USA - University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in Minnesota with multitude of opportunities for study and research.

The University of Minnesota (UofM) was founded 1851 and is presence in Minnesota with five campuses and numerous of research and outreach centers. During the civil war financial problems forced the university to close. But it reopened in 1867 with help of Minneapolis entrepreneur John Sargent Pillsbury, who was a university regent, state senator and governor.

Today UofM has more than 65000 students system-wide and is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the country. UofM offers programs in business, education, public health and social work. The university also conducts agricultural, biological, and forestry research at several locations throughout the State.

UofM has unique resources and have done life changing research, like the creation of a beating heart and the formation of methods that could prevent the spread of HIV.

UofM has international research collaborations with universities or institutions in every continent in the world. KI and UofM have an exchange postdoctoral training programme within the research fields of Health Sciences.

UofM and KI has previous years held a postdoctoral training programme, with the aim of not only offering training, but in doing so also to further develop and deepen the research cooperation between the two institutions.


Academic Coordinator


Martin Schalling

Phone: +46-(0)8-517 744 81
Organizational unit: Neurogenetics


International coordinator

Dobril-Philip Petkov

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 40
Organizational unit: Faculty Office and International Relations