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 […]

I dagarna börjar våra campus åter att sjuda av liv och rörelse. Det är väldigt roligt att se och känna den förväntan och spänning som bubblar i luften. I höst börjar 950 nya studenter vid nybörjarprogrammen och drygt 300 nya studenter vid de globala programmen hos oss i Solna och Flemingsberg. Sammantaget har vi cirka […]

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 […]

Back in Stockholm it is time to reflect on three busy days in Almedalen. Karolinska Institutet has less presence in Almedalen, with regard to own initiatives but also as regards management presence, than several of the other large universities. There might be reasons for this but that is something that I think we should discuss […]

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. […]

A have previously written about the decision to implement a coherent quality system for Karolinska Institutet. Maintaining and developing quality in operations are continuous and long-term efforts. KI’s new coherent quality system is to be viewed as the start of a sustainable systematic development of quality in all of KI’s operations. One important aspect that […]

Last week SciLifeLab was visited by its International Advisory Board, IAB.  SciLifeLab is hosted by four universities in Stockholm and Uppsala; Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, and supports activities organized within these universities. SciLifeLab is additionally supporting activities at several additional Swedish universities. Translate novel methods As vice-chancellor […]

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 […]

The dean of higher education, Annika Östman Wernerson had asked med to join her for an afternoon at the advanced leadership programme she is currently attending. Known as HeLP, Högre Ledarprogram/Higher Leadership Programme, this training is organized by the Association of Swedish Higher Education (Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund, SUHF). This programme is important in many aspects; […]