Yesterday KI hosted a symposium on cooperation and collaboration in research and higher education – “Kunskap i samverkan”. This symposium is part of a series of meetings that were initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education and that serve to follow up on the white paper published in November last year. There is no doubt […]

This week started with a KI University board seminar in Saltsjöbaden. Among the posts on the agenda was a lecture given by Lennart Levi, Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and Member of the Swedish Parliament 2006–2010. In his excellent speech, Levi focused on the UN:s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the need to incorporate […]

Monday 21 August I have the pleasure of giving the welcome address at the first Nordic PhD Summit for the newly established network NorDoc: Nordic Doctoral Training in Health Sciences. This two-day conference on Health Sciences Across Borders will highlight the importance of PhD education and provide ample opportunity of sharing ideas and knowledge. Established as […]

This blog post in English, see below Veckan avslutades med två dagar tillsammans med mina kollegor på landets lärosäten. Rektorerna för svenska universitet och högskolor träffas regelbundet i Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbunds (SUHF) regi. Den här gången träffades vi på Smådalarö. När mötet inleddes på torsdagen var det med en vakant generalsekreterarepost för SUHF men […]

This blog post in Swedish, ser below. This is my first blog from my new workplace – Karolinska Institutet. I am proud to be allowed to work for KI and look forward to getting to know the university better. More about this in forthcoming blogs. I am also proud that Karolinska Institutet has chosen to […]

Alexander von Gabain has brought a global perspective and laid a solid foundation for KI’s innovation and commercial outreach Alexander von Gabain’s contract as deputy vice-chancellor for Innovation and Commercial Outreach is soon coming to an end and last week a very pleasant reception in our wonderful “Gammelgården”, gave us a chance to honor his […]

This week I am in China together with a delegation headed by the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. It is very satisfying to experience how strong the Karolinska Institutet brand is in China. Collaboration Mobility and collaboration has been two coherent themes at many of the meetings. A lot of […]

Last week, we had the yearly dialogue with the Ministry for Higher Education. Among many important topics, the Vice-chancellor has the opportunity to present the success factors and challenges of the university. As the most important success factor I highlighted that KI is needed! We perform research in areas with large national and global societal challenges. […]

This post in English soon to be published. Såsom namnet anger har 2016 års forskningsproposition en stor betoning på samverkan (2016/17:50 Kunskap i samverkan – för samhällets utmaningar och stärkt konkurrenskraft). Hur en högskola eller ett universitet uttolkar samverkans begreppet varierar vitt utifrån högskolans profil och geografiska läge. Många högskolor är helt centrala noder för […]

The future health care landscape in Stockholm has been discussed and planned for many years. Discussions and planning where Karolinska Institutet has taken part, not necessarily being heard. The future health care system has many components; The new Karolinska University Hospital, a highly specialized hospital; the consequent transfer of patients into primary care and private […]