Board of Karolinska Institutet

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The function of the board is regulated in Government Regulation, the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. The function of the board includes making decisions on important issues concerning:

  • KI's organisation
  • Annual reports and interim reports etc.
  • The audit programme
  • Distribution of internal resources and the follow up of this
  • Termination of employment due to personal circumstances
  • Order of admissions and employment
  • important recommendations and issues which are significant as a matter of principle.

Members of the board

Members appointed by the government

Mikael Odenberg, chairman, director general

Lisa Sennerby Forsse, former Vice-Chancellor

Sofia Heidenberg, CEO, Proud Communication

Liselotte Højgaard, professor, University of Copenhagen

Marianne Lundius, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Jonas Milton, senior advisor

Bjørn Stensaker, professor, University of Oslo 

Göran Stiernstedt, consultant and advisor

Ex officio member

Ole Petter Ottersen, President

Representatives of the teaching staff

Elias Arnér, professor

Lena Von Koch, professor

Anna Karlsson, professor

Representatives of the students

Stephanie Ammerman, Student union of Odontology

Max Kynning, Medical Student’s Association

Leif Karlsson, Doctoral Medical Student’s Association

Adjunct member

Karin Dahlman-Wright, Vice-President

Representatives of the employees

Magnus Anå, system administrator

Torkel Falkenberg, researcher

Chief rapporteur

Per Bengtsson, university director


Claes-Olov Fälth, senior administrative officer


Administrative officer

Claes-Olov Fälth

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 865 73
Organizational unit: Central Administration (UF), UF