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University Management

The operational leadership of Karolinska Institutet consists of the President, the Vice President, and the University Director.


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Ole Petter Ottersen is President at Karolinska Institutet since 1 August 2017.









Karin Ekström

Secretary to the President

Peter Andréasson

Chief press officer
Communications and Public Relations Office
Central Administration (UF), UF

Vice President

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Karin Dahlman-Wright is Vice President at Karolinska Institutet.

Karin Dahlman-Wright is professor in Molecular Endocrinology.









Amélie Theorell

Secretary to the Vice President

University Director

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Katarina Bjelke is University director at Karolinska Institutet.

The university director has overall responsibility after the President for the Institute's activities in administrative, legal and economic respects. The university director is appointed by the President and rapporteur of the board.




Catrin Främberg

Secretary to the University Director

Deputy University Director

Ingrid Palmér

Deputy University Director