Directly following the outbreak of war in Ukraine, and ever since, I have emphasized that KI as a university firmly repudiates and condemns the military invasion and that we support […]
Last week, the Lancet–SIGHT Commission on Peaceful Societies through Health and Gender Equality (of which I am a member), published an article in The Lancet that strongly condemns the Russian Government’s aggression […]
This is the English version of a previous blog post in Swedish After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, events have moved with shocking speed and raised issues that we are compelled […]
Last night’s military aggression against Ukraine must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. For one of the world’s most powerful nations, with access to vast conventional and nuclear arsenals, […]
A productive and intensive year is nearing its end at Karolinska Institutet. As 2022 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year […]
I have returned to the topic of responsible internationalisation here on the blog on several occasions. This topic is now more relevant than ever before. Over the past few years, we have […]
Each year, when approaching the formal start of the autumn term at Karolinska Institutet, I am filled with excitement and joy. But this time also with a touch of sadness. […]
Below are my reflections after the conference “Academic freedom and international collaboration in a turbulent world”, arranged in KI’s campus in Flemingsberg. How shall Swedish universities remain global when democracy […]
Det ryska angreppet och kriget mot Ukraina har väckt många viktiga frågor. En sådan har handlat om sanktioner, bojkotter och andra medel för att öka pressen på Ryssland och stödja […]
War and conflict often have serious consequences remote from the conflict zones, as countless historical and contemporary examples show. Antipathies, hatred and intimidation are transferred from the theatre of conflict […]
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