Collaboration with Region Stockholm
If Sweden and Stockholm are to provide healthcare services of high quality and contribute to the improvement of human health, the bonds between its academic and healthcare sectors must be strong.
It is vital that scientific discoveries are translated efficiently into new treatment methods and programmes, new medicines and techniques; conversely, clinical needs have to be fed quickly back into the laboratory so that new treatment methods can be developed.
Region Stockholm is our most important partner. Karolinska Institutet's vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all; Region Stockholm practises healthcare and patient-orientated research, with the treatment of patients its paramount concern. So although our missions and priorities differ, our two organisations remain closely interlocked.
The purpose of our partnership is to create a well-integrated infrastructure for healthcare, education, research and development, and to obtain a better strategic overview of needs and resources.
A large part of the students' education takes place in the region's hospitals, in outpatient care and in municipal healthcare facilities. More than half of KI's departments have activities that take place in the county council environment, and many of KI’s doctoral students, researchers and teachers work within the region's large hospitals.
Region Stockholm allocates funds of approximately the same size as a supplement to the ALF compensation. KI and Region Stockholm are jointly responsible for the distribution of these resources.