My beautiful wife at Karolinska Global Masters Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015

Every year Karolinska Institute offers small number of scholarships for its various Global Masters Programs. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the deserving applicants which covers the university tuition fee.

In the year 2015, 8 scholars were awarded out of 350 applicants with this prestigious award in 6 different masters programs at KI. My beautiful wife, Dr. Fariha Binte Hossain was one of them.

It was the auspicious evening to celebrate this year’s global masters scholarship award program at Karolinska Institutet. I had the opportunity to attend the gorgeous program – which was held at beautiful Aula Medical building in Solna campus; as a guest.  It was a moment of immense pleasure as well as honor for me to attend this program as her proud husband!

KI scholarship awardees 2015 with the Vice-Chancellor and the Dean

The program was brief with introductory speech from the Vice Chancellor of KI, handing over the diploma certificates to the awardees and a lecture on Nobel prize followed by sumptuous dinner.

Here are some pictures of that night –


At the dinner table, we had this amazing opportunity to sit down with the Dean of KI and listen to him.


The Dean, Professor Gunnar Nilsson had a distinguished career as a physician for 27 years. He shared his wisdom and experiences with us. He specially pointed out the importance of focusing on our goals as well as being flexible to look for other options.

“Don’t be too much focused on your own plan that you would miss great opportunities passing by. There are some major turning points in life and one must prepare to embrace them” – he added.

Overall, we were impressed by his candid personality, wisdom and depth of knowledge.


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