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1 Karolinska Institutet A leading medical university A general presentation – 2010

2 Karolinska Institutet a medical university Dedicated to improving people’s health through research and higher education

3 Karolinska Institutet has a vision “KI aims to be a world leading medical university and the Nordic region’s foremost innovation centre in the life sciences, and as such, constitute an important driving force for the development of the country and the Stockholm region.”

4 The largest centre for medical education and research in Sweden

5 Karolinska Institutet is situated in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden

6 Danderyd Hospital KI Campus Huddinge and Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge KI Campus Solna and Karolinska University Hospital, Solna Four main campuses in Stockholm Stockholm South General Hospital

7 The home of the Nobel Prize In keeping with Alfred Nobel’s testament, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi receives the Nobel Prize from the hand of King Carl XVI Gustaf. © The Nobel Foundation 2008, photo: Hans Mehlin

8 Five of eight Swedish Nobel Prize Laureates in Physiology or Medicine are from Karolinska Institutet 1955 Hugo Theorell the oxidation enzymes 1967 Ragnar Granit the visual processes 1970 Ulf von Euler noradrenaline 1982 Sune Bergström & Bengt Samuelsson prostaglandins

9 A brief history – 200 years 2010  From a school of army surgeons to a medical university  War and cholera led to the royal decree to establish a ”college for the corps of field surgeons” in 1810

10 Traditions and innovations  SR – sedimentation rate  Purification of insulin and heparin  Sulphasalazin  Antibodies from plasma cells  Seldinger catheter  Pacemaker  Gamma knife  Growth hormones Nanna Svartz, the first female professor at Karolinska Institutet 1937-1957, developed one of the first anti-inflammatory drugs for rheumatoid arthritis A few examples of our important research achievements

11 Research and education – from molecule to patient  22 departments  3,900 employees  1,500 researchers/teachers of which 328 are professors  2,000 doctoral students  5,600 undergraduate and master students (full-time)

12 Organisation 22 departments carrying out research and education University Board Board of Higher Education Board of Doctoral Education Board of Research Councils and Committees University Administration University Library Karolinska Institutet Holding AB President (Internal audit ) IA

13 The Stockholms Academic Healthcare System

14 Research funding accounts for 83 per cent of Karolinska Institutet’s total income

15 15 Research revenue 2009 total SEK: 4,057 million (2008: 3,586 million)

16  Cancer  Circulation and respiration  Endocrinology and metabolism  Infection  Inflammation and immunology  Neuroscience  Public and international health  Reproduction, growth and development  Tissue and motion Fields of research

17 Nationally funded Centres of Excellence (Linné)  Centre of Excellence in Developmental Biology for Regenerative Medicine  STARGET – a cancer research network  Center for Research on Inflammation and Cadiovascular Disease, CERIC  The Human Regenerative Map  Linné Centre for Prevention of Breast and Prostate Cancer

18 Other nationally funded Centres of Excellence  Aging Research Centre  Centre for Allergy Research  Centre for Health Equity Studies  Centre for Infectious Medicine  Stockholm Brain Institute  Strategic Research Centre for Studies of Integrative Recognition in the Immune System  Structural Genomics Consortium  Swedish Brain Power

19 Scientific articles 2009 About 3,500 original articles and other 1,000 publications were written by researchers at Karolinska Institutet

20 Strong Research Potentials  Translational research  Epidemiological research  Cell therapies (e.g. stem cell research)

21 Strong Research Potentials Translational Research Basic research and clinical research come together

22 Strong Research Potentials Epidemiology  Biobanks  The Swedish database on twins  Medical informatics

23  Cell therapy and transplantation medicine  International leadership in developmental biology  Embryonic stem cell lines Strong Research Potentials Advanced stem cell research

24 Doctoral Education Allows  the more in-depth study of your chosen subject  the exchange of ideas with world- leading researchers  international exchanges Entails  your own project, conducted within an established research group  supervision by senior researchers  theoretical studies – a wide range of doctoral-level courses Leads to  A Licentiate or Doctoral degree Doctoral students 2009: 2 028 (61 % female, 39 % male)

25 Higher Education in Sweden  Free of charge for all students  Students have a right to financial support through loans and grants  Resources are assigned in proportion to the performance of the students and to the number of students admitted to each course

26 Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet  Undergraduate programmes (Bachelor’s/first-cycle education)  Advanced programmes (Master’s/second-cycle education)  Specialist nursing programmes  Single-subject courses  Contract education

27 Educational strengths at Karolinska Institutet  Early patient contact  Education in strong research environments  Clinical knowledge centres and clinical education wards  A broad selection of international exchange programmes

28 Undergraduate Study Programmes  Audiology, 3 years  Biomedical laboratory science, 3 years  Biomedicine, 3 years  Dental Hygiene, 2 years  Dental Technology, 3 years  Dentistry, 5 years  Medicine, 5 ½ years  Nursing, 3 years  Occupational therapy, 3 years  Optometry, 3 years  Physiotherapy, 3 years  Psychology, 5 years  Public Health Sciences, 3 years  Radiography, 3 years  Speech and language Pathology, 4 years

29 Advanced Programmes  Midwifery, 1 ½ year  Odontology prophylaxis, 1 year  Psychotherapy, 1 ½ year  Specialist Nursing, 1-1 ¼ year Master’s programmes, 1 year  Diagnostic cytology  Global Health  Clinical Optometry Master’s programmes, 2 years  Bioentrepreneurship  Biomedicine  Public Health Sciences  Clinical Medical Sciences  Toxicology  Health Informatics

30 Karolinska Institutet University Library - has premises in Huddinge and Solna -visited by an average of 3,000 people a day -arranges access to over 10,000 journals and periodicals, about 100 databases and a large number of e-books The mission of the university library is to: - support scientific communication - support the learning process - manage scientific information resources - provide a forum for study, dialogue and networking The largest medical library in the Nordic countries

31 Collaboration for knowledge transfer and growth  The health care sector  Authorities  Other universities and organizations  Industry  The school sector  The public

32 Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB - from brains to business  Promotes the results of biomedical research to be developed into new products and applications  Provides the means for researchers to develop their research results commercially  Offer project management, funding for patent protection, legal advice and business development  Allows researchers access to an extensive network of contacts within the international pharmaceutical industry

33 Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB  Reviewed more that 1 100 academic inventions  More than 40 companies formed since 1996  35 license agreements concluded  Has patented about 100 inventions  30 development project in pipeline

34 Karolinska Institutet Science Park  More than 50 companies located in Solna and Flemingsberg  An important part of KI's innovation system  Provides premises to newly formed as well as mature companies  Offers networks, seminars, premises and services  Contributes to promoting KI's competitiveness and supports knowledge exchange between KI and the community  Owned by Karolinska Institutet through Karolinska Institutet Holding AB

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