In English below Min första månad som rektor för Karolinska Institutet har gått väldigt fort och jag har fått möjlighet att möta studenter, doktorander, forskare och lärare samt ledningspersoner för att lära känna min nya arbetsplats. Jag har även fått lära mig att medierna har ett visst intresse för vårt universitet och de senaste dagarna […]

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 […]

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 […]

It is becoming increasingly clear that no one is immune to international politics, including our own university in a country historically relatively unaffected by international restrictions and conflicts. As a university, KI strongly defends the liberty of thought and the possibility and right of researchers to interact and build network across borders. This is a […]

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 […]