Work at LiU - a podcast for international staff and visitors Show/Hide content

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 24: Vanessa Esperance Rodrigues’ journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Picture of Vanessa Esperance Rodrigues outside and hiking.Vanessa Esperance Rodrigues has been in Linköping for six years now. Why did she choose LiU, and why did she decide to stay? And what about Sweden does she appreciate the most? FInd out in this episode!

Guest: Vanessa Esperance Rodrigues, Principal Research Engineer, Department of Computer and Information Science
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 23: Avani Mital’s journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Avani Mital is looking into the camera and smiling.From India to Sweden, right when the pandemic took off. What that was like? Avani Mital knows first-hand. In this episode she shares her story about coming to LiU.

Guest: Avani Mital, Postdoc, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 22: Marie Francisco’s journey to LiU Show/Hide content

The guest Marie Francisco smiling at camera.Marie Francisco’s best tip for surviving the Swedish winter? Vitamin D! This and more tips in this episode.

Guest: Marie Francisco, PhD Student, Department of Thematic Studies
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 21: Swedish saying: What do they mean? Show/Hide content

Picture of Swedish text on a piece of paper.“Please try not to get your beard stuck in the mailbox or poop in the blue cabinet!” Say what now?! Even if you know Swedish, some of the Swedish sayings in this episode might not make sense to you. We’ll do our best to explain!  

Guest: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator LiU 
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU 
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 20: Francesco Colona's journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Picture of the guest Francesco Colona.Francesco Colona is currently doing his postdoc research at LiU. Although he did have some experience from Sweden before, some things still took him by surprise. Find out what in this episode!

Guest: Francesco Colona, Postdoc, Department of Thematic Studies 
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 19: Myanna Lahsen's journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Profile picture of todays guest Myanna Lahsen.Moving to a new country with a family can be pretty challenging. Myanna Lahsen, Senior Lecturer at LiU explains what hardships she met and how she dealt with them.

Guest: Myanna Lahsen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Thematic Studies
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 18: Fika like a Swede Show/Hide content

Picture of the Swedish fika with cofffee.One of the first Swedish words you might learn when you start working in Sweden is the word FIKA. Fika basically means having a cup of coffee, but it’s so much more than that! Therese Lindkvist explains why the Swedish fika, especially at the workplace, is so important.

Guest: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator LiU
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell 

Episode 17: Thomas Keating‘s journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Todays guest Thomas Keating is looking into the camera.Thomas Keating has worked in different countries, but is now a Postdoc at LiU. What he knew about Sweden before he moved here? What he found out on Youtube! Listen to why he chose Sweden and his best tips when moving here.

Guest: Thomas Keating, Department of Thematic Studies
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 16: Isabel‘s tips for dealing with the Swedish winter Show/Hide content

Episode guest Isabel García Velázquez from Mexico standing in snow.Isabel García Velázquez, a PhD Student at LiU moved from the sun in Mexico to the winter in Sweden. Although Sweden can be dark and cold, she has a very positive attitude towards it. In this episode Isabel shares her secret to how to deal with wintertime.

Guest: Isabel García Velázquez, PhD Student, Department of Thematic Studies
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell 

Episode 15: EURAXESS – Researchers in motion Show/Hide content

The logotype of EURAXESS which is the topic of this episode of What is EUREAXESS and how can one benefit from it? Therese Lindkvist, from the International Office at LiU will tell you all about it in this episode!

Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Guest: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator LiU

Episode 14: Checklist for newly employed Show/Hide content

People standing in group and smiling to the camera. Photo credit David EinarIf you are newly employed international staff at LiU and on your way over to Sweden, then pay attention to what is said in this episode! Therese Lindkvist, International Staff Support at LiU gives her top tips on what to check off as a new employee.

For more information please visit:        
Welcome to LiU as co-worker and colleague and Welcome to Linköping University

Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Guest: Therese Lindkvist, International Coordinator
Editing: Per Wistbo-Nibell

Episode 13: Harald Wieltsche's journey to LiU Show/Hide content

Picture of the guest Harald WieltscheLinköping University tries to position itself as a young dynamic interdisciplinary place that puts a lot of value on non-traditional thinking”. That was one the reasons Harald Wiltsche, professor, chose LiU. In this episode he shares his thoughts on his journey to Sweden and Linköping University.

Guest: Harald Wiltsche, Professor/Director of P.I. “Intentionality and Symbolic Construction”, Department of Culture and Society (IKOS)
Host: Priya Eklund, International Office
Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 12: Swedish workplace culture Show/Hide content

 Two laughing women standing and writing on whiteboard. Photo credit Pexels.comInternational employees often notice that some things are different at Swedish workplaces compared to what they are used to. What it might be? Johanna Gistvik from the International Office will tell you in this episode!

Guest: Johanna Gistvik, International Office
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and Editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 11: Swedish feasts and traditions Show/Hide content

Two persons in Christmas clothes.Priya Eklund and Therese LindkvistIn the year’s last episode of Work at LiU, Therese Lindkvist talks about Swedish feasts and traditions. Everything from how Swedes celebrate Christmas to easter eggs and crayfish parties is covered in this episode.

Guest: Therese Lindkvist International Staff Support, International Office
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 10: Housing! Show/Hide content

Key at a door. Photo credit PhotoMIX CompanyA big issue you might come across when moving to Sweden is finding a place to live. Is it easy? How much does it cost? What are my options? Therese Lindkvist from the International Office will talk about this in this episode of Work at LiU.

Guest: Therese Lindkvist International Staff Support, International Office
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 9: Coming to and remaining in Sweden Show/Hide content

Three persons presenting Worldish.Priya Eklund, Naveen Sasidharan and Abhishek Jacob Chethikatt.Coming to Sweden as a student is one thing – how is it to work here? Naveen and Abhishek took it one step further, they started their own company. In this episode the founders of the company Worldish talk about how they prepared for their arrival, what surprised them the most and what obstacles they met on the journey to start a company in Sweden.

Guests: Naveen Sasidharan and Abhishek Jacob Chethikatt, Worldish
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 8: Equal opportunities at LiU Show/Hide content

Avsnittsbild för Equality is one of the corner stones in Swedish society and many consider Sweden as one of the most equal countries in the world. Is this true? Åsa-Karin Engstrand is here to talk about equality in Sweden and equality at LiU.

Guest: Åsa-Karin Engstrand, Senior Lecturer, LiU
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 7: The typical Swede Show/Hide content

Avsnittsbild - Work at LiUFika, lagom, queuing and being on time – typically Swedish? That’s what they say! David Ludvigsson, historian at LiU will tell you more about Swedes in this episode, so listen up and learn more about what makes Swedes so Swedish.

Guest: David Ludvigsson, Associate Professor, LiU
Host: Priya Eklund, International Coordinator, LiU
Recording and editing: Per Wistbo Nibell

Episode 6: Networking for your career Show/Hide content

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! Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content

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 Show/Hide content

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! Show/Hide content

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

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