History KI-Mayo Collaboration


For over 20 years Karolinska Institutet (KI) has cooperated with the Mayo Clinic (USA).

Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet have enjoyed a remarkable 21-year collaboration that began with a small annual scientific meeting focused on diabetes and metabolism. A formal agreement was celebrated in 2011, and the collaboration has expanded to include many areas of joint scientific, academic, and clinical interest. 

In 2012, a joint competitive annual travel award program was initiated to promote short-term travel between institutions by faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and students to plan or conduct collaborative interactions during 2013. The following year, competitive project grants were added as a mechanism to build collaborative strength toward national or international project funding. In 2015, the awards program expanded to include funds for administrative projects. Read more

Joint articles and links

Karolinska and Mayo – Two Decades of Collaboration 

The History of the Mayo Clinic-KI Collaboration

Dr. John Wahren of Karolinska Institutet explains the history of the Mayo Clinic-Karolinska Institutet collaboration.