Published: 13-03-2019 14:16 | Updated: 13-03-2019 14:16

KI participated in a delegation trip to India to strengthen health collaboration

A Swedish delegation led by H.E. Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs, visited India in late February with the purpose to strengthen Swedish-Indian health collaboration. KI's Vice-Rector Anders Gustafsson was one of the participants in the delegation.

“It was very valuable for Karolinska Institutet, as the only Swedish university, to accompany the Minister for Health and Social Affairs' delegation trip to India. Many new contacts were made and old contacts strengthened“, says Anders Gustafsson, Academic vice president of research at KI.

Other participants were representatives from The National Board of Health and Welfare, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the Swedish Medical Products Agency, Karolinska University Hospital, Region Uppsala and Swecare, which is a foundation that works for enhanced export and internationalization of Swedish health care and life science, with several of their member companies.

Within KI, an annual KI-India seminar is held, where researchers who are involved in collaborative projects with colleagues in India gather, present ongoing projects and discuss future opportunities. Researchers, teachers, PhD students and interested are invited to this year's KI-India Seminar which takes place Tuesday 21 May 2019.