Foreign Adjunct Professors

The purpose of appointing Foreign Adjunct Professors at Karolinska Institutet is to encourage knowledge exchange with teachers, researchers and universities worldwide. This form of appointment aims to facilitate scientific collaboration and to strengthen and enhancing the quality of teaching and research.

The Foreign Adjunct Professor title and affiliation form were introduced at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in 1992 by the former Medical Faculty Board. As from 1 July 2020 new regulations apply to this appointment, which replaces older regulations (dnr 4820/06/600).

Process and qualifications

A proposal for appointing someone as Foreign Adjunct Professor should be submitted by the Head of Department to the Research Committee at KI. In order to be appointed as FAP, the teacher or researcher must be affiliated to KI, but have his or her main employment somewhere else than at the university. There is no financial compensation for this type of appointment.

Teachers or researchers who are appointed Foreign Adjunct Professor are expected to have excellent scientific qualifications, as well as being internationally recognised and leading in their research field, equivalent to what is required for a permanent position as full professor at KI. It is the proposing Head of Department who has the responsibility to assess the qualifications of the Foreign Adjunct Professor candidate. The Research Committee will then decide if the level of qualifications live up to the standard of the Foreign Adjunct Professor title.

The appointment period is no more than three years at a time. The appointment can, however, be renewed on proposal of the Head of Department, who also has the power to terminate the appointment in advance. For more information about the process of appointment, required qualifications, proposal presentation and nomination form, please view under "Documents" further down on this page.

Foreign Adjunct Professors A-Ö

Bai Lu, Professor. School of Pharmaeutical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Foreign adjunct professor of Neurogeriatrics, 2021-2024.

Bazan, Nicolas G., Professor. Neuroscience Center of Excellence, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health, USA. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience 2017-2023.

Cao, Xuetao, Professor. Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Immunology 2019-2024.

Feusner, Jamie, Professor. UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Clinical Neuroscience 2019-2024.

Mecocci, Patrizia, Professor. Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Translational Geriatrics 2022-2024.

Molassiotis, Alexander, Professor. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care 2022-2025.

Schedlowski, Manfred, Professor. University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Psychoneuroimmunology 2017-2023.

Shirahige, Katsuhiko, Professor. University of Tokyo, Japan. Foreign Adjunct Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Quantitative Analysis of Chromosome Function 2022-2024.

Visscher, Peter, Professor. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Foreign Adjunct Professor in Statistical Genetics 2019-2022.

Wray, Naomi, Professor. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Foreign Adjunct Professor in Statistical Genetics 2019-2022.


Kristina Jesinkey

International Coordinator