“We are facing health challenges of increasing complexity”. This is the title of an article in Dagens Medicin 9 April (original title: “Vi ställs inför mer komplexa hälsoutmaningar”). This article is authored by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General WHO, Lena Hallengren, Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs, and Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development […]

I dag, på den den internationella kvinnodagen 8 mars, publicerar Stockholms Akademiska Forum (STAF) rapporten “She Figures for Stockholm Academia“. Det är en statistik sammanställning om jämställdheten inom akademin i Stockholmsregionen och det är en både hoppingivande och samtidigt smått nedslående läsning. Sverige ligger generellt bra till jämfört med omvärlden när det handlar om jämställdhet […]

Education must be forward looking. It must prepare our students for the changes and challenges ahead. UN´s Agenda 2030 provides a lens through which these changes and challenges are brought to the fore. This agenda – with its 17 sustainable development goals – is a collective response to what has become abundantly clear over the […]

I dag inleds The Swedish Global Health Research Conference. Under två dagar samlas forskare, studenter, lärare och beslutsfattare i Aula Medica här på KI campus i Solna för att diskutera ett av de viktigaste ämnena i vår samtid: Globala hälsofrågor. Som rektor är jag stolt över att Karolinska Institutet är värd för konferensen, som arrangeras […]

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 […]

Last week I delivered the introductory remarks at the second Brain and Culture Symposium organized by Ingemar Ernberg, Gunnar Bjursell och Fredrik Ullén. Giving introductory remarks is a big honour that I take very seriously and see as an opportunity to reflect about a particular field. I always aim to stay for at least one […]

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 […]