Last week I had the privilege to attend the symposium “Molecular Life Sciences” in celebration of the centennial of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). It all took place in Aula Magna at Stockholm University. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has contributed to world-class research for 100 years. During the course of the day […]

Tuesday and Wednesday this week the head of our Grants Office, Björn Kull and myself, joined vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and heads of grants offices (or equivalent) from the 12 largest research universities in Sweden (or in other words what i usually known as Huvudmannarådet) to Brussels. We met with representatives from the Permanent Representation of Sweden […]

This post starts with something I believe is critically important for Swedish Research – Research Infrastructure and how we share the responsibility to secure that Swedish scientists get access to state of the art infrastructure. URFI (universities’ reference group on research infrastructures, originally installed as a reference group for the Swedish Research Council) has in […]

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 […]

Last week I delivered the introductory remarks at the second Brain and Culture Symposium organized by Ingemar Ernberg, Gunnar Bjursell och Fredrik Ullén. Giving introductory remarks is a big honour that I take very seriously and see as an opportunity to reflect about a particular field. I always aim to stay for at least one […]

This has been a very exciting week. Tuesday was marked by a kick-off for the new regional so called ALF agreement between the Stockholm County Council (SCC) and Karolinska Institutet (KI). This agreement is a foundation for research and education and regulates our essential collaboration with SCC and the hospitals. The agreement is a common […]