About CHE

Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University have together established the Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics, CHE. The centre addresses ethical issues in medical care, preventive healthcare and biomedical research.

This includes the ethical problems arising in the practice of different medical and nursing professions, plus ethical aspects of the development, use and testing of techniques and methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The field of activity also encompasses basic public policy decisions concerning investments in healthcare and medicine.

CHE engages in research, training, knowledge production, basic training and information within this ambit. The research will include both applied projects and projects of a more basic kind aimed at deepening our understanding of ethnical problems of significance for healthcare and medicine and for biomedical research.


The centre has a day-to-day management and a steering group. The day-to-day management comprises the heads of the units concerned, namely:

  • KI - Gert Helgesson
  • KTH - Sven Ove Hansson
  • SU - Greg Bognar

The steering group, appointed by the three universities, comprises two representatives from each of them:

  • KI - Nina Rehnqvist (chairwoman), Peter Aspelin, Gert Helgesson, Niklas Juth.
  • KTH - Björn-Erik Erlandsson, Annika Vänje, Barbro Fröding, Sven Ove Hansson.
  • SU - Krister Bykvist, Greg Bognar.


Karolinska Institutet

Henrik Ahlenius
Gert Helgesson
Annelie Jonsson
Niklas Juth
Anna Lindblad
Niels Lynöe
Tomas Månsson
Manne Sjöstrand
Annika Tibell

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Barbro Fröding
Sven Ove Hansson
Karim Jebari

Stockholm University (SU)

Gustaf Arrhenius
Sara Belfrage
Greg Bognar
Nicolas Espinoza
Lisa Furberg
Claudio Tamburini

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