The teacher’s three places

Image credit: National Park Service / flickr In honour of International Teacher’s Day today, here is a short post about a pedagogical philosophy.  The Indonesian education pioneer Ki Hajar Dewantara once formulated his education philosophy in Javanese thus: Ing ngarsa sung tulada, Ing madya mangun karsa, Tut wuri handayani. Which roughly translates to: In front… Read More The teacher’s three places

Welcome to the dark side: The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 2

Welcome to the dark side. Wait, what?! In my opinion, there’s a significant dark side to what’s supposed to be science communication. Sit back, relax and let me take you through some musings on the issue. The first thing I want to bring up is the idea that “correlation is not causation”. It can be… Read More Welcome to the dark side: The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 2

Why bacteria are good for your career

In January 2017, a multidisciplinary team consisting of 15 students with different cultural backgrounds and at different stages of their education started the 9 months iGEM adventure. Here in a guest blog they reflect upon what they have learned. iGEM stands for “international genetically engineered machines” and is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology… Read More Why bacteria are good for your career

Meet Johanna Bäckström – founder of Career Service and head of a “fast running unit”

You have been Head of Unit for Student and Career Service for four years. What has been the highlights? On a personal level, it has been to “dive into” everything that has to do with education. Previously I worked with administration related to research and postgraduate education. On a more operational level I am proud… Read More Meet Johanna Bäckström – founder of Career Service and head of a “fast running unit”

PhD career confusion – FAQ

Karolinska Institutet recently hosted the Nordic PhD Summit “Health Sciences across Borders”, an event that brings PhD students from the Nordic countries together for two days of interaction and scientific discussions. Career Service was invited to be part of an event called “Career Options Speed  Dating”. With some initial confusion the 15 minutes speed meeting… Read More PhD career confusion – FAQ