Karolinska Institutet





Karolinska Institutet [KI] was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an "academy for the training of skilled army surgeons". Today, the Institutet, with over 6000 students, is a one-faculty university dedicated solely to the medical and health sciences.

KI accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden, and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

The university incorporates an interactive teaching model that emphasises informal and close contact with teachers and facilitates the active participation of students. While most of the medical programs are taught in Swedish, the bulk of the Ph.D. projects are conducted in English. Its Global Master's Programmes and one Bachelor's programme are taught entirely in English.

The Karolinska University Hospital, located in Solna and Huddinge, is associated with the university as a research and teaching hospital. Together they form an academic health science centre.

KI is consistently ranked in the top 50 universities globally, and the top 10 medical universities in Europe.

Courses offered through English