Podcasts from Linköping University
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Listen while out running or relaxing at home. Our podcasts take up interesting subjects from both researchers and students at Linköping University. It's a good idea to subscribe to our channels, to make sure that you don't miss the release of new episodes. 

And remember that our podcasts in Swedish can be found by changing language on this page.

Podcast - Work at LiU
Podcast - Experience your LiU Exchange
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Work at LiU - a podcast for international staff and visitors
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Welcome to the podcast Work at LiU – a podcast aimed towards international staff and visitors at Linköping University. These episodes will give you information and inspiration on living and working in Sweden and Linköping University. Any suggestions on topics? E-mail us on: internationalstaffsupport@liu.se

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Episode 6: Networking for your career
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Avsnittsbild - Work at LiUDo you have a temporary contract with LiU, but want to stay in Sweden and work? There are opportunities on the Swedish labor market (outside of the University world), and one way of getting a foot in the door at an employer is to network. Anna Broeders will tell you why a network is important and how to get started.

Guest: Anna Broeders, Community & Employer Branding Manager, Linköping Science Park
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, Linköping University
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 5: Welcome to Östergötland!
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Avsnittsbild - Work at LiULinköping University is located in the county of Östergötland and the campuses are in Linköping and Norrköping. Regardless of, if you like sports, if you are an outdoorsy person, are into history, or come here with your family, there is something to do. Maria Hamre and Viveca Valgren gives you the best tips on what to do in the region when you’re not working.

To read more:
visitlinkoping.se
visit.norrkoping.se
visitostergotland.se

Guests: Maria Hamre, Visit Linköping & Co and Viveca Valgren, Municipality of Norrköping
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 4: Skatteverket - The Swedish Tax Agency
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Avsnittsbild - Work at LiUThe Swedish Tax Agency , Skatteverket, handles more than just taxes! In this episode Andreas Lebzien and Fariha Bile from Skatteverket will tell you all about what role the authority has in Sweden.

Guest: Andreas Lebzien and Fariha Bile, Coordinators – Population Register, Skatteverket
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 3: HR and international staff
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There are many things to think about when you start a new job, and if you are part of the international staff there might be even more things to think about. Annelie Westerberg, HR-partner at Linköping University tells us what to think about from an HR-perspective when you start working at LiU.

Guest: Annelie Westerberg, HR-partner at Linköping University
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 2: Michael Jury on moving to Sweden
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He came to LiU as a student and is now part of the staff. Why did Michael Jury, PhD, chose to come to Sweden and to LiU? And why did he decide to stay and work here? In this episode he will tell you all about it.

Guest: Michael Jury, PhD at Linköping University
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 1: LiU – an international university!
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The world never stops moving and we are moving with it! Maria Engelmark, Director of international affairs at Linköping University, is responsible for the university’s internationalization efforts. In this episode she talks about why this issue is important and why LiU welcomes international staff.

Guest: Maria Engelmark, Director of international affairs at Linköping University
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Experience your LiU Exchange - digs deeper into exchange student life
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Welcome to “Experience your LiU Exchange”– a podcast that digs deeper into different aspects of exchange student life here at Linköping University. Taking the chance to study abroad is a very rewarding experience, but can at times feel overwhelming. In this podcast you get to meet students and staff who can guide you into and prepare you for the best experience of your life.

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Episode 7: The Academic Aspect of Exchange Student Life
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Avsnittsbild - Experience your LiU ExchangeThe classroom experience is very important for any student exchange and Linköping University has a wide variety of interesting courses to choose from. In this episode we meet Kostas Mitropoulos, faculty coordinator at LiU, who will help guide you to the academic aspect of the exchange student experience. 
 
Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator 
Guest: Kostas Mitropoulos, Faculty Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 6: Come visit Östergötland!
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Avsnittsbild - Experience your LiU ExchangeBesides a very rich student life, Linköping, Norrköping and the region of Östergötland has so much more to offer. In this episode you can hear about all the interesting activities you can do and places you don´t want to miss when coming to Linköping University as an exchange student! 
 
Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator 
Guests: Maria Hamre, Visit Linköping and Viveca Valgren, the Municipality of Norrköping
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 5: The Summer Academy Through the Eyes of a Student Host
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The LiU Summer Academy is a four-week exchange program, with international students from all over the world coming to Linköping for the summer. Outside of the classroom the Summer Academy would be nothing without the dedicated Student Hosts. In this episode we meet Wilhelm Brodin – a LiU student and a former LiU Summer Academy Student host.

Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator
Guest: Wilhelm Brodin, LiU student and former LiU Summer Academy Student Host
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 4: The LiU Summer Academy Experience
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Every summer nearly 200 international students come to take part in the LiU Summer Academy, a four week international summer exchange experience. In this episode we meet Katrina Dutt, a student from the University of New Mexico, who tells us why the LiU Summer Academy is an experience worthwhile participating in.

Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator
Guest: Katrina Dutt, 2019 LiU Summer Academy student
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 3: Welcome to Your LiU Exchange Experience
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To move to another country can feel like a daunting task, but don´t worry! The International Office is here to help you. Hear more about the practical matters surrounding a move to Linköping and Sweden from Caroline Sturesson and Therese Lindkvist, international coordinators at the International Office.

Hosts: Caroline Sturesson and Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinators
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 2: ESN and ISA Guide You Into Swedish Life
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When it comes to the social aspect of exchange student life at Linköping University, no one is more equipped to guide you than the committed members of the Erasmus Student Network, ESN, and International Students Association, ISA. In this episode we meet Chantal from ESN and Himanshu from ISA, who will guide us through all the social activities exchange students can take part in.

Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator
Guest: Chantal Elf, Erasmus Student Network and Himanshu Grover, International Student Association
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 1: The Exchange Student Experience
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Every year approximately 900 exchange students come to Linköping University, from all over the globe. Some stay for a semester and some stay for a whole year. In this episode we meet Melis Bahadur, who gives her view on the experience of being a LiU exchange student.

Host: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator
Guest: Melis Bahadur, LiU exchange student from France
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Fika with us - and learn more about degree students at LiU
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Omslagsbild - Fika with us (Version 2)The podcast "Fika with us" is made by students at Linköping University (LiU) for students who are considering Sweden and LiU for their studies abroad.

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Episode 6: Studying in Sweden - academics
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Avsnittsbild - Fika with usIn this episode of Fika with Us, first year students Lingyu and Simona and Julia talks about the purely academic side.

• A regular week of full-time studies.
• Lectures, seminars and computer labs.
• Self-study and group studies.
• Papers, essays and articles.
• Seminars, group work and oral presentations.
• Problem-based learning.
• Labs and lab reports.
• Written/home exams and practical examinations.
• Developing academic reading.
• Project assignments and reports.
• Attendance.
• Learning from each other.
• Time management and to-do lists.
• Lunch boxes and running for the microwaves.
• Get to know your fellow students!

Our students are studying:

BSc Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine
MSc International and European Relations
MSc Computational Social Science

Episode 5: Swedish culture and life in Sweden
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First year students Julia, Lingyu and Amanda chat and compare different cultures and perspectives.

• Sweden from German and Chinese perspectives.
• Gender equality: good but could be better.
• Taking your shoes off when you enter someone’s home.
• Swedish service for youth.
• Advanced technology.
• Cash, credit cards and payment apps.
• Cardamom buns, chocolate balls and the Swedish semla bun
• Alcoholic beverages: only at Systembolaget
• The queuing system
• Keys and hot dogs in Sweden
• Opening hours.
• Personal identity/social security number.
• Stad i ljus, the song that ends Swedish student parties.
• A piece of advice: Get to know the Swedes!

Learn more:

Gender equality in Sweden
Cinnamon buns recipe
Personal identity number
Stad i ljus, song and English translation

Episode 4: Studying Engineering and Science in Sweden
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Avsnittsbild - Fika with usStudying in Sweden is challenging but fun! Today Simona leads a conversation with first year students Adam and Likith and study counsellor Marie Carlsson about what it is like to study at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University.

• Why we chose Sweden and Linköping University.
• Hands-on assignments, case studies, seminars and exams.
• A study plan that includes social life.
• Group-oriented seminars and labs.
• Learning Swedish.
• Study advisers, master’s coordinators and Student Health Care.
• Close connection with teachers and professors.
• A piece of advice: make friends early.
• Study workload and part-time jobs.
• How to deal with new subjects.
• Contributing equally in group assignments.
• Deadlines.

Our students are studying:

MSc Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics
MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Learn more:

Sweden’s focus in group work

Episode 3: Student life in Sweden
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Avsnittsbild - Fika with usObviously, there is more to student life than just studying. First year students Julia, Lingyu and Simone talk about student life. Highlights of today’s show are:

• Swedish student traditions, like overalls for each bachelor’s programme.
• Patches for overalls.
• The welcome period, Nolle-P and welcoming activities by student organisations
• Kalas, a party to welcome new students.
• Swedish language courses and Language Café.
• Close connection between students and professors
• Swedes, introvert but friendly
• Student associations for film, sports, International Students Organisation.

Learn more:

Student Associations at LiU
Studyinsweden.se: Social life

Episode 2: Accommodation in Sweden
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Avsnittsbild - Fika with usAccommodation is not only a roof above your head but a place to study, live, cook, meet friends… a home. First year students Julia, Lingyu and Simone chat about their different experiences about getting accommodation in Linköping and Norrköping.

• Accommodation offer for international (non-EU) students.
• Corridor rooms, private housing and buying an apartment.
• Areas mentioned in the show: Ryd, Lambohov, Flamman, Norrköping.
• Campus Valla and Campus US (University Hospital) in Linköping.
• Student agencies for housing and how the queuing system works.
• The best piece of advice for interested students: sign up for housing now!
• The advantage of having many second-hand stores and websites.
• Living in Norrköping and studying in Norrköping, or the other way around.
• Cooking days with friends.
• Laundry rooms and the importance of booking your laundry slots.
• Be aware of scams when looking for accommodation.
• Emergency accommodation.

Learn more:

Student Accommodation

Linköping University, Sweden - Accommodation

To find accommodation – here are a few things to consider before you arrive to Linköping University, Sweden.

http://www.liu.se/master

Episode 1: Introducing Fika with us
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Avsnittsbild - Fika with usThis is the first show of Fika with Us, aimed at students considering a degree in Sweden. Hope you enjoy! First year students Julia, Lingyu and Simone introduce themselves to our listeners and talk about.

• Why they chose Sweden and Linköping University.
• “Fika”, not only a coffee break but a philosophy of live.
• Perspectives on Sweden, Europe
• Happiness and work-life balance.
• How different study areas are combined in my programme and how that will benefit my future career.

Our students are studying:

BSc Experimental and Industrial Biomedicine
MSc International and European Relations
MSc Computational Social Science

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