Last week we had a retreat gathering the academic as well as the administrative leadership of Karolinska Institutet. This includes heads of department, their heads of administration, the KI wider management group including deans and pro deans and the heads of university administration offices. This was the first retreat of its kind. We usually have […]

Today, we were many people all over the world who marched for science. For us at Karolinska Institutet it was a matter of course to take part in the March for Science in Stockholm. Taking part in this event, I hope to send a signal that I consider this topic of great importance. When scientific […]

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 […]

This week the three internal boards – board of research, board of doctoral education and board of higher education – had a common retreat, a very important signal that there is one KI where our core activities are mutually dependent on each other. I was invited to give a few remarks to start up the […]

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 […]

Today the first part of the new Karolinska University Hospital (NKS) has opened. I really congratulate all involved in the terrific effort to launch the first operational building. The opening of NKS represents one important milestone to realize the joint vision in creating a vibrant, cross-sectional life science cluster, involving actors from academia, the health […]

Last week we had the autumns retreat with head of departments. These retreats represent excellent opportunities to exchange information and to discuss topics of general interest to all of us. I presented the status of the KI managements activities following the Heckscher investigation. On October 10th the KI Board supported the action plan that I […]

Of course, for me as for many others, last week was dominated by the so called Macchiarini case. However, I still found some time to join activities that show what KI really is and how we can contribute to society. On Tuesday afternoon, I joined an information meeting about the 4D project (4 D stands […]

On Thursday June 2nd, the keys to the first part of the new Karolinska University Hospital, usually called the New Karolinska Solna (NKS), was handed over to the hospital director, Melvin Samson.  As acting vice-chancellor of KI, I was invited to briefly touch on the topic ”The importance of NKS for break-through research”. NKS will […]