In Stockholm, there are three festivals to celebrate in December: Christmas, Lucia, and Nobel week!
While the Nobel banquet and Nobel Prize award ceremony seem distant, the Nobel lecture series is something that you cannot miss! It is delivered by the Nobel Prize laureates of the year, and conducted in English. Furthermore, it requires no registration, no identity check nor admission fee: all members of the general public are welcome! (for the full program list, click here)
There are two Nobel lectures:
1. Wednesday 7 December: Lecture in Physiology or Medicine
Aula Medica Karolinska Institutet, Nobels väg 6, 2.30 p.m.
2. Thursday 8 December: Lectures in Physics, Chemistry and in Economic Sciences
Aula Magna, Stockholm University, 9.00 a.m.
As my study programme is Molecular Techniques in Life Science, without a doubt, my choice is the lecture given by Dr. Ohsumi, the Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. Because the lecture started at 14:30, I managed to arrive at 12:00 PM — there was already a long queue!
Welcome to my blog “This Stop, Stockholm”!
This blog serves for the prospective students at KTH, but is not limited to them only: here you will find information about course programmes and campus life at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and beyond that!
At the homepage, you can see four different pages at the upper part, namely “About me”, “My nordic diary”, “Science and more” and “To the prospective students”.
You have certainly read from the sidebar of this blog, that my name is Tianlin He, and I study Master’s Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH, in Stockholm. However, there are so many things that I would like to include but could not! Here, I will talk a little bit more about myself, hope that you enjoy reading it ^_^
What shall I begin with? I was born in Jingzhou, a historical town residing near the famous Yangtze River in the middle part of China. As a typical Jingzhouer, I am proud of my city: it lives vividly over 2000 years; it is the “reservoir of fish and rice” of China; it has the most ancient and well-preserved city wall in China!
Jingzhou after the first snow
Undoubtedly, Stockholm is a city of museum: there are as many as 80 museums/galleries scattering across the city. Therefore, visiting museums become my biggest leisure activity. If you don’t have an idea how to get started, let’s discover the city with me!
The first museum I visited is the Swedish History Museum. It is absolutely an impressive one: I cannot think of any other means that allow me to get to know the country in such a shorter time. And it is admission-free!
Autumn unfolds on a pond in Skansen
The unabbreviated name of the programme that I study at KTH is “The Joint Master’s Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science”. It is a long name and I find it always hard to explain it to others. Now, as one of the KTH official bloggers, I finally get the opportunity to explicate what it is — Hooray!
Yes, my programme is co-organized by three most prominent universities in Stockholm, namely KTH, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet. A total of 120 ECT credits are equally taught by these three universities. Indeed, joint programmes are not uncommon across European countries: they epitomise the acceleration in international cooperation within academia. A quick glance at the list of KTH I Master’s Programmes gives you more than a dozen!