Voices from our alumni

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A degree from Karolinska Institutet will be your ticket to the next step - a career inside or outside academia in Sweden or somewhere else in the world!

Here are some of our former digital ambassadors views on how a master's programme from Karolinska Institutet eqiupped them for a professional career in health and life sciences.

I am now still working at KI as a PhD student, my supervisor told me that my degree from KI was an asset when I applied for the position.

Fei Yang from China, graduate from Public Health and Nutrition 2011 combined with Bioentrepreneurship - PhD student at Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet.

The biomedicine program not only prepared us for theoretical expertise on the various biomedicine related subjects but the several lab attachments prepared us for challenging lab work and to keep up with timelines. Not to forget our degree greatly honed our communication skills which is sometimes as important as technical abilities. 

Sushmitha Sathiyamoorthy, Singaporean graduate from biomedcine currently working as a Research Fellow in the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore.

By the help from my master degree I obtained the trust from my director and finally got the chance to work in the National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, China CDC. Based on this valuable research experience, I applied for a PhD position in Kirby Institute, UNSW. 

Shu Su, global health graduate 2013 currently holding a PhD-position studying Epidemiology in UNSW, Australia. 

A master’s from KI didn’t just provide a strong foundation in toxicology but also got me a position in a governmental authority with ease. 

Ifthekhar Ali Mohammed, Indian graduate in toxicology 2012, working as toxicologist at Swedish Chemicals Agency

Huge amount of group work on more or less real life projects helped me most to enter a new working environment. This is, of course, complemented with knowledge that we received along the course on how Life Science industry works.

Dina Titkova, Russian graduate in bioentrepreneurship 2014. Today she is Business Development Director in a Digital Health startup Biosync Technology AB.

In my field, KI has some very influential researchers and major projects to offer, which somebody might make an association to when hearing about the KI-degree. The degree might almost be perceived like a seal of quality. 

Olivia Biermann, graduate in global health 2012, consultant for the Unit of Evidence and Information for Policy at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

 At conferences all around the world, people are impressed when they hear I attended Karolinska Institute and it has definitely made my CV stand out against others!

Caity Jackson, graduate in global health 2014, Director of European Engagement for Child Family Health International based in Europe.

Examples of companies, organisations and institutions where we have alumni: Xcode Life Sciences, Leibniz Institute of Environmental Medicine, Swedish Chemicals Agency, BioGaia AB, Kemwell, Stockholm University, Karolinska Instiutet, Center For Advancement of Global Health Pune, St Johns Research Institute, National Neuroscience Institute Singapore,  School of Computing at National University of Singapore,  Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life sciences, German Cancer Research Center, Health Promotion Board Singapore, KTH, Biosync Technology AB, University of New South Wales Australia, WHO and many more.
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