Karolinska Institutet's strategy and core values

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is aiming for 2030 as a groundbreaking, engaged and global university. These strategic choices are the most important for KI to achieve its overall goals and move towards its vision; to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all.

Strategy 2030

Karolinska Institutet's Strategy 2030 is a long-term plan that was established to guide the university's development until 2030. The strategy will strengthen KI's position as one of the world's leading medical universities. By focusing on groundbreaking research, high-quality education and strong international collaborations, the strategy will ensure that KI continues to contribute to scientific breakthroughs and better health for all.

Strategy 2030 is important as it helps KI to address the challenges of the future in medicine and health, adapt to a rapidly changing world, and promote sustainable development in line with the UN's 2030 Agenda. By following the strategy, KI is working not only to improve its own operations but also to make a positive impact on society and the world at large.

KI's Strategy 2030 was adopted by KI's Board of Directors, in 2019.

Core values

Karolinska Institutet's core values permeate everything KI does and serve as a compass for actions and decisions. It is based on the principles of democracy, legality, objectivity, freedom of opinion, respect for the equal value of all people, efficiency and service.

KI's core values

  • Creativity: We create groundbreaking results through creative thinking, perseverance, collaboration and encouragement of originality.
  • Passion: We have a passion for science and knowledge transfer and their power to change the world.
  • Responsibility: Our activities are characterised by high quality and an ethical approach, as well as by respect, care and critical reflection.
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