International collaborative agreements

International collaboration agreements are signed at different levels at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in accordance with the President´s decision-making procedures and delegation rules at KI.

Agreements on different levels

The president decides on general agreements with universities, industry or other organisations, or agreements that are of particular strategic importance to KI. Proposals for new university-wide collaborations with foreign universities and organisations are usually prepared through the internationalisation advisory board.

To consider new collaboration agreements, the proposal needs to be prepared from different perspectives and a number of questions should be answered in order to provide information on the possible added value of a cooperation agreement. Important aspects are benefits, risks and ethical issues, commitments, rights, anchoring, costs and administration.

The Academic Vice President for Higher Education decides on international agreements on student exchange at programme level and on concluding agreement with Swedish or foreign higher education institutions regarding education leading to dual, multiple or joint degrees at bachelor and master's level.

The Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education decides to enter university-wide agreements about collaboration in doctoral education with Swedish and foreign higher education institutions including agreements leading to dual, multiple or joint doctoral degrees.

For information and advice for contracts/agreements regarding individual research projects/studies you will find more information on Legal issues, Compliance & Ethics. For questions, please contact Legal office.


University-wide collaborations and collaborations in doctoral education

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Mia Bjerke

International coordinator
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Lotta Lundqvist

International Coordinator
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Lise-Lotte Vedin

International Coordinator

Collaboration in education

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Emma Hägg

International Coordinator

Erasmus agreements at departmental level for teacher exchange and/or doctoral student exchange

Kristina Jesinkey

International Coordinator
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