The internship at VR provided me with an invaluable insight into the Swedish working culture at a public organization. It also improved my Swedish language skills; I got the chance to meet new co-workers, learn about the research infrastructure of Sweden as a whole, and discuss topics that are important for the development of the… Read More 3-month Internship at Vetenskapsrådet/Swedish Research Council (VR): a postdoc experience
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?
Once upon a time… someone decided the public had the right, even the need, maybe even the duty, to know what was going on in science. Well, probably it has been “decided” upon multiple times, but a striking example was when the Royal Institute of London started Christmas lectures for the general public. In these… Read More The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 1
Saturday last week, I attended the Startup Day 2015 at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm. This is an annual entreprenurial event, arranged by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, gathering around a thousand entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship. During the event, several talks and investor pitching sessions were held. Those attending the talks had the opportunity to listen to entrepreneurs… Read More Getting inspired at the Startup Day 2015
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a list of Sweden’s Ideal Employers in 2014, and there it was, at nr #5 – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). I thought – hey, I worked for them for a while this spring! So I should definitely write a blog about it! And list several amazing… Read More 7 Key Aspects of Supporting Research in Developing Countries
”In a world, where science entertains… Meet Dr Multitask, a (re)searcher, balancing on the edge of academic and beyond, teaching AND learning valuable lessons about life, science and human existence…” Imagine this world, designed as an amusement park, with a purpose to both educate and entertain – the name is: SCI-WORLD. This spring, a job… Read More SCI-WORLD
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?
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
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
At “The Future of Life Science” seminar co-organized by KI career service today, four speakers shared their insightful perspectives for tomorrow’s life science both in academia & pharma. The 1.5 hour inspiring discussion brought academia, government, and industry together: Anders Gustafsson, Dean of Doctoral Education, KI; Peter Honeth, State Secretary, Ministry of Education; Jan-Olof Jacke, President, AstraZeneca and Ola Hermanson,… Read More Is the Future of Life Science bright?