Internationella nämnden (IN) – International Committee

The International Committee is a union body within Medicinska Föreningen. The International Committee strives to help internationalize KI through planning events and activities on campus that promote internationalization. We work closely with Global Friends, about whom you can read more below! All IN meetings are held in English and IN is comprised of students from around the world. The International Committee is a great fit for you if you enjoy working in groups with International as well as Swedish students or have ideas on how to improve the international environment at KI and MF!

The International Committee assignments are:

  • To promote internationalization and coordinate the work of the different sections and associations within MF in these questions
  • To appoint candidates for all boards and committees within MF and KI that deal with Internationalization questions
  • To receive and discuss reports from and write instructions for all meetings and activities that deal with Internationalization and issues that affect International students, PhD students and the International community at KI
  • To formulate Medicinska Föreningens opinion about Internationalization questions
  • To have meetings about four times per semester in coordination with the meetings of FuM (Fullmäktige/the Union Council).

For several years IN has initiated (and helped to improve) a number of different projects, which in different ways have helped International students to get engaged in Medicinska Föreningen. These events have also been a good opportunity for Swedish- and International students to meet!

Feel free to contact us at any of the mail adresses above with questions or if you’re interested in joining one of the projects! If you have any other questions, you can send them to [email protected].

The international committee is very welcoming in terms of collaboration that promotes internationalization with other committees and organizations within MF and Karolinska Institutet.

[email protected]
Social Dance @KI – [email protected]
Coffee [email protected]
[email protected] – [email protected]
Get Inspired by an Exchange [email protected]

Chairperson: John Bairoh

Global Friends

Our main purpose is to make our International students’ time here as memorable as possible and to connect Swedish and International students!


We organize a variety of amazing events sponsored by the Karolinska Institute since we want you to have a great time here at KI and in Stockholm. We have for example visited Skansen, the museum of Vasa, hosted pub crawls, gone on a cruise, played ten-pin bowling, etc. We create events with great diversity so that everyone feels included and we’re open for all ideas! Please send a mail to our Events team if you have any ideas you want to share with us.

The buddy system

Global Friends also has a buddy system, where we integrate KI students and International exchange students. This is a great way for everyone to make new friends and learn about different cultures. Information regarding the application for getting a KI buddy is sent to our exchange student in the beginning of each semester. Unfortunately we don’t have enough buddies for all exchange students, but we do our best. If you have any questions, please send a mail to our Student Coordinator.

Event helpers

Are you a Swedish (or International) student at KI and want to help out at some of our events, you can sign up to be a part of our team of Event helpers. Please send a mail to us and we’ll give you more information.

Strangers today, Global Friends tomorrow!