A word from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to Karolinska Institutet!

Portrait of Karin Dahlman-Wright Karolinska Institutet is a great place for education and research. Students, teachers and researchers from around the world gather here because they want to aid human development and health in a spirit of creativity, confidence and job satisfaction. We change the world through transfer of knowledge and science.

Karolinska Institutet holds a central position in Swedish society and is one of the world's leading medical universities. We conduct education and research throughout the medical field, from cell to society, and have one of the best selections of programmes and courses in the medical field. Our educational programmes undergo continuous development through the close link between education and research.

Excellence characterises every aspect of our university. Each year, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, which has enormous significance for our strong financial position and visibility, both internationally and nationally. At the same time, we emphasise qualitative leadership, teamwork, participation, openness, equality and diversity.

I am honoured that that you are taking the chance to become one of us - you are making the right choice! There is great demand on the labour market for the professions we educate, and a degree from Karolinska Institutet will open doors worldwide. To contribute to the improvement of human health is an amazing mission that will enrich both your own and many other people's lives.

Karin Dahlman-Wright, Pro-Vice-Chancellor