Published: 2021-09-27 13:22 | Updated: 2021-09-27 13:31

Participate in research study on the opening of Campus

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Research study on safe opening of Campus for students and teachers due to the SARS-CoV-2 infection Photo: Christina Sundqvist

Karolinska Institutet is carrying out a research study to evaluate whether the opening of Campus has an effect on the spread of COVID-19. Students and teachers at KI are welcome to participate.

Participation in the study takes place via an app where you will regularly answer questionnaires about, for example, your travel patterns, teaching and health status.

The project started already last year to evaluate whether the opening of the Campus has an effect on the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and almost 1000 students are already participating in the study. Now that the Campus is opening more and more and Sweden has continued spread of COVID-19 in society, the study continues, and the project is now looking for more participants.

The research study is about understanding the conditions and behavior of students and teachers to be able to develop an action plan to minimize the spread of infection. 

– KI is a world-leading medical university, we have a special responsibility not to contribute to ill health through increased spread of infection while we also have a responsibility to generate knowledge for the future, says Joakim Dillner, professor at KI and responsible for the study.

Participation in the study is voluntary and no compensation is paid.

Read more about the project.
 

Published: 2021-09-27 13:10 | Updated: 2021-09-27 13:15

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Published: 2021-09-23 14:34 | Updated: 2021-09-23 14:40

KI students win first prize in an international thesis award

In the photo to the left is a woman standing outdoors on a garden holding her diploma from KI. The photo on the right shows a woman wearing a lab coat standing in front of a white board showing a drawing with an explanation of the brain.
Jenny and Delia-Denisa win first prize in an international thesis award. Photo: Private

Two students at Karolinska Institutet (KI) recently won first prize in The Global Undergraduate Awards 2021, an award in which some of the world's foremost students participate.

Delia-Denisa Dunca and Jenny Gehlen, both from the Biomedicine program at KI, became Global Winners in their respective categories, Medical Sciences, and Life Sciences, in the Global Undergraduate Awards 2021.

Delia-Denisa won the category Medical Sciences with her thesis: Neurodegeneration, Autophagy, and Amyloid-beta metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease.

– When I was nominated by Karolinska Institutet to participate in the award, I felt a great honor because it means that they trust me, and I felt that I have come a long way since I started my studies. Winning was not something I had expected. says Delia-Denisa.

Delia-Denisa's two supervisors, researcher Per Nilsson and doctoral student Richeng Jiang, are both happy and proud.

– Delia's energy, hard work, and great interest in understanding more about the disease mechanisms behind Alzheimer's resulted in her excellent degree project. Delia worked extremely hard, setting up experimental conditions to isolate neurons from our Alzheimer's mouse models with laser microscopy. This allowed us to identify over 2,000 proteins and led to us being able to find changes in the synapses. says Per Nilsson.

KI student Jenny Gehlen, who did an exchange semester at ETH Zürich in Switzerland during the spring, also received first prize as a Global Winner in the category Life Sciences for her thesis: Functional Analysis of Volumetrically 3D Bioprinted Bone-like Tissues. 

– I’ve been always aiming high for everything I started and I’m proud that my efforts were acknowledged, and my thesis was awarded as Global Winner. I’m really looking forward to the Global UA Summit in November where I will present my work in front of other top students and researchers. says Jenny.

About the Global Undergraduate Awards

The Global Undergraduate Awards recognize undergraduate research projects. Each year, high-quality research papers are presented by students in 25 different categories, including medicine, life sciences, economics, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, and more. The awards contribute to connecting the world's top students and academics across cultures and disciplines.

KI has for several years had many students who participated and were placed in the top. In addition to Delia-Denisa's and Jenny's achievements, eight other KI students were awarded as Highly Commended Entrants this year, which are participants whose contribution has been ranked in the top 10 percent in their category. More than 2,500 degree projects have been carefully examined by several experts.

All students who have received an award or chosen as highly commended students are invited to the gala UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland in November to receive their awards and meet the other students. Winning degree projects are also published in The Undergraduate Library.

The Global Winners from KI:

  • Delia-Denisa Dunca, Medical Sciences
  • Jenny Gehlen (ETH Zürich & Karolinska Institutet), Life Sciences

The Highly Commended Entrants from KI: 

  • Anton Berggren, Medical Sciences
  • Helena Forsberg, Medical Sciences
  • Valentina Gustafsson, Medical Sciences
  • Johanna Hagman, Medical Sciences
  • Dilara Kaya, Medical Sciences
  • Elin Söderqvist Rohlin, Medical Sciences
  • Love Strandberg, Medical Sciences
  • Hannah Stigsdotter, Life Sciences
Published: 2021-09-22 15:52 | Updated: 2021-09-23 14:46

Nominate teacher representatives for the KI University Board

All KI employees and students are welcome to nominate teacher representatives to the KI University Board (Konsistoriet) between September 22 - October 13, 2021.

Background

This fall, an online election will be held to appoint three new teacher representatives to the KI University Board (Konsistoriet). The term of office for the three current teacher representatives expires on December 31, 2021.

Nominations

To be eligible, nominees must have completed a doctoral degree and be permanently employed or have an appointment at KI during the entire term of office: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025.

You may nominate multiple candidates. Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Act (1992: 1434, section 5) states that equality between women and men shall be observed and promoted in the university's activities, and the university board has stated that an even gender distribution should be sought when appointing management personnel. This should be interpreted as meaning that no gender should have less than 40 percent of the teaching positions on a board, committee or council. If this result is not achieved in the election, the election result must be adjusted. This shall be done by replacing one or more elected members of the over-represented sex who have received the lowest number of votes with the one or those of the under-represented sex who, without being elected, have the highest number of votes.

The nominations must be submitted via the KI registrar no later than October 13, 2021 at 24.00 and marked with Dnr STYR 1-814 / 2021 (please use the link below). Nominated candidates should be consulted before their names are submitted.

Election

The online direct election will take place within the academy in accordance with current election rules. The task of the nomination assembly is to prepare the election by establishing a list of eligible candidates following a presentation by the nomination committee. In this election, the academy will appoint three new teacher representatives to the KI University Board. The election result will be finalized by the university director.

Read more about KI academic elections

How to nominate teacher representatives

Karolinska Institutet's board is the university's highest decision-making body. Using the link below, submit your proposals for teacher representative candidates to KI's registrar, registrator@ki.se, marked with STYR 1-814 / 2021. Please remember to consult with candidates before submitting their names.

Submit your nominations for faculty representatives via email

All nominations must be received by the registrar no later than midnight on October 13, 2021.

Registrar address and hours

Mailing address: 171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address: Nobels väg 5, Solna

Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00

<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/sara-sigsjo">Sara Sigsjö</a>

  • Title: Administrative officer
  • Phone: +46-(0)8-524 87201
  • Unit: UF Central Administration
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Published: 2021-09-19 22:00 | Updated: 2021-09-20 13:34

Nominate new members of the KI Faculty Council

All KI employees and students are welcome to nominate KI professors to the Faculty Council between September 20 - October 11, 2021.

Background

This fall, the Nomination Assembly will elect three representatives to the KI Faculty Council. The mandate period for current members Rickard Sandberg (CMB), Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam (MTC), and Angelica Linden Hirschberg (KBH) expires on December 31.

Nominations

To be eligible, nominees must be permanently employed KI professors throughout the mandate period (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024).

The Higher Education Act (1992:1434, Chapter 1, Section 5) states that equality between women and men shall be observed and promoted in the university's activities, and the university board has stated that an even gender distribution should be sought when appointing management personnel. This should be interpreted as meaning that no gender should have less than 40 percent of the teaching positions on a board, committee, or council. If this result is not achieved in the election, the election result must be adjusted. This shall be done by replacing the member from the overrepresented sex with the one from the underrepresented sex who, without being elected, has the highest number of votes.

You may nominate multiple candidates. The nominations must be submitted via the registrar and marked with reference number 1-802/2021 (see email link below). Nominated candidates should be consulted before their names are submitted to the registrar.

Election

The Nomination Assembly will carry out the electronic election based on the slate of nominated candidates that are proposed and vetted by the Nomination Committee, taking into account the need for a good gender balance. The election result will be confirmed by the university director.

Read more about the nomination assembly and the nomination committee

The election will be conducted electronically within the Nomination Assembly in accordance with the election rules. The Nomination Committee prepares the Nomination Assembly's work by receiving proposals from teachers, other employees and students. The committee then vets the nominations for eligibility and presents a slate of candidates to the full assembly. The Nomination Assembly shall then appoint three representatives.

Nomination of faculty representatives (Ref. 1-802/2021)

The Faculty Council supports the university president's long-term strategic work and provides guidance on issues related to scientific activities at Karolinska Institutet.

The president presides over council meetings in the presence of the university vice president and university director. The council consists of nine permanently employed professors, two junior teachers, and three student representatives.

Submit your nominations for faculty representatives via email

All nominations must be received by the registrar no later than midnight on October 11, 2021.

Registrar address and hours

Mailing address: 171 77 Stockholm

Visiting address: Nobels väg 5, Solna

Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00

<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/sara-sigsjo">Sara Sigsjö</a>

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Engaging your audience with improved interview skills – face-to-face or in a digital setting

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Interviewing is not only asking questions, it's seeking information and then using it to further the interview. How do the professionals approach it? What are the skills and secrets of conducting a really good interview and how can you improve your in-person and digital interviewing?

Content

As a researcher you need to be able to drive a discussion or panel forward in an energetic way, and as a teacher you like to engage your learners. Interviewing is about engaging the audience - an audience that may have a short attention span on the screen in front of you. How do you grab the audience, hold on to it and make sure that what you are saying is heard and understood?

Learn from a former BBC News anchor who has spent 40 years asking questions and talking to audiences.  Would you like to know the secret of success?

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To your assistance we have one of BBC:s former head anchor that have conducted thousands of interviews with reluctant, hesitant and eager participants. Maxine Mawhinney is one of the most experienced journalists, broadcasters and interviewers in the UK with an award-winning career covering some of the major global news stories of the last 40 years including the Clinton presidency and the death of Princess Diana. She spent 21 years as a senior news anchor at BBC TV News in London and founded the BBC College of Journalism. She is a Senior Faculty member at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm where she lectures in the Communications programme. Maxine is a sought-after international keynote speaker, conference host, interviewer, broadcaster and panel moderator.

This seminar is part 2 in our workshops with Maxine Mawhinney. The first one is given Oct 13 and focused on how to run and present in a scientific panel discussion.

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Published: 2021-09-15 13:46 | Updated: 2021-09-16 09:00

Drop-in vaccination for students and staff at KI

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It is now possible for students and staff at Karolinska Institutet (KI) to visit the Karolinska University Hospital's vaccination clinics in Solna and Flemingsberg to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Stockholm Region has made it easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially for groups where there is lower vaccination coverage. As part of this, vaccination opportunities are offered to students at colleges and universities in the region, including KI.

- For KI, it has been important to make it easier for both students and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It feels good and important that, through the Stockholm Region, be able to offer simple and flexible vaccinations and thereby contribute to reducing the spread of infection in society, says Katarina Bjelke, University Director at Karolinska Institutet.

Since the autumn term started on 30 August 2021, KI has returned to campus-based education and the university encourages both students and staff to get vaccinated. The fact that it is now possible get vaccinated through drop-in in connection to both KI's campuses increases accessibility, especially for the international students without a Swedish social security number who have not previously been able to book an appointment for vaccination.

- It is important that we all take joint responsibility for preventing the spread of infection both at the university and in society. I hope that as many as possible now take the chance to get vaccinated and that we can continue to have on campus -based education during the autumn term, says Annika Östman Wernerson, Academic Vice President of Higher Education.

Information about the drop-in vaccination

  • If you have a Swedish social security number and a bank-ID, you can download the app AlltidÖppet and book an appointment, or go to the clinics during drop-in
  • If you do not have a Swedish social security number, you can go to the clinics during drop-in

For those who want to read more about COVID certificates, please refer to the Swedish E-health authority.

Time and place

At the clinics, you need to be able to identify yourself. Bring a photo-ID or passport.

You should not get vaccinated if you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19.

Solna

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 08: 00-15: 00
Tuesday, Thursday: 08: 00-20: 00

Address: Karolinska vägen 22, The vaccination clinic is located in the old hospital building, (in the hospital area) follow the instructions on site.

Huddinge (Flemingsberg)

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08: 00-15: 00
Monday, Wednesday: 08: 00-20: 00

Address: Medicingatan M43. Enter via the main entrance, go straight ahead until you see a glass staircase on the right. There you go downstairs and follow the signs to the vaccination clinic.
 

Published: 2021-09-14 13:21 | Updated: 2021-09-14 13:21

More student life on KI's Instagram

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Have you noticed that more student-related content has appeared on Karolinska Institutet's official Instagram lately? KI has recruited students from the national programs to share their experience on the account @Karolinskainstitutet.

Amalia Sund is a nursing student, studying her third semester at KI. She is one of the students who shares her study experience on KI's Instagram @Karolinskainstitutet. She shares both posts and stories and answers questions about life as a student and about the national study programs at KI. 

- I usually post tips. It can be anything from study tips, outdoor activities and reading tips and more. I also think it's fun with quiz on the story, says Amalia.
Amalia has received very positive feedback, both in comments from followers and from her classmates who would like to be part of a post. She has noticed that she gets most interaction from followers when she posts stories.

- The biggest engagement is on story when I have a question box where you can send in an anonymous question or comment. I think there are many who have questions but do not know where to turn or simply want to send in an anonymous question, says Amalia.

She focuses on posting things that she herself would have liked to see. And now that she has gotten to know the followers a little bit, she can post content that they wished for. Amalia's posts are mainly aimed at prospective national students who are curious about what life is like as a KI student. For similar content aimed at international students you can visit the account @kistudents. Both the accounts are however also inspiring for current students, looking for tips and fun information about student life at KI.  

Soon, Amalia will be joined by two more KI students, a medical student and a physiotherapy student, who will also share their study experiences during the autumn. Amalia herself already has a plan for how her content will develop in the coming months

 - This autumn I will have an internship in somatic care, so there will be some posts about that. Then I hope to continue with different study tips and how to keep the motivation going during the autumn and winter, says Amalia.
 

Published: 2021-09-10 15:12 | Updated: 2021-09-10 15:39

Pre-selection event Three Minutes Thesis Presentation - NeurotechEU Summit

On behalf of NeurotechEU, the Student Council is pleased to invite you to participate in the Summit 2021 pre-selection event on October 23, 2021.

The student council of Neurotech EU is responsible for the Three Minutes Thesis Presentation in the upcoming November Summit Meeting. To select two students per university, the student council is organizing a pre-selection event in October.

You have the chance to present your research (bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, PhD, post-doc…) following the methodology of three minutes thesis (3MT from the University of Queensland) The event will be first come first serve so register early! Max 6 participants per university.

Deadline to apply 24 September - register here

Online  pre-selection event event 23 October

The event will be held online via the Platform Crowdcast.io, and it is going to be organized by NeurotechEU-The European University of Brain and Technology. There will be participants from 8 European universities.

Competition at Summit 22 November

We would also like to record your presentation so we will ask you to fill out a Multimedia Release Form. There will be one session per university and at the end of it, two semi-finalists will be selected from each university. They will compete in the Summit 2021 on November 22nd. There will be prizes for the winners who will be selected by voting of the audience.

 

 

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<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/julia-spielbauer">Julia Spielbauer</a>

  • Title: PhD student
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  • Unit: C4 Department of Neuroscience
  • Email: julia.spielbauer@ki.se
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<a href="https://staff.ki.se/people/abishek-arora">Abishek Arora</a>

  • Title: PhD student
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  • Unit: K6 Department of Women's and Children's Health
  • Email: abishek.arora@ki.se
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Published: 2021-09-09 11:15 | Updated: 2021-09-09 11:37

Watch the recording from the Digital Introduction Ceremony 2021

On August 27th, new international students, students at the global programs, and exchange students at Karolinska Institutet were invited to a Digital Introduction Ceremony which was broadcast live from Aula Medica in Solna.

Close to 500 people followed the ceremony live. KI President Ole Petter Ottersen was on-site live to greet the new students with a welcoming speech. On-site was also the vice-chairman of the education committee, Rune Brautaset who greeted the international students by sharing some of his own experiences of coming as a foreigner to Sweden and gave his best study advice. The new students also got to know more about the various services and resources available at KI which can help them make their student lives easier and more enjoyable. There were many active viewers who asked questions via chat to the panel of students. The student panel shared their thoughts and experiences of being a student at KI. They all agreed that the time as a student can be both a bit stressful but also a lot of fun. Their tips to all the new students were to organize your studies and to be involved in the student life by engaging in the student unions’ activities for example.

Did you miss the ceremony? Don't worry, a recording of the ceremony is available below.

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