Recording a week on Instagram

Since I started blogging for KTH last November, there have been many friends who are interested about what kind of “job” a KTH blogger does! As you might imagine, writing weekly blogs is not my only task; other responsibilities include editing and replying  all kinds of comments, answering inqueries  (mainly from prospective students), photographing campus activities and promoting public events……Recently, a new task was added to this list: being a curator of the official Instagram account KTH International Students for a week!

Believe me or not, I have never used Instagram or had an account before! For this purpose, I registered a new account, followed the page for three consecutive weeks in order to learn how other student ambassadors performed their job. In the night of 08 May, I composed my first post by introducing myself:

Not surprising at all, the most popular posts are the scenes in our beautiful KTH campus:

I am so lucky as 08 May to 12 May is such a  “festival-like” week: on Tuesday 09 May KTH was elected as “one of the most international universities in Sweden“; during the weekend it held the FIRST International Virtual Reality Science Festival (VR Sci Fest); on Saturday, KTH main campus welcomed the triennial student parade, the “Quarnevalen“.

I also recorded the precious moments when I had “fika” with my classmates during the scientific symposium “Exploring the Complexity of Life by Cyro-EM” and enjoyed a delicious set lunch at the student restaurant:

Last but not least, I didn’t forget to share how wonderful it is the city in May:

Throughout the seven days, these photos and videos recorded > 2000 “likes” and views, which is extremely encouraging for a neophyte in Instagram. It is truly  an amusing experience : D


1. If you want to see more about real life of international students at KTH, KTH International Students on Instagram is a page that you must follow

2. Its sister page KTH International Students on Facebook, covers more about events in the campus and the city, news in academia, Swedish culture, is very practical and informative

3. If you search “KTH Students” on these two platforms, it will display the corresponding page in Swedish for local students