(An English version will follow below) I veckan var det formell invigning av företaget Bayers nya lokaler på campus Solna. Inflyttningen är ett led i fastighetsägaren Akademiska Hus strategiska satsning på att fylla de lokaler som KI nu lämnat med verksamhet som på ett naturligt och logiskt sätt anknyter till sådant som varit signum för […]

In July we will roll out the infrastructure council as defined in the new KI delegation order. I will, in my capacity as vice president, chair the council with Stefan Eriksson having a critical role for the council as the president’s advisor for infrastructure. The task of the infrastructure council is to coordinate and prioritize […]

Last week we had the first meeting in the Karolinska Institutet (KI) library council. The council’s tasks include to support the development and strategic focus of KIB. As part of this, the council will be engaged in selection of for example journals that will be available through the KI library. The council should review the […]

Last week Jan-Olov Höög and I travelled to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg for an EIT Health – Roundtable for Rectors and Presidents of Universities and CEOs of University Hospitals. KI is a partner in EIT Health (https://www.eithealth.eu/) and Jan-Olov Höög and Inger Lundqvist are doing a fantastic job in connecting KI scientists that could potentially […]

I fredags bjöd SUHF (Sveriges universitets och högskole förbund) in till dialog mellan lärosäten och forskningsfinansiärer. Sådana här möten mellan olika aktörer är mycket viktiga och spelar en stor roll när det gäller att sammantaget bidra till att utveckla svensk forskning. Jag deltog som representant för Karolinska Institutet. Mycket kom att kretsa kring området open access och […]

Förra veckan besökte jag och Björn Forslöw, från strategiska ledningskansliet, docenturnämnden. Det är alltid spännande att besöka olika grupperingar inom KI, att ta del av hela bredden i KIs verksamhet, att få en större förståelse för det omfattande arbete som bedrivs i olika grupperingar och få ett ansikte på dom som gör jobbet. Karolinska Institutet […]

In February this year I posted a blog entitled “Swetox; An important resource ready to take its next step” (https://blog.ki.se/prorektor/swetox-an-important-resource-ready-to-take-its-next-step/). I have closely followed Swetox during the last years and I have been very impressed with the activities and recognized the obvious importance of the topic, health and environment, well in line with the United […]

An additional cohort of research group leaders have completed their training in the programme “Leadership for research group leaders”. At the end of the programme, the participants hopefully felt that they have increased their knowledge, experience and tools for a sustainable academic leadership and that they constitute an important network to be explored through their […]

Today I had the pleasure of congratulating Stockholm University to the establishment of a department of public health science at the inauguration ceremony for the new department. With two departments in Stockholm, at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, in the important area of public health, we have the opportunity to do even more to benefit the […]

Realizing the governments ambitions for Life Science Life Science is a prioritized area for the Swedish government most recently exemplified by establishment of a permanent Life Science office under the ministry for enterprise and innovation. Karolinska Institutet and the holding company Karolinska Institutet Holding AB (KIHAB) are important actors in realizing the government’s ambitions by […]