering what are the next steps in getting settled in Sweden. Worry not, for I am here to… Read More 15 things you can (and should!) do once you get a personnummer
Winter may not yet be over and there may still be snow on the ground…. BUT I remain optimistic that spring is just around the corner. Despite being British, and therefore immune to all bad weather (?), winter in Stockholm has definitely been tough at times. The city can look at its most beautiful under… Read More How I survived a winter in Stockholm…
Would you like to work in the field of healthcare and science outside of academia? If you answered both these questions with “yes”, then you should definitively not miss the video of CHaSE 2018! The video will bring you back to the CHaSE event in 2018. Let’s see how the attenders and presenters from companies/organizations… Read More How to CHaSE your career at KI?
Swedish, scholarships, grants, thesis project & more!… Read More Useful links and FAQ about Global Health and KI