University Management

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The operational leadership of Karolinska Institutet consists of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and the university director.


Karin Dahlman-Wright is acting Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet.

Karin Dahlman-Wright is professor in Molecular Endocrinology.





Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor

Secretary to the Vice-Chancellor

Amélie Theorell

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 64
Organizational unit: Director´s and Research Support Office

Chief Press Officer

Chief Press Officer

Anna von Corswant

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 866 13
Cell phone: 073-980 79 92


Anders Ekbom is acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet.

Anders Ekbom is professor in medical epidemiology.




Secretary to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor


Bettina Wemanis

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 837 43
Organizational unit: Director´s and Research Support Office

University Director

Per Bengtsson has been university director at Karolinska Institutet since January 2014.

The university director has overall responsibility after the Vice-Chancellor for the Institute's activities in administrative, legal and economic respects. The university director is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and rapporteur of the board.



Secretary to the University Director

Department administrator

Catrin Främberg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 76
Organizational unit: Director´s and Research Support Office

Deputy University Director

Marie Tell has been deputy university director at Karolinska Institutet since 2007.

The deputy university director is the university director's representative. 




In addition, the deputy university director has, by delegation, specific responsibility for:

  • Coordination of work with internal governance and control, operational planning and quality issues
  • Environmental management issues in the management team
  • Coordination of Safety Forum information
  • Coordination of KI's internal regulations

The job also involves representing University Administration in the Quality Council, to represent the university director in central development project's steering committees and to attend the Vice-Chancellor's decision meetings.

According to a decision by the Vice-Chancellor, the deputy university director is part of the:

  • Management team
  • Crisis management team
  • Administrative council