Ethics Council

The President has established an Ethics Council at KI in accordance with the decision of the University board.

The Council is chaired by the Scientific Representative at KI. Other members, of whom half shall be KI employees, the other half external members, shall be appointed by the president for a fixed term. In total, there are between seven and nine members.

Assignment of the Ethics Council

  • ensure that a discussion about ethics is taking place within KI, primarily research ethics and medical ethics,
  • be a body of knowledge and stay informed about development in the field internationally and nationally,
  • ensure that KI's handling of ethical issues is in line with the values ​​of the surrounding society and those within KI, or what should be the values within KI.

Within the framework of the assignment, the Ethics Council decides which issues to address. The president may, however, request the Ethics Council's opinion on matters of a general nature.

Brief presentation of the of the Ethics Council members

Sven Erik Brodd
Professor Emeritus in Church Studies, former Dean at the Faculty of Theology and Deputy Vice President of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University

Krister Bykvist
Professor of Practical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University

Katarina Cvek
MSc PhD, Coordinator of experimental animals issues at the Department of Clinical Sciences, SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Claes Frostell (Chairman)
Scientific representative at Karolinska Institutet and professor at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital

Anna Mia Ekström
Professor of Global Infection Epidemiology at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, and Senior Physician in Infection Medicine

Gert Helgesson
Professor of Medical Ethics at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics and the Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics, Karolinska Institutet

Per Ljungman
Professor Emeritus in Hematology, Karolinska Institutet and Chief Physician in Cell Therapy and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

Jane Reichel
Professor in Administrative Law at the Department of Law, Stockholm University

Niklas Rådström
Author, professor emeritus in storytelling at Stockholm Academy of the Arts, and professor in creative writing at Linnaeus University

Anders Ekbom
Professor of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet (adjunct member)

Tea Genberg
Student representative (Medical Students' Union)

Firas Ammar
Student representative (Dental Students' Association)

Upcoming and previous seminars

KI's Ethics Council regularly arranges seminars on the topic of ethics. The seminars are aimed at KI's students, employees and the interested public.


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