Last week I took part in Framtidsrådet’s Spring Mingle including two very inspirational lectures. Framtidsrådet strives to make Karolinska Institutet an attractive workplace for the students and employees of tomorrow, and contribute to a modern, dynamic and innovative Karolinska Institutet. Ethical issues Framtidsrådet had chosen to entitle this springs mingle “Ethics & the Future 2017” and […]

Last Friday I took my bicycle over the Solna bridge to Gävlegatan, to a part of our university that I have not had the chance to visit before: The Aging Research Cente, ARC. I met with Johan Fritzell, ARC Director, Kristina Johnell, Martin Lövdén, Laura Fratiglioni and Maria Eriksdotter, Head of the Department of Neurobiology, […]

Days made up weeks that made up months that eventually added up to almost a year and a half but finally, on August 1st, 2017, I will hand over the ultimate operative responsibility for Karolinska Institutet to Ole Petter Ottersen, a highly experienced and recognized academic leader with a clearly expressed desire to join and […]

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 […]

Some time ago, the Karolinska Institutet management group was offered a guided tour of Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet’s new ultramodern laboratory building for experimental biomedical research that opens in 2018. The building is even more impressive from the inside than the outside. We were guided by Mats Lilja, Marie Asplund and Kathrin Alw, who showed examples […]

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 […]

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 […]

The coherent quality system is based on a holistic perspective – there is one KI where all parts of our operations contribute to the overall quality of the university and where our core operations are interdependent on each other.  With this system, we have a consensus on what quality is and how we shall approach […]