About CHE

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Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University have together established the Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics, CHE. CHE addresses ethical issues in medical care, preventive healthcare and biomedical research.

This includes the ethical problems arising in the practice of different medical and nursing professions, plus ethical aspects of the development, use and testing of techniques and methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The field of activity also encompasses basic public policy decisions concerning investments in healthcare and medicine.

CHE engages in research, training, knowledge production, basic training and information within this ambit. The research will include both applied projects and projects of a more basic kind aimed at deepening our understanding of ethnical problems of significance for healthcare and medicine and for biomedical research.


CHE has a day-to-day management and a steering group. The day-to-day management comprises the heads of the units concerned, namely:

  • KI - Gert Helgesson
  • KTH - Sven Ove Hansson
  • SU - Torbjörn Tännsjö

The steering group, appointed by the three universities, comprises two representatives from each of them:

  • KI - Nina Rehnqvist (chairwoman), Peter Aspelin, Gert Helgesson, Niklas Juth.
  • KTH - Lars-Åke Brodin, Peter Nilsson, Barbro Fröding, Sven Ove Hansson.
  • SU - Gustaf Arrhenius, Torbjörn Tännsjö, Greg Bognar.


Karolinska Institutet

Henrik Ahlenius
Gert Helgesson
Niklas Juth
Anna Lindblad
Niels Lynöe
Annelie Jonsson
Tomas Månsson
Manne Sjöstrand
Maja Wessel
Annika Tibell

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Sara Belfrage
Barbro Fröding
Karim Jebari
Sven Ove Hansson

Stockholm University (SU)

Gustaf Arrhenius
Nicolas Espinoza
Lisa Furberg
Claudio Tamburini
Torbjörn Tännsjö