The internal control function aims to ensure that Karolinska Institutet achieves its organizational goals and uses its resources in ways that fulfill its mission with high quality.
A well-functioning process for internal control is grounded in a good internal environment. The internal environment is divided into the following areas:
- Governance and management
- Risk management
- Control activities
- Follow-up and evaluation
An essential component of the internal environment is the prevention of events that negatively affect operations. Control activities aim to prevent errors from occurring and are therefore key components of risk management. Heads of department and managers of university-wide functions are responsible for maintaining secure internal governance and control within their delegated areas of responsibility. In Karolinska Institutet's annual report, the university board provides an assessment of whether the internal control process is satisfactory or has shortcomings.
The Strategic Management Office develops, manages and coordinates the internal control function at Karolinska Institutet. For support and guidance, please contact Outi Sjölund.