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  • Anna Gustafsson Chen, tumnagel "All novels I translate are sad" She has translated a Nobel Laureate, been praised by the Swedish Academy and started publishing books. Although her career seems to follow a red thread, it is a coincidence that has guided Anna Gustafsson Chen.
  • Saeid Esmaeilzadeh in a sofa The chemist who became a businessman Saeid Esmaeilzadeh became an associate Professor at the age of 28. But a failed experiment changed his direction and instead paved the way for a career as an entrepreneur.
  • Molecular Life Sciences alum Olivia Gallegos. Photo: Anna Niva "The master's programme helped me define what road I wanted to take" As a former master's student at SU, Olivia Gallegos’ best advice to current international students is to learn Swedish and to make sure to go to job fairs and socialize. “You never know what a simple conversation can lead to”, she says.
  • Sara Sigurlásdóttir. Photo: Anna Niva The passion for bacteria led her to a doctoral degree During her Master’s programme in Microbiology, Sara Sigurlásdóttir didn’t have any plans on applying for a PhD position. But when working on her Master’s thesis she found her topic so interesting, that when she got the chance to continue doing research on it she had to say yes.
  • Rick Stratingh, Bert Wolfkamp, Derk Bosker and Anna Niva. Photo: Elisa Ahovuori-Motta The semester abroad gave him an appetite for Stockholm On a recent study visit to the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, staff from Stockholm University (SU) took the opportunity to meet former SU exchange student Rick Stratingh.
  • ICAL Alumni Yuning Chen Diversity, Collegiality and a Global Network for Life As part of a new interview series with international masters alumni, we interviewed to former students of the ICAL programme. Despite having attended different years, being of different age and background, they had remarkably similar reflections about what the program has given them.
  • Ionut Potrache Globalisation Environment and Social Change “If you are seeking top-level European education, join Stockholm University” Ionut Potrache graduated from the Master's programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change at Stockholm University in 2016. His time at Stockholm University taught him how to continuously learn and how to interact with people from various environments.