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This week you meet Nadine who's an exchange student at Uppsala University. :)

Name: Nadine Ward
Programme: Law
Country: New Zealand

What was your biggest worry/concern before moving to Sweden?
Fear of the unknown! This was my first time in Scandinavia, and I had no idea what to expect in terms of language, culture and housing.

How did it turn out?
- Perfectly. Everything falls into place,...
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02/23/2017 at 13:41. Facebook
Congratulations South Korea :)
Sweden #2 on innovation is not bad either

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These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies

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02/23/2017 at 10:44. Facebook
A new study published in PNAS, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the extensive migration from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe approximately 5,000 years ago. The great migration that brought farming practices to Europe 4,000 years earlier, on the other hand, consisted of both women and men. The difference in...
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Genetic data show mainly men migrated to Europe from the Pontic steppe 5,000 years ago - Uppsala University, Sweden

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02/22/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Looking for information about public transport or a nice place to have a cheap Friday beer? Alex Maxia from student magazine Ergo shares his essential apps for navigating life in Uppsala!
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Must have apps for an Uppsala Student

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02/21/2017 at 10:39. Facebook
Curious to learn more about research in Sweden? Check out student blogger Andaç's post on 5 Weird but Scientifically Proven Facts from Swedish Universities and Scientists!
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5 Weird but Scientifically Proven Facts from Swedish Universities and Scientists | Study in Sweden: the student blog

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02/20/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
On February 22, 24 and 25, Museum Gustavianum invites you to discover Ancient Egypt with our student guides. Follow in the footsteps of archaeologists and find ancient treasures in the Nile Valley. Learn more about Egyptian Mummies and Gods through hands-on activities. The activities will be held on 22, 24 and 25 February, 14.00 - 16.00. Free entry for children up to 18 years old and Uppsala...
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Discover Ancient Egypt with our student guides!

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Another week has come to it's end, which means it's time for interview number three. Enjoy! :)

Name: Sachintha
Programme: Master in Economics
Country: Sri Lanka

Biggest Worry/Concern before moving to another country?
- I was very nervous about moving to Sweden. I was worried that I would not like my dorm room, anxious about my endless to do list (get personal number, buy a bike, figure out...
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Have you done something for the environment this week? Then maybe you can celebrate with dessert today, as suggested by this sign at the restaurant at our campus BMC!
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Are you an international student in Uppsala? Do you want to share your thoughts about your arrival in Sweden? We're looking for a few students for a focus group meeting about moving to Sweden and surviving the first few days in a new country. We want your input on experiences like visiting a Swedish supermarket, navigating public transportation and meeting your new Swedish neighbours. Your...
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Researchers at Uppsala University plan to manufacture a new type of coronagraph for the VLT, the Very Large Telescope in Chile. The coronagraph is a key component of the telescope which will be used to search for planets in the neighbouring star system Alpha Centauri.

“Being part of the search for a potentially habitable earth-like planet is very exciting,” says Mikael Karlsson, Reader at...
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Uppsala researchers produce vital component in search for earth-like planets - Uppsala University, Sweden

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Thanks to all who participated in our four-part beginner's course in bandy. We sure had a lot of fun arranging it and it seems like it was really appreciated by the participants as well!

This is what Jasmin, one of our international students had to say about the course:

"I had such a wonderful time on the bandy course, thank you so much for the amazing experience! […] It was one of the top...
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Congratulations to Professor Peter Stoica, who has been ranked number 1 in Sweden and number 74 worldwide in Google's H-index in the area of Computer Science and Electronics! When asked if he has any advice for young students and researchers on how to chart a successful research career he says:

“I think they should work on research questions and problems that they like and that are also...
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Uppsala researcher is Sweden’s most cited in computer sciences - Uppsala University, Sweden

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TEDxUppsalaUniversity is looking for new team members for the planned 2017 event. They want YOU to apply!

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Your LinkedIn profile is your professional face to the world! On February 14, Lars Bergqvist from LinkedIn will share his best tips and tricks to make your profile do the work for you. The main focus of the lecture will be on leveraging and expanding your network and perfecting your digital representation. We’ll also give you a guided tour of other functions on the platform and teach you how...
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Studentevenemang, Get your dream job with LinkedIn - Uppsala University, Sweden

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The cold has returned to Uppsala this week, so what better way to celebrate the end of the week than by sharing this beautiful picture of a wintry Uppsala taken by one of our Erasmus exchange student last winter. Thanks for sharing your picture Simon! Have a nice weekend everyone!
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It's Friday again! Which means that it's time for international student interview number two :)

Name: Joseph Bakarr Sankoh
Programme: Cultural Anthropology
Country: Sierra Leone

What was your biggest worry/concern before moving to Sweden?
- My biggest worry/concern was that I knew or have heard little about Sweden and I heard it was really cold. Thought I was going to be hard for me to live...
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We hope all the crazy cat ladies out there will enjoy this amazing crest of the German family Katt, found in a book at the Uppsala University Library. It was painted in an album amicorum from the 18th century, available in the university library's Cultural Heritage Collection. Known as an album amicorum ("book of friends") or stammbuch ("friendship book"), the book was used to collect the...
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Congratulations to Uppsala University student Allen Ali Mohammadi who, together with his brother Max, has been awarded a spot on Forbes 2017 30 under 30 list for Europe! The 2017 FORBES 30 Under 30 lists 300 of the top young leaders, creative inventors and brash entrepreneurs in Europe, divided into 10 different sector. The brothers are celebrated for their work to develop technology that can...
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Can we predict the future with mathematics? How can the rabies virus give us answers on the physical and psychological effects of stress? On Thursday 9 February and Friday 10 February 2017, the traditional Celsius-Linné lectures and symposium will be held in commemoration of Anders Celsius and Carl von Linné. At this year’s Celsius–Linné Lectures on 9 February, Professor John Guckenheimer and...
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Celsius Linnè Lectures - Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology - Uppsala University, Sweden

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