Om ungefär en vecka, den 7 juni, är terminen för Karolinska Institutet formellt slut. Och som vanligt så här års fylls jag med en lite märklig blandning av känslor präglade av både glädje och lite vemod. Glädje när jag tänker på alla studenter som äntligen är klara med sina studier. Vemod för att terminen är […]

Last Friday in the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall we celebrated KI’s new doctors. This ceremony in the beautiful Blue Hall was a recognition of several years of diligent work and hardship. Our new doctors are to be congratulated on their achievements. With their KI diplomas in hand they are poised to make an […]

Earlier today, I had the honour of congratulating Karolinska Institutet’s new professors in connection with the 2018 installation ceremony. Part of the text below is from my welcome speech, in which I emphasized that “you have reached the highest academic position at KI, and you have done so with a dedication to improve the health and […]

English version below I går kväll deltog jag som KI:s officiella representant i samband med det ceremoniella återlämnandet av kvarlevor från sju individer till Australien. Kvarlevorna har ingått i Karolinska Institutets anatomiska samling och fördes till Sverige under andra halvan av 1800-talet. Nu ska de återbördas till de ursprung varifrån de en gång togs – […]

Today, May 31, the 2018 Kavli Prize laureates in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience were announced. I am chair of the Neuroscience Prize Committee and had the pleasure of presenting the three 2018 neuroscience laureates: James Hudspeth Rockefeller University, New York, USA Robert Fettiplace University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA Christine Petit  Collège de France/Pasteur Institute, Paris, […]

It was truly a pleasure to join Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young yesterday during their Nobel lectures in Aula Medica. As always, there was not an empty seat in the hall when the Nobel laureates took us on a journey of their paradigm-shifting discoveries for which they earned this year’s Nobel Prize in […]

Last Friday I was delighted to welcome our new doctors and jubilee doctors as well as colleagues from our university, families and guests to this autumn’s conferment ceremony in Stockholm City Hall. Becoming a doctor at Karolinska Institutet and receiving a hat and diploma in the Blue Hall is a conclusion of many years of […]

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 latest government research policy has a clear focus on innovation and touches upon the role of university-associated holding companies. The government expresses its intention to review the focus of holding companies and to bring suggestions forward to the parliament. I believe that in general the innovation support is too fragmented and undercapitalized and we […]

Welcome back to Karolinska Institutet after the holidays, students and employees! Monday I will welcome new students to Karolinska Institutet and this Friday I had the privilege of addressing the students leaving our university at two graduation ceremonies. Meeting our students is very valuable for me as vice-chancellor. It is an opportunity to present what […]