Published: 27-04-2017 12:55 | Updated: 04-05-2017 13:57

Ole Petter Ottersen named Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet

On 27 April, the government decided to appoint Ole Petter Ottersen Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet. He will take office on 1 August 2017.

"I am honored to be appointed rector of Karolinska Institutet - a university that I have looked up to throughout my career. It is a great privilege to be able to lead such a prominent institution," Ole Petter Ottersen says.

"I look forward to getting started and to work together with KI’s many talented researchers, board members, staff, students and multiple collaborative partners nationally and internationally. Together we will strengthen public trust and internal enthusiasm and pride," he continues.

Ole Petter Ottersen is currently rector of the University of Oslo, where he has held several leading positions, including dean of research for the medical faculty. He is also a professor of medicine.

The appointment as vice-chancellor at Karolinska Institutet applies from 1 August 2017 until 28 February 2022.