Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, and one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It consists of fifty professors from various medical disciplines at the university.

Karolinska Institutet was founded in 1810 on Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.Karolinska Institutet consistently ranks among the top universities in the world on a number of prestigious ranking tables, and is currently considered the ninth best university to study medicine in the world.

Karolinska Institutet is Sweden’s third oldest medical school, after Uppsala University (founded in 1477) and Lund University (founded in 1666). Research at Karolinska Institutet accounts for more than 40% of all academic medical research in Sweden.

University highlights

  • Sweden’s only purely medical university
  • One-faculty university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences with a reputation for top quality research and innovation
  • Ranked top 50 universities globally, and the top 10 medical universities in Europe
  • Collaborations within education and research all over the world
  • Contribute to the improvement of human health
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