Faculty Office and International 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 Management, Faculty Board and Committees. The tasks involve handling of cases, preparation of strategies and conduction of investigations.

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 three units:

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


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

Viktoria Svensson 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)

Charlotte Karlsson Hernandez Administrative officer

Christina Joos Administrative officer

Klara Regnö Coordinator

Kristina Ullgren Coordinator

Lena Atterwall Coordinator

Malin Öhrman Administrative officer

Maria Bengtsson Administrative officer

Maya Petrén Coordinator

Philip Malmgren Administrative officer

Renita Sörensdotter Coordinator

Susanne Maxeem Department administrator

Ulrika Helldén Coordinator (staff on leave)


Postal address: Karolinska Institutet, Faculty Office and International Relations, 171 77 Stockholm
Visiting address: Nobels väg 6, 7th floor, 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 Coordinator

Katarina Drakenberg International coordinator

Kristina Jesinkey International coordinator

Lise-Lotte Vedin International coordinator

Lotta Lundqvist International coordinator

Luni Chen Other

Maissa Al-Adhami International coordinator (staff on leave)

Maria Olsson Coordinator

Monika Berge International coordinator

Pernilla Witte Administrative officer

Ulla Tunkara Administrative officer

Ulrika Widegren Scientific coordinator

Ylva Olsson Project manager


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