Take the chance to present your undergraduate project at an international conference in Dublin

by Mimmi Mononen and Maria Movin


[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year, two students from Karolinska Institutet, Maria Movin and Mimmi Mononen, were nominated as highly commended for their undergraduate degree projects in an international competition, Undergraduate Awards, and attended the UA Global Summit in Dublin. Maria, a medical student, was nominated for her research on the impact of childhood asthma and atopy on growth in adolescents, and Mimmi, a biomedicine student, for her paper about the role of fractalkine in microglia-glioma communication. Two other KI students, Linnea Jonsson Axelsson and Elin Persson, became also highly commended in the competition.

… is designed to celebrate student achievements…

The competition consists of 25 categories ranging from medicine and life science to politics and art history, the most relevant categories for students from Karolinska Institutet being Chemical & pharmaceutical sciences, Life science, Medical sciences, Nursing & midwifery, and Psychology. Each year, the winners and highly commended entrants in each category are invited to Dublin to attend the UA Global Summit. The Summit is exclusive in that only winners and highly commended students can attend, and is designed to celebrate student achievements and inspire them with speakers assembled from a diverse range of backgrounds.

International Office at Karolinska Institute has now decided to send two highly commended students to the summit covering all the cost including travel and the conference. Winners can attend the Global Summit for free. If you are an undergraduate student carrying out your degree project during this spring, do not hesitate to send your project at by 29th of May 2015.

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