Karolinska Institutet mourns Nelson Mandela

Published 2013-12-06 14:09. Updated 2014-01-16 15:17

Nelson Mandela was a tower of inspiration to us all.

His selfless fight for equal human worth remains a driving motivation in the continued struggle for equality and freedom, and we pay homage to him for his unique contribution to the halting of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

It is a great honour for us that Nelson Mandela accepted the offer of an honorary doctorate from Karolinska Institutet in 2005. We mourn today the loss of a great and remarkable leader.

Anders Hamsten, Vice-Chancellor, Karolinska Institutet