About the Centre for Learning and Knowledge (CLK)

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Centre for Learning and Knowledge (CLK) shall, through support, development and research affialiation, form KI’s strategic instruments for pedagogical innovation and excellence in education.

CLK goals and objectives

  • Build a critical mass of good teaching skills within the organization
  • Contribute to educational development and quality of programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels at KI
  • Develop, make available and disseminate knowledge on what proved to best promote learning for students, graduate students, and faculty/staff

CLK Activities

Educational development

Pedagogical skills

CLK supports pedagogical competency for individuals functioning in teaching, administrative, and management roles. This support is in relation to KI's program, to build a critical mass of good teaching skills within the organization. Pedagogical competency is enabled by a clear professional development stairway to support individuals developing a teaching portfolio, and in relation to the nationally designed learning objectives of empowering university teaching. Skill development takes place at different levels: a) introductory, b) basic, intermediate and c) mastery levels.


The target group for pedagogical competence are all those actively contributing to the education of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

Consultations and collaborations

CLK will contribute to pedagogical development and quality assurance of education through consultations and collaborations with individuals, groups and committees.

Intelligence and evidence-based practice

CLK must be through business intelligence and evidence-based practice developing, providing and disseminating knowledge on what proved to best promote learning for students, graduate students and faculty/staff and the organization.

Learning and IT

Goal A

CLK will develop a comprehensive strategy for e- learning at the university. This will contribute to the University's infrastructure in the form of virtual learning environments which are well developed and meet the demands of a modern higher education environment. Therefore CLK is developing a modern strategy for the future of virtual support for e-learning at KI.

Added to this is the production of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) under the edX - cooperation, and the NOOCs (National Open Online Courses) that can also be taken up during the year in connection with this.

Goal B

Provide opportunities for higher educational utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT) in KI 's courses. A university with high aspirations in education should have equally high ambitions in the virtual and the physical learning environment. Even with a well-developed infrastructure for learning, a good knowledge of how ICT can support pedagogy is required to make full use of the infrastructure.

Physical learning environments

The recently completed project on future learning environments are being transitioned to CLK/MCC where they will continue the execution of the work on learning environments previously developed. CLK 's role will be as a party to the real estate department in the development, remodelling and new construction of all the learning environments within Karolinska Institutet.

Steering Committee

Professor/district medical officer

Gunnar Nilsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 887 62
Organizational unit: Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care
E-mail: Gunnar.Nilsson@ki.se


Carl Johan Sundberg

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 86
Organizational unit: Sundberg Carl Johan group - Molecular Exercise Physiology
E-mail: Carl.J.Sundberg@ki.se

Student representatives from Medicinska Föreningen (MF) and the Student union of Odontology (Odontologiska Föreningen, OF)


Professor/senior dentist

Anders Gustafsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 883 31
Organizational unit: Division 3, Periodontology, Dental Hygienist Training
E-mail: anders.gustafsson@ki.se



Maya Petrén

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 867 44
Organizational unit: Faculty Office and External Relations
E-mail: Maya.Petren@ki.se

CLK Management

Chair of Management team

Senior researcher

Tanja Tomson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 801 73
Organizational unit: Prevention-Policy & Practice (PPP)
E-mail: tanja.tomson@ki.se

Deputy head of office

Suzanne Pathkiller

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 841 77
Organizational unit: Educational Technology Support
E-mail: suzanne.pathkiller@ki.se


Senior researcher

Jonas Nordquist

Organizational unit: Medical Case Centre
E-mail: Jonas.Nordquist@ki.se

Senior researcher

Terese Stenfors

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 837 37
Organizational unit: Learning in Health Care Contexts
E-mail: Terese.Stenfors@ki.se

Contact & visiting

Visiting address

CLK is located at Berzelius Laboratoriet, Berzelius väg 3, floor 4, Campus Solna



Mailing address

Centre for Learning & Knowledge, LIME, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm