In English below 2018 kommer att bli ett av de mest spännande åren i Karolinska Institutets historia. Då flyttar 60 procent av våra medarbetare och cirka 80 procent av den experimentella forskningen till nya lokaler. Under året öppnar flera nya byggnader för utbildning och forskning – forskningsbyggnaden Neo och Alfreds Nobels Allé 8 (ANA8) samt […]

In English below. I dag deltog jag vid nyckelöverlämningen till den nya forskningsbyggnaden Bioclinicum i Solna. Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset och Stockholms läns landsting fick ta emot nyckeln till den nya forskningsbyggnaden för att förbereda sig för öppningen i januari 2018. Här skapas nu ett forsknings- och utbildningskluster mellan Karolinska Institutet och Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, där cirka 100 […]

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. […]