A number of prizes and awards are presented at Karolinska Institutet every year. Also, the Karolinska Institutet Nobel Assembly handles the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Karolinska Institutet awards medals to people who have made special contributions to support KI. The medals are available in three categories: gold medal, grand silver medal and silver medal.
Every year, Karolinska Institutet confers honorary doctorates to individuals for vital scientific achievements or significant contributions to the university or humanity at large.
The purpose of the Prize is to recognize and stimulate high-quality research in the field, and to promote long-term improvements in educational practice.