SE: Karolinska Institutet


Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world´s leading medical universities. KI’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40%of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.KI isranked in the top 50 universities globally, and the top 5 medical universities in Europe.
Karolinska Institutet offers the widest range of medical education under one roof in Sweden. Several of the programmes include clinical training or other training within the healthcare system. The close proximity of the Karolinska University Hospital and other teaching hospitals in the Stockholm area thus plays an important role during the education. Approximately 6,000 students are taking educational and single subject courses at Bachelor and Master levels at Karolinska Institutet. Teachers at Karolinska Institutet often carry out research in parallel with teaching. This ensures that students are involved in the latest advances within the medical field. Ambitious students, teachers and researchers together create an interesting and stimulating environment. We also offer good opportunities for international exchange, which gives students the chance to work abroad for a period of time
With close relationships to the clinical milieu, a well established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education.There are international career opportunities for graduates, with close links to the public and private sectors throughout the time of study, as well as opportunities for further PhD studies - which are tuition free.
Educational programs at the KI comprehend:

  • Professional degree education (e.g. MD, dentist, nursing).
  • Education at the Master level, presently encompassing 6 programs, including Global Health and Public Health Sciences.
  • Research education (PhD degree).

In 2010 about 2000 students were heading to their PhD Degree, which is awarded annually to about 350 of them. Research is carried on at the 22 Departments today established in KI, among which the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS)is one of the largest. Epidemiology is a core discipline represented in both research and education at the PHS, this latter consisting nowadays of a new track of Public Health Master Degree in Epidemiology. Research projects at the Department are truly international, since many of them are carried on in collaboration with developing countries, and there is a strong emphasis on intervention research. The Department also holds close connections with governmental and regional organs involved in the provision of health care and preventive interventions, such as the National Institute for Public Health, several major Hospitals and primary care centres.
Karolinska Institutet has established exchange agreements with many universities around the world. The exchanges are carried out within different exchange programmes, including Nordplus, Erasmus, Linnaeus-Palme, INK exchanges and Erasmus Mundus.

Primary role in the project

KI’s role in the project will be to lead on WP5, co-ordinating the RTD Projects/Stakeholder Research Group and completing the deliverables under this WP. Because of this WPL role, they will also have a place on the PMG. In common with other partners in the project, they will also input into WP2, WP3, WP6, WP7 and WP9. In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, KI will:

  • Ensure participation in and coordination of the assigned WP as appropriate.
  • Circulate information on the Network’s activities within departments and relevant research groups.
  • Use the available liaison with the regional and the national clinical and Public Health sectors in order to promote the results of the Network’s activity.


Matej Košir
Project Manager- SPAN
Science for Prevention Academic Network
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