Faculty Office and External Relations

The office focuses on overall issues regarding research, doctoral education, education and internationalisation in accordance with the demands from the management and the faculty boards.


The mission of the office is to be a strategic and administrative support to the three faculty boards and regarding internationalisation, to the management as well. The tasks involve handling of cases, preparation of strategies and conduction of investigations in a legally safe way and with high quality.

Furthermore, the office is responsible for coordinating KI’s international operations and to service the community in matters relating to the office’s responsibilities.

The office is divided into four units:

  • Research and Doctoral Education Office
  • Education and Equal Opportunities Office
  • Grants Office
  • International Relations Office


Björn Kull

Head of unit

Karin Schmekel

Head of unit

Susanne Maxeem

Department administrator

Research and Doctoral Education Office

Karin Schmekel Head of unit

Anna Gustafsson Administrative officer

Anna-Carin Christoffersson Coordinator

Carolina Källgren Scientific coordinator

Charlotta Lindquist Coordinator

Clara Ersson Coordinator

Ingeborg van der Ploeg Director of studies

Karin Vågstrand Coordinator

Kseniya Hartvigsson Administrative officer

Lena Lewin Coordinator

Mats Andersson Administrative officer

Magnus Ericson Coordinator


Education and Equal Opportunities Office

Marie-Louice Isacson Head of unit

Birgit Ekroth Administrator

Bodil Lampén Helgesson Administrative officer

Caroline Olsson Administrative officer (staff on leave)

Christina Joos Administrative officer

Hien Ekeroth Administrative officer (staff on leave)

Klara Regnö Coordinator

Lena Atterwall Coordinator

Maria Bengtsson Administrative officer

Maya Petrén Coordinator

Philip Malmgren Administrative officer

Renita Sörensdotter Coordinator

Susanne Maxeem Department administrator

Ulrika Helldén Coordinator


Postal address: Karolinska Institutet, Faculty Office and External Relations, 171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Nobels väg 6, 7th floor, KI Campus Solna


Grants Office

Are you a researcher at Karolinska Institutet and need assistance in finding funding for your research?

We at Grants Office direct us to the university researchers and administrators with advice on administration, finance and formulation of the application, and when it is time to signing an application or subsequent a contract.

Do not hesitate to contact us.

Björn Kull Head of unit

Adina Feldman Coordinator

Anne Thyrfing Administrative officer

Carolina Kristell Coordinator

Catarina Oliveira Administrative officer

Christine Chang Coordinator

Cecilia Martinsson Björkdahl Project manager

Charlotte Tunell Administrative officer

Dan Andreé Specialist

Daniela Strodthoff Coordinator

Dennis Hellgren Project manager

Dobril-Philip Petkov Coordinator

Elisabeth Hedström Coordinator

Eva Bjur Coordinator

Gustav Nilsonne Coordinator

Indu Kadlac Coordinator

Inger Lundqvist Project manager

Jan-Olov Höög Professor

Jodie Guy Claesson Coordinator

Johan Lundeqvist System manager

Jonas Molander Consultant/externa personnel

Kerstin Lundin Project Manager

Kia Olsson Administrative officer

Nikolaos Volakakis, Coodinator

Paulina Mihailova Administrative officer (staff on leave)

Richard Cowburn Project Manager

Sofie Possmark Coordinator

Sophia Savage Project manager

Tamsin Lindström Coordinator

Tony Durkee Coordinator

Tove Älvemark Asp Foundation manager

Ying Zhao Coordinator (staff on leave)


Grants Management Office

Björn Kull Head of Unit

Anna Gellerstedt Administrative Officer

Anthony Forsström Administrative Officer

Applee Akter Administrative Officer

Carola Järlebrant Consultant

Dan Lennartsson Administrative Officer

Evelyn Göransson Coordinator

Ewelina Kurzcynska Administrative Officer (staff of leave)

Hannes Asplund Administrative Officer

Ida Dahlen Administrative Officer

Ida Kettley Administrative Officer

Jhon Álvarez Ahlgren Administrative Officer

Lacey Näsman Administrative Officer

Lena Vetterli Consultant/externa personnel

Lisbeth Löfstrand Administrative Officer

Maria Berglöf Stridh Administrative Officer

Maud Kårebrand Coordinator

Raja Marhri Administrative Officer

Rasa Cikanaviciute-Hernandez Administrative Officer

Tiam Bakhshandeh Administrative officer

Ylva Hultman Coordinator


Postal address: Karolinska Institutet, Faculty Office and External Relations, 171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Nobels väg 15A, KI Campus Solna

International Relations Office

The International Relations Office is involved in strategic issues, project management, contract management and information regarding internationalisation. International visits and events at management level as well as issues related to tuition fees and scholarships are coordinated by the unit.

The International Relations Office operates principally on behalf of the three operating boards, the study programme committees and the management of Karolinska Institutet.
At the unit, the KI International Strategy Committee (IS), the Board of Higher Education’s drafting committee for internationalisation and other committees are coordinated. Externally funded mobility programmes (such as the Erasmus+, the Erasmus Mundus and the Linnaeus Palme programme), investigations, and evaluations are also coordinated at the unit.

Anna-Lena Paulsson Head of unit

Albin Gaunt Project Manager

Anna Dahlerus International coordinator

Emma Hägg International coordinator

Johanna Ackemar International coordinator

Katarina Drakenberg International coordinator

Kristina Jesinkey International coordinator

Lise-Lotte Vedin International coordinator

Lotta Lundqvist International coordinator

Luni Chen Associated

Maissa Al-Adhami Coordinator

Maria Olsson Coordinator

Monika Berge International coordinator

Pernilla Witte Administrative officer

Ulla Tunkara Administrative officer

Ulrika Widegren Scientific coordinator


Postal address: Karolinska Institutet, Faculty Office and External Relations, 171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Nobels väg 6, 7th floor, KI Campus Solna