Latest updates from the University Management
News and updates from and about the University Management of Karolinska Institutet: President, Vice President and University Director.
Annika Östman Wernerson: All of us at KI, staff and students alike, have many important things to do together
Follow what the ongoing investigation into the freezer failure in Neo will reveal. Complete the return of 80 Finnish remains. Having instructive and interesting conversations about our operational activities during the department meetings and getting a few days of recovery during the winter holiday are some of the things that are relevant for the President.
"We must dare to tackle the complex issues"
In the fall of 2023, the university management presented nine focus areas for KI's future development, major issues that affect all employees and students at KI. "Our conscious strategy has been to try to listen to and understand what Karolinska Institutet needs here and now," says President Annika Östman Wernerson.
From the president
KI's president - the kidney specialist with a passion for education
KI's president is Annika Östman Wernerson, a professor of kidney and transplant science who is equally passionate about pedagogy research. KI’s internal culture, strengthening the dialogue between management, departments, staff and students, is one of her strongest driving forces.
KI’s vice-president – the cancer researcher with the empirical mindset
KI’s vice-president is Martin Bergö, a professor of molecular medicine whose most significant discovery to date is that antioxidants can accelerate tumour growth. He aims for a research-inspired leadership, and will start by tuning into the voice of the university and channelling the collective wealth of ideas to make KI even better.
KI’s University Director Veronika Sundström: “We depend on each other to succeed”
Veronika Sundström is Karolinska Institutet’s new university director as of 17 April. Her job is to lead KI’s central administration consisting of ten offices and over 500 staff. The president, vice-president and university director together comprise the university’s senior management.