"Without this training, I wouldn’t be where I am today"
Kim Jansson, who now works at the Institute for Futures Studies, in Stockholm, has studied both sociology and demography. He says that this training is a premise for the job he does now.
Research Coordinator at the Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS), Linköping University.
What did you study prior to entering the Master program in Demography?
Bachelor in Sociology at Stockholm University.
Why demography in Stockholm?
I chose to study demography because I wanted to understand maybe one of the most important basic building-blocks of society, populations. I chose Stockholm because it has a great demographic unit and because Stockholm is a great place to live.
What did you like most about studying demography?
The best thing about the training I got is that it helps me understand the society I live in, where it stands and where it is going in terms of population change. Since the demographic unit is located at the Sociological department I did not only learn statistics but also gained tools to analyze human social and collective behavior.
What is the best memory you have of the master program?
The good times I had together with my friends. Many came from different parts of the world and I am still in contact with some of them.
How did the Master program in Demography help you realize your professional goals?
I have studied both sociology and demography. This training is a premise for the job I do. Without this training, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I work at the Institute for Futures Studies, in Stockholm. It is an independent research institute that conducts advanced research within the social sciences. The institute has a new research program that focuses on social change in the 21st Century and my main task is to assist the director of the institute, from data management and analysis to writing reports and research papers.
How did you like living and working in Stockholm?
I’m actually born in Stockholm Sweden and I live and work there today. I’ve been to many other great cities in the world and Stockholm manages to be a really good one too, especially in the summer.
November 29, 2016