Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson is currently appointed by the Swedish Government to assess the quality assurance system for Higher Education in Sweden. She was President of Karolinska Institutet 2004-2012, and she is a member of Karolinska Institutet’s Nobel Assembly, which selects each year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Professor Wallberg-Henriksson earned her medical and doctoral degrees at KI. In 1998, she was appointed Professor of Physiology and from 1999 to 2001 she served as KI’s Dean of Research. She has served as the Secretary General of the Scientific Council for Medicine at the Swedish Research Council. Since 2004, she has been a member of the Tokyo-based international Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS). She has served as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Council to the government of Singapore, a member of the Research Advisory Council to the Danish Government, and a member of the Max Planck Senate. She has also served as a member of the Swedish Government's Science Policy Council, and of the Swedish Globalization Council. She is currently the Chairperson of the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).
She has previously been appointed by the government to lead Swedish delegations to the UN and to represent Sweden on the boards of the European Science Foundation and the World Health Organization’s Agency for Cancer Research, among others.
Professor Wallberg-Henriksson has been awarded with honorary doctorates from several international Universities as well as the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Government. In 2008, Professor Wallberg-Henriksson was honored with H. M. the King’s Medal for her distinguished achievements in medical education and research.