Faculty Council

The Faculty Council supports the university president's long-term strategic work and provides guidance on issues related to scientific activities at Karolinska Institutet.

The president presides over council meetings in the presence of the university vice president and university director. The president may, after consulting with the council, permit other individuals to attend council meetings for a short or longer period. The council consists of nine permanently employed professors, two more junior teachers, and three student representatives.

Elected faculty members

From 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2022

Gunnar Schulte, FYFA

Johan von Schreeb, GPH

Ulrica Nilsson, NVS


From 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021

Rickard Sandberg, CMB

Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam, MTC

Angelica Linden Hirschberg, KBH


From 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2020

Gunnar Nilsson, NVS

Henrik Ehrsson, Neuro

Helena Erlandsson Harris, MedS

Junior Faculty representatives 

Carolina Hagberg, MedS

Kristiina Tammimies, KBH

Student representatives

Robert Lilford, MF

Chenhong Lin, MF

Hinsene Geneti, OF

Sarah Awad, MF (Suppleant)


Meeting dates

Spring 2020

February 26

April 29

May 11

Fall 2020

August 27

October 21

December 1

Discussion themes

Career paths

Research bill - Karolinska Institutet's input

Information management project 

Operational plan

Collaboration with Region Stockholm

Collaboration with Stockholm Trio

Harmonized professional services

Principles for resource allocation

Strategy 2030 Objective 1 - An ethical approach, academic freedom, critical reflection, high quality, and high ambitions shall pervade and support everything we do

Strategy 2020 Objective 2 - A deep global, national, and local commitment to human health shall characterise our education and research

Strategy 2030 Objective 3  - Education and research shall be tightly coupled and synergies explored

Strategy 2020 Objective 4 - Interprofessional learning, lifelong learning, and internationalisation shall characterise our educational activities

Strategy 2030 Objective 5 -  Research quality: 1) What is it and how can it be measured? 2) Do we have the conditions required?

A global university in the time of COVID-19: Does KI measure up and does Strategy 2030 point us in the right direction?

COVID-19 webinar - Reflections on the pandemic crisis: What is the university's societal role and responsibility?

How KI's research is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic