Published: 08-09-2016 16:06 | Updated: 13-09-2016 17:09

KI board directs vice-chancellor to create action plan

The Karolinska Institutet board has tasked the vice-chancellor with drafting a plan of action for how the university will remedy the serious failings identified within the Heckscher report.

“KI has to change, and must do so quite radically in certain areas. After what has happened over the past six months, the university’s key leaders are showing an uncommonly high willingness to change,“ says departing KI chairperson Lars Leijonborg.

The plan will centre heavily on Heckscher’s report and on the internal audit of the department where Paolo Macchiarini was employed. It will be presented at a board meeting scheduled for 10 October.

“Even though two members have tendered their resignation, and the government announced that others will be replaced, the board continues to operate in its former configuration until new members have been appointed,” adds Leijonborg.

Read more about the Macchiarini case.