This information has been spread wildly by some of my friends at Karolinska Institutet who – no doubt – belong to the most dedicated, energetic and cool people I know. So, I’d like to spread the news to you, too: Don’t miss this career fair! It’s such a great opportunity to get in touch, get inspired,… Read More CHaSE-ing your career?
Hans Rosling is famous like a cat with eight legs, known like a one-legged dog ( – Is there any appropriate translation to the German “bekannt wie ein bunter Hund”?!) in the global health world and beyond. He founded Gapminder, which is a non-profit foundation promoting a fact-based world view. Gapminder also has a cool… Read More Hans Rosling on Ebola
Did you hear the recent announcement about the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014? It was awarded with one half to John O’Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain”. And you know what? Last year, Edvard Moser… Read More What’s Nov2k – and what’s so “Nobel” about it?
Declare that the kanelbulle was invented in your country How dare you – claiming that in a country where they even celebrate the “Kanelbullens Dag”. Remember this on the next 4th of October… Say that fika is a waste of time Closely related to the kanelbulle…. Fika is taken very seriously. Fika is not only… Read More Various ways of upsetting your Swedish friends
While everybody was on holiday these days, I crossed paths with an interesting group of people that was on a different kind of journey… This group of young travellers came together from different countries (Sweden, Netherlands, England) – hungry for adventure, thirsty for knowledge, and their baggage full of different kinds of backgrounds and experiences –… Read More The Think Train Trip
After a hectic five weeks as a medical responsible at the Ebola case management center of Doctors without Borders in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, my friend Gunnhildur just got back to Oslo to get some rest after an intense mission. Yet, as far as I can tell, she has not been resting, but giving tons of interviews… Read More The Ebola Hysteria
Since a few months I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Department for Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). LIME is a place where cultures clash and where informaticians, managers, educators, communicators, illustrators, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses, physicians, designers… and public health specialists work together to improve healthcare. A lot of interesting and fun… Read More Art in the LIME light
My encounter with J last Tuesday had an impact on me. How? I cannot yet say. I spent many hours of my past working weeks in the field, in primary healthcare centres in “vulnerable” areas in Stockholm. These parts of the city are considered vulnerable because the inhabitants generally have lower levels in education and… Read More My encounter with J last Tuesday
There are many more things, between heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio. —Shakespeare, Hamlet Public health sciences make up for an incredibly interdisciplinary research field because every little or big detail in our lives has the potential to influence our health – be it conditions in which we grow, mass… Read More How soap genitals talk HIV/AIDS
Just looking at the list of this blog’s bloggers you will see that the crowd at Karolinska Institutet is from about everywhere in the world. Surprisingly (– or not?) it was often not only KI that attracted to start a new chapter in life, but Stockholm itself. For some of you it might be more… Read More Stockholm’s magic