We have all been there – a long evening in the lab, pipetting a thousand tubes, wishing there was something a little more substantial than music to fill your ears and your brain… But what to listen to? Maybe you are very picky about your podcasts (like some of us), maybe you are a little overwhelmed by… Read More The favourite Podcasts From the Blog Team
Last week we had another blog workshop, and we got challenged with a creative writing exercise. As we have a tendency of writing too serious and feeling like it needs to be well researched (it comes with the profession), this blog likes to challenge us to write quick and free. The task was the following:… Read More Creative speed-writing!
Over the past few weeks/months, a lot has been said (and written) about mental health in these challenging times. From tricks to make your garden look like the great outdoors, to how to balance work and personal life now that everything happens in the same space, to actual depression struggles. I am not qualified to… Read More Sometimes all it takes is to Listen
On the 10 day of Christmas I want to reflect on moments of mindfulness. How can we be mindful in different activities… Read More Mindful Christmas
”Do we really have to do what we want to – again?” According to the legend, I made that comment after a day at daycare. I don’t remember the particular incident but recognize the feeling of being at a loss when being told to do whatever I want. Where to start? What to play? With who? For how long?… Read More Just write and play
Ever considered making a podcast, but need some help getting started? The KI career bloggers recently had a blog workshop on making podcasts, and we’d like to share both tips and results with you! Or maybe making sound-stuff is nothing for you, but you’d like to get to know a bit more about blogging for the KI career service blog? Well, lucky you, because that just happens to be the topic of our podcast episode!… Read More The podcast blog
(mood: experimental) If you’ve ever followed a cooking recipe, you’ve probably felt the frustrations of the impreciseness of cooking. A cup of flour! A tablespoon of butter!! A teaspoon of olive oil!! And a pinch of salt?!!! Are we cavemen?!!!… ahem. Sorry about that! Moving on. As a scientist, I have felt it too.… Read More The absolute pepparkaka protocol
(Mood: optimistic) We are in middle of constant discussions about world problems from gender equality to global warming and a need of clean water (that Oksana described in her inspiring post entitled ‘The taste of water’ https://researcherblogski.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/the-taste-of-the-water/). These discussions are not only led by politicians, scientists and activists but also by everyman in the streets of… Read More Can we fix it? Yes we can!
(Mood: inspired) Last Sunday was the third time, I attended the Nobel Week Dialogue. This event happens every year, on the 9th of December, one year in Stockholm, another year – in Gothenburg. I highly recommend to anyone who will have an opportunity to join the next year’s event in Gothenburg to do so. This… Read More The taste of the water
The prospect of following post-graduate studies abroad is attractive. Many universities offer doctoral positions to international students and collaborations between universities are common. Post-graduates with international experience increase their employability since they are highly valued, especially when coming from a prestigious university. Besides, to follow doctoral studies abroad comes with the opportunity to expand our… Read More Don’t let language stop you! The advantages of doing qualitative research in a foreign language