Exchange report - incoming students
Home university: Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Study programme: Biomedicine
Exchange programme: Erasmus
Semester: Autumn and spring semester 2012/2013

Arrival and registration

- Pick-up-Service was very helpful -> first contact to Swedish students 

- Introduction day offered a great possibility to get to know the international students

- Info-Pub of MF should be annonced more strongly

- Good schedule of the Introduction day: Not too much information

-I felt very well welcomed


- Application-system worked well via internet

- Prolonging the rental agreement was no problem

- Contact Person of UAC was very helpful 

- Standard and Costs of housing were adequate

- overall impression of accommodation was very good

Leisure time and social activities

-Medicinska Föreningen has various committees
-many social activities are offered
-possibility to meet Swedish students
-international and Swedish students in the same courses
-parties organised at KI
-Friday's Pub at MF
-Projectwork included in the Courses


KI is a top rated medical university, especially its biomedical program. Many of KI’s courses encompass not only theoretical lectures, but they also present a variety of methods and practical projects that my home-university cannot provide yet. KI has an excellent mixture of inspiring research and academic courses. This mixture offers vital interaction between scientists and students. The institute provides a well-coordinated research network and an extended infrastructure for international students. Furthermore, KI enjoys an incredible student to professor ratio. The small number of students (6000), and the more than 300 professors who work there, ensure that the students and professors enjoy a close professional relationship, thereby providing an exceptional work environment in a field where cooperation and coordination are crucial to any project or class’s success. 

- possibility to go on exchange for a full year is included in my studies

- living abroad for one year is a huge challenge I wanted to encounter

Courses during the exchange period

BIOX05 : BACH - Infection and Immunity
- theoretical lectures with high quality - practical courses in one block: good to get used to everyday lab-work - high variety of teaching-methods - short-term changes in schedule should be avoided - seminars helped to remember the learned theoretical facts
BIOX06 : BACH - Integrative Physiology
- good choice of topics - teachers were experts in their fields - well-planned practical courses with good supervision
IEE073 : BACH-Biomedical project for exchange students
- great possibility to get an insight in to KI's research - learned many new methods and techniques - very good relationship to research-group - attended many seminars and talks - improved my practical lab-skills and language-skills


- KI was a great choice for exchange
- excellent research, modern 
- I felt very welcomed
- openness and fairness
- everyone is helpfull
- got to know the Swedish lifestyle

Language and Culture

- free Swedish course arranged by KI
- very good to get an introduction in to Sweden and the Swedish language
- too short to learn more than the basics
- very good material was handed out
- friendly and helpful teachers
- location of the school was good to reach

Studies in general

- Courses combined theoretical lectures and practical courses

- practical courses were well-planned and supervised

- problems and short-term changes in schedules of the theoretical lectures

- exames were longer than in my home-university

- relationship between student and teacher was friendly

- possibility to give feedback for individual courses is very useful

- not enough books in library for every student