For the longest time, I would never think of myself as anything close to an entrepreneur. It’s way too scary, it must be for people who have a perfect business plan ready to go, have investors,… In other words: not me. And I’d probably never be one either, because how does one get from “me-not-an-entrepreneur” to “me-entrepreneur”?… Read More Co-up lab – envisioning yourself as an entrepreneur, or should I use another word?
So you are nearing the end of your PhD at KI, and need to start planning and applying for defense. Maybe you are in a group that has done this process 50 times, in which case you might not need this help. However, when I found myself at the time that I needed to apply for defense, I realized I am the first PhD student in my group, and so navigating the application process included a bit of “figuring things out”. Some things are clear and well documented, others are rather mysterious. None of it is hard, but around this period we are usually freaking out, so even small hurdles can cause stress, and it’s really not needed when someone can just tell you how it works. Now that all the application stuff is over, I’ve had multiple fellow-PhD-defenders contact me to clarify things. So, I figured there are probably more of us out there, freaking out about the ins and outs of the application process, and I decided it could be useful to write a guide based on my own experience. Additionally, I’ve also been a student representative in the dissertation committee (the ones you send your application to), and I think it will be helpful for both you and the committee if you have an idea of how it all works. So, here we go!… Read More Applying for PhD defense at Karolinska Institutet
According to historians and Yuval Noah Harari in particular (the author of the book “Homo Sapiens”), people started using fire approximately 300,000 years ago. When I read about that, I started thinking: “So many years! How it is possible, that people still die in fires and have not learned how to handle fire safely?”. But until recently… Read More A very hot topic
Maybe like me, you will use the Loftet to do some headstands, to get a change of perspective and wave this year a goodbye with your feet.… Read More #7 The Headstands Loft
Most of us could do more to take care of ourselves. Where our ancestors spent daylight hours performing backbreaking labor, we’ve sat ourselves at desks in front of devices with artificial light emanating from them on a nearly 24-hour cycle. A promise of the industrial revolution was to give us more leisure; many of us… Read More Mindfulness Meditation for stress reduction during the holidays
PhD student runs not only on data and love of science – he or she needs to eat something from time to time. Usually I have my own lunch with me so our departmental lunchroom with its microwaves and ovens is completely enough. But when I’m too lazy to cook there are always other options.… Read More Food trip around KI – 4 places to grab your lunch!