Published: 08-12-2017 15:49 | Updated: 11-12-2017 15:21

This year’s secret Nobel after party is organised by KI students

Once the final notes have rung out across the Golden Hall, it is time for the guests of the Nobel Banquet to experience a legendary event: Students' Nobel Nightcap. Top secret, as usual, but we can reveal one small detail...

For over a year, 170 KI students have worked to invite royalty, Nobel laureates and a total of 1,200 guests to “the most magical night of the year”. It’s not for nothing that the Students’ Nobel NightCap after the Nobel Banquet has been referred to as the world’s coolest after party.

“I look forward to the guests’ arrival, when we open up the doors and everyone can see what we have worked so hard for and marvel at how well it turned out,” says Johan Wallin, who is active in the party planning group and on his tenth semester of medical studies.

A top secret theme permeates everything from food and drink to entertainment, and each room has its own sub-theme.

“Last time the party was held at KI, the theme was ‘around the world’ and all the rooms were different countries and parts of the world. One room was Japan. An entire wall had been painted with Tokyo’s underground map and sushi and saki were served on tap,” explains Johan.

The planning group really goes all out. The students’ union building has been repainted inside and new walls have been put up. The event promises something bombastic, student-inspired and fanciful. Johan reveals just one detail: A gigantic wall consisting entirely of roses.

“We hope that people will go home feeling absolutely wowed.

What happens at the party stays at the party. No cameras allowed. But there will be photo booths. Who would Johan most like to take a selfie with?

“Michael Young and his team. They have made such amazing discoveries!”

Text: Ebba Arnborg

Since 1978, the student unions at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics and Karolinska Institutet have taken turns to organise the Students’ Nobel NightCap.