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The History of Medicinska Föreningen

The History of MF goes back 140 years

By Pontus Dannberg The student union, Medicinska Föreningen (MF) just turned 140 years but Karolinska Institutet (KI) has been around a bit longer. Founded in 1810 by then-reigning King Charles XIII on December 13, with the purpose of educating surgeons for the military, KI quickly grew larger. By 1861 it was given the right to give out degrees, standing as an ...

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Illuminating the Union

President`s word from medicinska föreningen's president and vice president

President’s word Medicinska Föreningen (MF) has always been a home away from home for us, as it has for many students over the past 140 years. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for all. Over the years, we have heard quite a few students complain that MF is not welcoming or open to changes. The feeling that MF is not ...

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Medicor 2017 Kick-off & Brainstorm

Medicor started the year full of energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Join us for our kick-off event and cross out another New Year resolution from your list! Fill in the registration form either below or by clicking here and prepare yourself for a fun kick-off to the new season. Don’t just think about it, come and tell your story!   Loading…

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Queerolinska survey

Do you feel safe and respected at the university? Are you feeling represented during your courses, and can you be open about yourself? Do you think your classmates or colleagues are as well? By Mati Krawiec During the fall of 2015 Queerolinska carried out an online survey with questions focused on the general feeling of safety and inclusiveness at our ...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Crises

To celebrate World Health Day, Karolinska Institutet hosted an afternoon seminar to discuss the protection of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) of women and girls in a crisis-prone world. With an impressive panel of speakers, the afternoon was kicked off by Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). We also heard from Professor Anna Mia Ekström, head of ...

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CHaSE 2016 – Careers in Health and Science Exposition

On the 11th of February 2016, CHaSE took place in Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet. The program included company presentations, workshops and company booths where students and working professionals had a chance to learn about career opportunities in life science sector. By Teresa Daraio The idea of having a career fair at Karolinska Institutet originated from the need for students and ...

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Queerolinska and Kärleksakuten Lunch Lecture 21st March

By Lisen Båverud Olsson, vice president of Queerolinska Do you want to know more about LGBTQ-operations in Health Care? Queerolinska together with Kärleksakuten invite you to a Lunch lecture Monday 21st of March kl 12-13 at Torget, Solna University library. The lecture will be in Swedish. Lena Moegelin and Karl Norwald, from the Unit of Sexual Health at Södersjukhuset, will ...

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Having some problems? The ombudspersons are here to help you!

Medicinska Föreningen has two ombudspersons employed to help students and doctoral students that you can turn to for advice in any matter regarding problems or concerns about your education. We are both independent experts employed by Medicinska Föreningen to support you – all students of KI. By Nazira Hammoud Shahwan & John Håkansson   We, the student ombudsperson (SO) Nazira, and the doctoral ombudsperson (DO) ...

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Bullying at KI

Story by Parvin Kumar Interviewees: Anonymous   We spend a great deal of our time here on campus. For most of us, it is a very positive experience, whether it is for work or study. We find dignity and self-respect in what we do. In the process we build good, stable relationships with peers and supervisors alike. However in any place that seems ...

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CHaSE the way to your dream job the 11th of February at Aula Medica

The healthcare and life science sectors have been experiencing a rapid growth over the last years, thus offering multiple career options that require different levels of expertise. Students are not always aware of the career opportunities that may be available for them after graduation, and for this reason Karolinska Institutet works to fulfill their need by organizing seminars, courses and ...

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