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Veronika Sundström will take over as the new University Director at Karolinska Institutet. She will begin her new position on 17 April 2023.
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Audience: Medarbetare
New faculty representatives for and members of the Faculty Board, its three committees and of the Faculty Council for the term of office commencing 1 Jan 2023 and ending 31 Dec 2025.
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Vice President Anders Gustafsson shares his thoughts on leadership and working methods based on lessons learned from the pandemic.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The recruitment process for KI’s new vice-president has begun, and staff and students are invited to nominate suitable candidates.
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Audience: Medarbetare
KI's university board proposes that the government appoints Annika Östman Wernerson as president of KI from March 1, 2023.
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Audience: Medarbetare
On October 4, the president of Karolinska Institutet appointed academic vice presidents and deputy chairpersons for the three committees that report to the Faculty Board: The Committee for Higher Education, the Committee for Doctoral Education and the Committee for Research. The appointees’ term of office runs from 1 January, 2023, to 31 December, 2025.
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On Wednesday 14 September, KI’s Consultative College was given the opportunity to listen and ask questions to the two final candidates for the new President post. The meeting ended with a discussion ahead of the digital voting that members of the Consultative College can participate in until 12:00 p.m. on 20 September. The election by the Consultative College will show the election commission the preferred candidate.
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[UPDATE 2022-09-22] Annika Östman Wernerson receives strong support as new president of KI. This is shown by the advisory vote that the Consultative College, consisting of 119 representatives, teachers, students, and other staff, has carried out. The Election Committee decided at their meeting on September 20, to bring forward Östman Wernerson to the University Board as a proposal for new president of KI.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The task of recruiting a new university director for Karolinska Institutet has now begun. The first stage of the rigorous selection and interview process involves drafting a requirement profile for the post. The work will involve different groups at KI as well as managerial staff and representatives of the University Administration and the departments.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The University Board (Konsistoriet) held an extraordinary meeting Tuesday on the recruitment of Karolinska Institutet’s new president. The shortlisted candidates – Professor Annika Östman Wernerson (KI) and Professor Eva Tiensuu Janson (Uppsala University) – will now be interviewed by the Consultative College.
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This is a real super election year and Sweden’s politicians are busy campaigning. This autumn will also see a number of important academic elections at KI. University Director Katarina Bjelke hopes that people’s interest in the general election will spill over onto the university.
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Audience: Medarbetare
On Aug. 11, the election committee presented two final candidates in the hunt for a new president of Karolinska Institutet. Annika Östman Wernerson at KI and Eva Tiensuu Janson at Uppsala University were selected among some 100 potential candidates. University board chairperson Göran Stiernstedt in the election committee and Professor Erika Franzén in the search committee comment on the recruitment process.
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Karolinska Institutet’s Election Committee has selected KI’s Professor Annika Östman Wernerson and Uppsala University’s Eva Tiensuu Janson as the two final candidates for the position of university president.
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KI’s Nomination Assembly has issued its shortlist of candidates ahead of the academic vice presidential election for the committees for Higher Education, Doctoral Education and Research.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The Swedish government has appointed Karolinska Institutet's University Director, Katarina Bjelke, as the new Director General of the Swedish Research Council. She will start her new assignment 15 September.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Several high-profile cases of intimidation, harassment and imprisoned researchers demonstrate that academic freedom is under considerable pressure. Earlier this May, KI highlighted the situation during the seminar "Academic freedom and international collaboration in a turbulent world."
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Now that the application and nomination deadlines have passed, the recruitment process for KI president has moved on to the interview stage.
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The 2022 employee survey, which has now been completed, had a high response frequency amongst the KI staff of 86 per cent. This gives a solid base on which to initiate activities and develop the university’s operations and working environment.
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Audience: Medarbetare
In May, KI held a seminar on academic freedom and international collaborations. The event explored the question of how research is impacted by a world that is characterized by war, conflict and democratic decline. It is not enough to develop new guidelines; actions need to be based on personal responsibility, says KI President Ole Petter Ottersen.
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The process for conducting the 2022 academic elections has now begun. All employees and students at KI have now the opportunity to nominate candidates for the assignments as academic vice presidents at KI.
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Audience: Medarbetare
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The process of recruiting a new KI president has begun. All staff and students at KI are invited to nominate suitable candidates.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The February sun was glittering in the glazed facades when Karolinska Institutet welcomed Minister for Education Anna Ekström on Monday 28 February. Meanwhile, the situation grew gloomier in Ukraine, which was demonstrated by, amongst other things, a lecture in disaster medicine.
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COMMENTARY Last night’s military aggression against Ukraine must be condemned in the strongest possible terms, comments the KI president Ole Petter Ottersen on the military aggression against Ukraine.
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Johan von Schreeb, professor of global disaster medicine and director of the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters at Karolinska Institutet, has been named director of KI’s newly established Centre for Health Crises. The aim is to create a center based on KI’s knowledge and capability, that finds connections between groups and people, with the aim of increasing preparedness for a new pandemic or health crisis.
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Karolinska Institutet (KI) president Ole Petter Ottersen’s term of office expires on 28 February 2023. The KI University Board (Konsistoriet) has therefore decided to begin an open recruitment process to propose a president and appoint a vice-president to take up office on 1 March 2023.
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Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark will leave her position as Vice President for Research and Chair of the Research Committee as of 31 January 2022. She is succeeded by professor Martin Bergö.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, Biovetenskaper och näringslära
As of 1st of January 2022, the new members of the KI Faculty Council and the new teacher representatives to the Board of Karolinska Institutet will take their seats. Their term of office runs until 31st of December 2024.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Laboratoriemedicin, Kvinnors och barns hälsa, Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Lärande, Informatik, Management och Etik, Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik
Following a thorough investigation and the collation of an internal survey, the president of Karolinska Institutet (KI), Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, has today decided to change the names of one of the university’s halls, propose name changes for one building and two roads on Campus Solna, and amend the naming principles.
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COMMENTARY: Karolinska Institutet (KI) takes its historical legacy seriously and has therefore taken several initiatives and implemented several measures, to illuminate some of the dark episodes of our history. We take these to be pressing issues, as discussed in an article in Dagens Nyheter on 18 July (E-DN 17 July). KI's more than 200-year history contains aspects that, from today's point of view, would be considered unethical, unscientific, undemocratic and, in some cases, racist.
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On 1 July 2021, a new virtual centre – the Centre for Health Crises – will be established at Karolinska Institutet. The COVID-19 pandemic has indicated that in the event of acute health threats and pandemics, universities and colleges must be able to quickly change their research, education, and other activities to help solve urgent needs.
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On 29 May, the government announced that as of 15 June, higher education institutions may return to campus-based teaching. The recommendations issued by the Swedish Public Health Agency for containing the spread of the virus apply as much to HEIs as they do to general society, and require a responsible approach to the planning of a return to campus-based teaching.
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Matilda Ernkrans, minister for Higher Education and Research, visited KI on 23 October. She met students, faculty, researchers and the university management, who described how they had adapted to the ongoing pandemic.
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Professor Janne Johansson has been appointed Head of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, starting on September 1st, 2020 until August 31st, 2025.
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In a sense, Göran Stiernstedt will have come full circle when he takes up office as KI chairperson on 1 May 2020. He once took his medical degree at KI, and now he’s back.
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On Monday, February 10, the government presented four collaborative groups that are linked to the government's strategic collaboration program. Karolinska Institutet's president Ole Petter Ottersen is a member of the collaboration group for health and life science.
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Mushroom pickers and kite surfers who want to cure cancer and eliminate chronic pain – those are some of the 13 new professors inaugurated at Karolinska Institutet on Thursday in a ceremony in Aula Medica. Some 750 guests had gathered to welcome the new professors in addition to eight adjunct professors, four visiting professors, eight prize winners and four medalists.
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The fall nomination period is now open - all KI employees and students are welcome to nominate representatives to the Faculty Board and Faculty Council between 18 September and 2 October.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Karolinska Institutet’s Vice President Karin Dahlman-Wright has today requested to be relieved from her assignment as vice president with immediate effect. Consequently, KI’s University Board (Konsistoriet) agreed to relieve her from the assignment at an extra meeting today.
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A complaint was filed in July 2018 against the vice president of Karolinska Institutet (KI), Karin Dahlman-Wright, for suspicion of research misconduct. In order to avoid conflict of interest, in August 2018, KI reached an agreement with the University of Gothenburg to manage the investigation.
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On August 22, the Government appointed Carin Götblad as a new member of the Board of Karolinska Institutet. Carin Götblad replaces Liselotte Højgaard who has asked to be dismissed.
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The expectations are high. Everyone, externally as well as internally, are asking themselves how Ole Petter Ottersen is going to lead Sweden’s most talked-about university once he takes up office as vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet this August.
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