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A word from the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to Karolinska Institutet!

Karolinska Institutet is a great place for education and research. Students, teachers and researchers from around the world gather here because they want to promote 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 molecules and cells to society, and we have a broad range of programmes and courses. 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. This contributes greatly to our strong position and visibility, internationally and nationally. At the same time, we emphasise high quality leadership, teamwork, participation, openness, equality, and diversity.

I am honoured that that you are ready to become one of us - you are making the right choice! There is great demand on the labour market for the professionals 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.

Ole Petter Ottersen, Vice-Chancellor