Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an "academy for the training of skilled army surgeons". Today, as one of the world´s leading medical universities, Karolinska Institutet is marked by a passion for research and a drive to contribute to the improvement of human health. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education.

Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. It is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally and the top five medical universities in Europe.

Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

With our close relationship to the clinical milieu, a well established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education.

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