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On March 10 Forskningsservice at Stockholm University invites to an information day on funding opportunities for incoming and outgoing post doc researchers – “Becoming a ‘post doc’ or hosting a ‘Fellow’” –with information about funding from VINNOVA, Forte, Formas and the Swedish Research Council  (Vetenskapsrådet). Sign up here. Read more
Nouseibah Elobeid
The fourth of March is Student Rights Day at Stockholm University. A day dedicated to inform about issues that can be important for students to be aware of during their study period. One of the subjects that will be covered is student rights. At 3:00 p.m. you are welcome to auditorium B5 to hear about your rights as a student at Stockholm University. Read more
Charlotte Wallin
On my arrival to Stockholm I felt sure of the falsehood of these stereotypes. In late November, the city had a golden hue of the upcoming festive season. Brightly lit Christmas trees, warm glögg at the nearby Christmas market and windows made alive by an assortment of wax candles certainly had a charm. Read more
Alina Semiletova
The main agenda of this meeting was for the students to meet each other, to learn more about their responsibilities and to brainstorm the upcoming activities and events. These 15 students have been chosen by the Student Union as the best match to represent the international students who come to study or do their research at Stockholm University. Read more
Vladimir Djokanovic
It goes without saying that moving to a new country can be quite stressful. Finding your own flat, starting your studies and getting used to a new culture isn’t easy, but believe me when I say that friends make it all worth it. Friends help you get through everything. When I came to Stockholm from Helsinki four months ago, I neither had a place to stay nor knew anyone beforehand. Read more
Marina Vowinke
1. Wonk The Wonk is located at Kungsgatan 15. I would describe the location more as small. They have partys on Wednesday (free), Friday and Saturday. The admission is between 140 and 160 SEK. And they have always one professional Drag Queen. Really impressive! Read more
Fryderyk Płuciennik
I need to say that I already had some experience of Sweden before. I have been here a few times, but always as a tourist and no longer than for one week. Now just starting my “real life” I must say that the experience differs so much in comparison to the life I had before. First of all, in Stockholm there are much less people on the streets than in my home city Warsaw. Read more
Hugo Neter-Castaño
In a new environment different from the one in your home country it is very easy to feel isolated and depressed, this is especially the case if you don´t travel with fellow students from your country. The best thing to do is to get out there and interact with the students, whether they are local or international, interacting with other students will enrich your student life considerably. Read more
Linda Lindström
    Hello everybody! Earlier in the semester, I wrote a post about the lack of places to study at the university campus, and compiled a list of existing study places on campus Frescati and elsewhere connected to the university! Read more
One of my main tasks as PhD Student Ombudsman is to help individual PhD students – including foreign PhD students – running into different types of problems with Swedish authorities related to their PhD studies and, in case of foreign PhD students, also other problems concerning their stay in Sweden. Read more
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