Event type
Internal courses and training
Workshop: Learn to write for the public and contribute to The Conversation

23-11-2021 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Zoom
Lead

The news platform The Conversation arranges, in collaboration with the Communications Office at KI, a training session for researchers on finding the news potential in your own research and writing for the public.

Content

The Conversation is a politically unaffiliated international online platform for journalistic popular science articles. The platform is based on the principle that academic researchers write their own new articles, analyses and op-eds within their own fields of expertise – with the help of The Conversation’s own professional journalists and editors. Since the turn of the year, KI has a collaboration with The Conversation that also includes training sessions.

The workshop is aimed at researchers with a PhD who want to improve their ability to see the news potential of their expertise and to write short, quality pitches in English that can be turned into promising stories. There will also be a brief introduction to what The Conversation is and what this news platform can offer KI's researchers.

If you are interested, please contact KI’s communications office at the-conversation@ki.se. Please include a short description of your expertise, what topics you are interested in writing about and contact information.

Program

Presentation: how to write for a public audience

  • What is The Conversation (TC), origins and aims; what TC does and why
  • Why bother communicating research to the public?
  • What does writing for TC involve?
  • The benefits for academics and universities
  • Tips on style, tone and structure (with examples)
  • How to pitch (with examples)
  • Examples of different approaches:
    • A piece about the academic’s own research
    • A response to someone else’s research
    • A list (“Top five…”, “Ten most…”)
    • Something irreverent/entertaining/unusual

Chat/Q&A

Site demonstration

  • Editor takes attendees through the TC online editor
  • How article editing works, preview and history record
  • Demonstrate “traffic light” readability system
  • Note approve button and disclosure statement
  • Show dashboard and article readership metrics

Exercises:

  • Based on worksheet academics have brought with them, discuss ideas for articles
  • Each academic (or in teams of 3-4 if large group) develop one, write an opening paragraph
  • Group discussion on why topic is interesting to non-specialist audience, or how to make it so
  • Write a pitch for the article
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Internal courses and training
CANCELLED - Workshop: Learn to write for the public and contribute to The Conversation

21-10-2021 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Zoom
Lead

The news platform The Conversation arranges, in collaboration with the Communications Office at KI, a training session for researchers on finding the news potential in your own research and writing for the public.

Content

CANCELLED, but the same workshop is held on Tuesday 23 November.

The Conversation is a politically unaffiliated international online platform for journalistic popular science articles. The platform is based on the principle that academic researchers write their own new articles, analyses and op-eds within their own fields of expertise – with the help of The Conversation’s own professional journalists and editors. Since the turn of the year, KI has a collaboration with The Conversation that also includes training sessions.

The workshop is aimed at researchers with a PhD who want to improve their ability to see the news potential of their expertise and to write short, quality pitches in English that can be turned into promising stories. There will also be a brief introduction to what The Conversation is and what this news platform can offer KI's researchers.

If you are interested, please contact KI’s communications office at the-conversation@ki.se. Please include a short description of your expertise, what topics you are interested in writing about and contact information.

Program

Presentation: how to write for a public audience

  • What is The Conversation (TC), origins and aims; what TC does and why
  • Why bother communicating research to the public?
  • What does writing for TC involve?
  • The benefits for academics and universities
  • Tips on style, tone and structure (with examples)
  • How to pitch (with examples)
  • Examples of different approaches:
    • A piece about the academic’s own research
    • A response to someone else’s research
    • A list (“Top five…”, “Ten most…”)
    • Something irreverent/entertaining/unusual

Chat/Q&A

Site demonstration

  • Editor takes attendees through the TC online editor
  • How article editing works, preview and history record
  • Demonstrate “traffic light” readability system
  • Note approve button and disclosure statement
  • Show dashboard and article readership metrics

Exercises:

  • Based on worksheet academics have brought with them, discuss ideas for articles
  • Each academic (or in teams of 3-4 if large group) develop one, write an opening paragraph
  • Group discussion on why topic is interesting to non-specialist audience, or how to make it so
  • Write a pitch for the article
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Conferences and symposiums
Online workshop on sustainable developement - Stockholm-Tokyo University Partnership

27-09-2021 to
28-09-2021 Add to iCal
Online
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Karolinska Institutet, KTH the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, The Stockholm Trio and the University of Tokyo welcomes you to join the fourth interdisciplinary workshop within the framework of the strategic partnership between the University of Tokyo and the Stockholm Trio.

Content

Academics in the filed of neuroscience, biomaterials, education as well as sustainable development will share research findings and discuss possibilities for collaboration.

The workshops targets students, doctoral students and researchers in different discipline and all sessions will be online. Please join the workshop and expand your network within the Stockholm Trio and the Univeristy of Tokyo.

Welcome to two half days 08.00-12.00 CET (or in Tokyo 15.00-19.00 JST). More information about the registration, programme and speakers can be found here (the programme and the speakers are continuously updated).

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Conferences and symposiums
Health Equity and Pandemics – a Moonshot for Sustainable Health

06-10-2021 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
(CEST) Online from Campus Solna, Sweden. https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/6223475 8753
Globe
Photo: Getty Images
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Are you interested in knowing more about what it will take to prevent pandemics and reach sustainable health for all, globally? What can we learn from the pandemic and climate experiences to propel humanity towards sustainable health for people as well as the planet?

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) proudly invite to the first annual joint Rosling seminar.

Content
11:00
Welcome

Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President Karolinska Institutet

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What Hans Taught Me about Global Public Health – and beating COVID-19

Ms. Melinda French Gates

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State of the SDG:s, Gapminder update

Mr. Ola Rosling, President Gapminder

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Conversation

Overall theme: What can we learn from the pandemic and climate experiences to propel humanity towards sustainable health for people as well as planet?

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General WHO & Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, led by Prof. Stefan Swartling Peterson.

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Governing health innovation for the common good: a mission oriented approach

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, University College London (UCL)

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Break
13:30
Conclusions and end of seminar

Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President Karolinska Institutet

    The seminar is moderated by Prof. Stefan Swartling Peterson, Karolinska Institutet and will be held on Zoom:

    The link to the seminar will be open from 10.50 am. Please join in time.

    To join the Webinar we recommend that you use the Zoom Client. If you are not able to join the Webinar using the Zoom Client you can join using one of the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

    No registration to the seminar is needed. 

    For questions, please contact us international-relations-office@ki.se . The seminar will be recorded and can later be seen on www.ki.se/who

    Moonshot – used to refer to a plan or aim to do something that seems almost impossible, or relating to such plans or aims (def Cambridge Dictionary)

    Internation Relations Office international-relations-office@ki.se

    For questions, please contact us at the International Relations Office. 

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    Published: 2021-08-19 13:08 | Updated: 2021-08-19 13:51

    KI strengthens position in the 2021 Shanghai ranking

    In the overall, annual ranking of the world universities in ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities – also called the Shanghai ranking), published in mid-August, Karolinska Institutet ranks at position 42 (45 the year before).

    Harvard University is at the top position as earlier years. KI's Nordic neighbors Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Stockholm and Uppsala universities are also in the top 100. In Europe, KI is at position 12 and within the EU, position 5. ARWU is based, among other things, on publication and citation data and scientific prices.

    Earlier this year (May), ARWU subject rankings were published where KI has several advanced positions, including global top-10 positions in Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, position 16 in Biological Sciences and 31 in Clinical Medicine.

       

    Published: 2021-08-10 13:53 | Updated: 2021-08-23 15:00

    Nominate yourself for participation in Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2022, online 18 – 21 January 2022

    Take the chance to become one of KI’s 10 candidates!

    The call is open for undergraduate students, master and doctoral students as well as young postdoctoral scientists at KI who fulfil the following criteria:

    All nominated participants and open applicants should

    • Not be older than 35 years of age at the time of the Summit;
    • Show a genuine interest in science and research;
    • Show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work;
    • Not have participated in previous Global Young Scientists Summits, with the exception for GYSS 2021; and
    • Not yet have a permanent position (scientists with permanent positions, in particular on the professor level, will in general not be admitted to the Summit)

    You may also wish to visit the website at www.gyss-one-north.sg/

    Some very well Nobel Laureates and renowned scientist will participate in the summit,

    List of Confirmed GYSS 2022 speakers

    List of Confirmed GYSS 2022 speakers
    S/N Speaker Award/ Achievement
    1 Prof Aaron Ciechanover Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2004)
    2 Prof Ada Yonath Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2009)
    3 Prof Alessio Figalli Fields Medal (2018)
    4 Sir Andre Geim Nobel Prize in Physics (2010)
    5 Sir John E. Walker Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1997)
    6 Sir Konstantin Novoselov Nobel Prize in Physics (2010)
    7 Prof Leslie Valiant Turing (2010)
    8 Prof Michael Young Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine (2017)
    9 Prof Robert Langer Millennium Technology Prize (2008)
    10 Prof Stanley Whittingham Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2019)
    11 Prof Stuart Parkin Millennium Technology Prize (2014)
    12 Prof Takaaki Kajita Nobel Prize in Physics (2015)
    13 Prof Thomas Cech Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1989)
    14 Prof Thomas Sudhof Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine (2013)
    15 Sir Tim Hunt Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine (2001)

    Submit your application which should consist of your name, age, study programme or department if you are doctoral student or postdoc, a short motivation for why you would like to participate and a short CV. The whole application must not be longer than one A4.

    Email your application to johanna.ackemar@ki.se no later than September 3. The internal nomination process at KI will be led by Professor Robert Harris, Chair of Internationalisation Advisory Council.

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    Other
    KIPA Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

    02-09-2021 5:00 pm - 11:59 pm Add to iCal
    Online
    Location
    Zoom
    Lead

    KIPA Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

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    The Diversity and Inclusion office @ KIPA will host a workshop on September 2nd at 5PM to discuss the benefits of promoting an international research community (one that appreciates their members unique language, cultural, and geographical background) and to create an action plan for such promotion. Please follow the Zoom link to register your interest and get the meeting link:

    https://ki-se.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50lfuCppz8jHteMNBWlUKxJStmjhOmOTeOA

    If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to have a bigger contribution in organising this event, feel free to email Ana Maria Portugal (she/her) at ana.maria.portugal@ki.se.

    Published: 2021-07-30 16:01 | Updated: 2021-08-02 16:14

    Strengthened collaboration with Hungary in the field of cancer

    Photo of graphic illustration of collaboration
    Collaboration. Photo: Free download on https://www.seekpng.com/

    Karolinska Institutet has signed a collaborative agreement with the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology, NIO. The planned collaboration will primarily take place within the framework of Karolinska Comprehensive Cancer Centre together with Karolinska University Hospital.

    NIO in Budapest is the only accredited Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Eastern Europe. The institute's activities include care development, registry coordination and research in the field of cancer for the whole of Hungary, including some 10 million people.

    The agreement with NIO – a so-called memorandum of understanding (MoU) – applies to everything from student exchanges and joint courses and conferences to research collaboration at various levels. The parties undertake to comply with international principles and agreements on academic freedom.

    Karolinska CCC is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet’s umbrella organisation Cancer Research KI and Cancer Theme at Karolinska University Hospital.

    What is a Comprehensive Cancer Center?

    The accreditation as Comprehensive Cancer Centre means that an organisation has been approved according to the highly set quality criteria of the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). This non-profit, non-governmental organisation was established in 1979 with the aim of promoting collaborations between European healthcare providers and research institutes in the field of cancer.

    In all, there are today 20 Comprehensive Cancer Centres in the world. An important aim of the OECI accreditation programme is that all cancer patients in Europe should have equal access to high-quality cancer care.

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    Published: 2021-07-05 13:20 | Updated: 2021-07-06 11:46

    Invitation to nominate teachers for scholarships within STINT "Teaching Sabbatical"

    Karolinska Institutet has been invited by STINT (The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) to nominate two candidates and a backup candidate to participate in the exchange programme for teaching staff called Teaching Sabbatical.

    Please see the attached document for information in English. Department Chairs (prefekt) or Study Programme Chairs may suggest candidates for the internal nomination process at KI. The nominations should be emailed to Kristina.jesinkey@ki.se. Please note that the internal KI deadline is 2 September 2021!

    Lars Henningsohn spent autumn semester 2019 at UCLA  and Sofia Vikström will be at Arizona State University in when the pandemic allows.  In 2014, Åsa Eriksson from the psychology programme and Gunnar Nilsson from the medicine programme, were awarded this scholarship in and spent the autumn semester at UCLA and NTU respectively. Gerald McInerny spent a semester at NTU in 2017. Feel free to contact them should you have any questions regarding their sabbatical! 

    Lars.henningsohn@ki.se,  phone: 08- 585 877 16
    asa.eriksson@ki.se, phone: 08-524 824 67
    gunnar.nilsson@ki.se, phone: 08-524 887 62

    Gerald.mcinerney@ki.se, tel 08-524 869 51

     

    You can also read Åsa’s blog or Lars’ blog for inspiration (in Swedish).

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    Published: 2021-06-24 15:37 | Updated: 2021-06-24 17:38

    Andrea Carmine Belin voted to join the International Headache Society’s Board of Trustees

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    Huvudvärk Foto: Pixabay,Mohamed Hassan

    Andrea Carmine Belin, researcher at the Department of Neuroscience, has been nominated and elected to the International Headache Society's Board of Directors for a two-year period (2021-2023), which will also be announced in conjunction with the Members' Annual Meeting on September 9, 2021.

    Close-up portrait of a smiling Andrea Carmine Belin
    Andrea Carmine Belin. Photo: Michael Belin

    Congratulations Andrea! Could you tell me a little more about IHS?

    "The International Headache Society is the world's leading membership organization for those with a professional commitment to helping people affected by headache disorders."

    "As a charity, the purpose of IHS is to advance headache science, education, and management, and promote headache awareness worldwide."

    What does this imply for you personally?

    "As a headache researcher, it is first and foremost a great honor to have been selected to be part of the IHS board."

    "Current and former board members are all leading players in the headache research field as well as clinical work and an inspiration for young researchers and clinicians. The headache field is currently undergoing a revolution on the treatment front as several new drugs targeting the neuropeptide CGPR are launched on the market. It is therefore an extra exciting time to be part of developing IHS's future work areas."

    And for your research?

    "This position will give me more opportunities to highlight the primary headache disorder my group is focusing on, i.e. Cluster headache, and what is particularly close to my heart, namely the heredity around various headache disorders."

    "This will also enable me to reach out with all the important headache research currently done in Sweden, both nationally and internationally."

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