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 2021 - 31 December 2023

Karin Lore, MedS

Fredrik Piehl, Neuro

Karl Ekwall, BioNut

Junior Faculty representatives 

Nick Tobin, OnkPat

Asghar Muhammad, MedS

Student representatives

Mikael Yilmaz, MF

Selihattin Mermer, OF

Meeting dates

Spring 2021

January 27, 2021

March 2, 2021

April 28, 2021

June 15, 2021

Fall 2021

September 8, 2021

October 12, 2021

November 23, 2021

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