Meetings in Aula Medica

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Karolinska Institutet's beautiful centre, Aula Medica, boasts an auditorium with 1,000 seats, offices for about 100 people, 100 conference places, two restaurants and a cafe. Nobel lectures are arranged here, as well as scientific symposia, academic ceremonies and conferences.

Foto: Janos Kovacs

The Aula is located on Solnavägen, facing the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. Aula Medica has been constructed through a donation from the Erling-Persson Foundation in conjunction with Karolinska Institutet's 200-year anniversary.

Gert Wingård, architect.


"The auditorium has a mild, harmonious colour scheme and creates a general feeling of intimacy. In many meetings between people there is a certain amount of tension – whether the meeting will go well, how you will manage your presentation and so on. I think that it is good to have a room that calms people rather than over-stimulates them. I believe that is what we have managed to create."

Aula Medica, auditorium. Foto: Stefan Zimmerman

The auditorium in Aula Medica is called the Erling Persson-hall, named after the donor, Stefan Persson's father and founder of H&M, Erling Persson. The pillar-free room is built along the lines of an amphitheatre, with space for 1,000 people. The ceiling height is 13 metres. The rear section of the room can be screened off, then leaving room for 420 people in the front section. There is a generous stage that can be adapted to many different types of events. The goods lift is right next to the stage. Behind the stage are a number of dressing rooms and a greenroom for speakers or artists.

Mingle areas

Immediately next to the Erling Persson-hall there are bright and airy foyers on floors 2, 3 and 4. Here there is a combined area of around 2,000 square metres for product exhibitions, fairs or mingling. When you book the Aula, the use of the foyer areas is included at no extra cost.

Food and Beverages

The Nanna Svartz restaurant is located on the entrance floor on Solnavägen 7 and has space for 185 seated guests. Café Erik Jorpes is by the main entrance on Nobels väg 6, where light meals are served. The restaurants in Aula Medica also arrange for conferences and other events to have food served in one of our foyers. On floor 7, the faculty club “Svarta Räfven” caters for business lunches and smaller groups.

Conference rooms

There are ten conference/meeting rooms in Aula Medica, each for 8 - 30 people. All the rooms are equipped with modern technology to create the right conditions for flexible meetings.

The Erling Persson-hall and all the conference rooms have state-of-the-art technology to meet different customers' needs for technical solutions. In the auditorium there are 3 reflective screens of different sizes, 3 projectors, different types of microphones, video conferencing equipment and recording options for documenting meetings. Technicians are included in the prize.

Conference rooms in Aula Medica

Equipment in the conference rooms

Rooms 521 522 633 636 637 523 508 634 635 507
Number of seats 8 8 8 8 8 10 12 12 18 30
Projector + screen       Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes
LCD screen 1 1 1     1 2 3 2


White board Yes Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microphone             2 3 4 2
Document camera Yes Yes         Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video conference equipment Yes Yes         Yes Yes    
Smart board     Yes Yes            

Accessibility for everyone

Aula Medica has good accessibility for people with disabilities. It is easy for everyone to get in, thanks to lifts to the auditorium and six entrances. The auditorium is equipped to the latest accessibility standards, including induction loops and signs for the visually impaired.


Parking spaces for people with mobility problems are located close to Aula Medica.

Finding your way here

By bus: number 3, 67, 69, 70, 73, 77, 507

Metro: St. Eriksplan, change to bus no. 3 or 77, or take a 10-minute walk

Commuter train: Karlbergs station, change to bus no. 507 or take a 10-minute walk

From Arlanda airport: Travel by Arlanda Express to the Central metro station takes about 20 minutes. The shuttle bus from Arlanda Airport stops at Karolinska Institutet and takes about 35 minutes.


Aula Medica is located in Solna, north of Stockholm.  Many hotels in different price ranges are available in the area.


Conference services

Conference Manager

Tia Eriksson

Phone: +46-8-524 833 00
Address: Postal address: Karolinska Institutet, Academic Conferences, SE-171 77 Stockholm
Delivery address: Solnavägen 7B, Solna
Visiting address: Nobels väg 6, Solna

Booking conferences in Aula Medica

Booking Manager

Ann-Catrin Moberg

Phone: +46 8 524 822 00
Address: Karolinska Institutet, Aula Medica, 171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Visiting address:
Nobels väg 6, Solna
Delivery address:
Solnavägen 7 B, Solna