Here you will find detailed information about the university's governance.
Board of Karolinska Institutet
The function of a board is regulated in Goverment Regulation, the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance.
The operational leadership of Karolinska Institutet consists of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and the university director.
The Deputy Vice Chancellors for international affairs, for the coordination of matters relating to future healthcare, and for innovation and commercial outreach are appointed by Karolinska Institutet’s Vice-Chancellor for three-year terms, with a possibile extension. They reinforce the university leadership in the implementation of Strategy 2018.
Karolinska Institutet has 22 departments and Comparative Medicine, Unit for Toxicology Sciences, Södertälje, University Library and University Administration.
The management organisation clarifies the degrees of authority and areas of responsibility of management, and satisfies the requirements of the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance for student influence in all preparatory and decision-making bodies.
Karolinska Institutet’s deans chair the Boards of Higher Education, Doctoral Education and Research and are responsible for each board's activities and budget. The deans coordinate their respective board activities under the direction of KI’s Vice-Chancellor.
There are three boards at Karolinska Institutet with responsibility for higher education, doctoral/third level education and research respectively. The boards operate under the aegis of the University Board and Vice-Chancellor. Each operational board has a dean, an assistant dean and ordinary members.
Councils and Committees
Karolinska Institutet has a variety of boards, councils and committees.