Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Contact this host university:

Jonas Sundbäck, PhD
Programme Director

+46-8-524 867 68

Åsa Sjöman
Programme Administrator

+46-8-524 862 63

June 23 - August 15, 2014

Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of Europe’s largest medical universities, and also Sweden’s largest centre for medical training and research. The Institutet’s mission is to improve the health of mankind through research and education. KI stands as a leading European medical university due to its top-quality research activities. Additionally, the Karolinska Institutet Nobel Assembly annually awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Undergraduate students selected for the Amgen Scholars Europe Program at Karolinska Institutet will be given the opportunity to conduct research during 8 weeks in the summer at KI. Selected students can choose from scientific research topics within all of KI’s research areas, described on KI’s program website. The program will begin with a few days of introduction to research at KI together with lectures on scientific writing and poster presentation. The program will end with oral and poster presentations of the conducted research where the students also get trained in critiquing each other’s work. Throughout the program, students will be part of a research group and participate in lab work, scientific discussions, journal clubs, seminars, and other topics. KI believes this will be an excellent way of providing a robust academic research experience to students from across Europe. In mid-September, Amgen Scholars will participate in a three-day symposium at the University of Cambridge, joining all students participating in the Amgen Scholars Europe Program. The research of tomorrow will be done by the students of today.

Summer life in Stockholm offers plenty of cultural activities as well as excellent opportunities for outdoor living. Students will be offered housing in Stockholm, with easy access to the campus.

Interested students from across Europe are invited to visit the Program website for further details.