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Press conference: SKr 800 million for development of biotech firms

19 February, 2007 - Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet’s innovations system for the commercialisation of medical discoveries is unique in the world. We have now accumulated a total of 800 million kronor for corporate development in the biotech field. As building starts on the Karolinska Institutet Science Park in Solna, we invite the press to a conference to present our plans for the future.

New dean of MBA programs appointed at Stockholm School of Economics

12 January, 2007 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Johan Roos has been appointed the new dean of MBA programs at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). He will be taking over the position from Professor Örjan Sölvell this summer. Roos defended his dissertation on international entrepreneurship at SSE in 1989 and has worked abroad since then, including at the Wharton School, BI Norwegian School of Management, IMD and now most recently as the head of Imagination Lab Foundation in Switzerland.

New professor of health informatics appointed

20 December, 2006 - Karolinska Institutet

Björn Bergh of Germany, has been appointed Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden. He will also head the newly started Health Informative Centre in Stockholm, a collaboration between KI and Stockholm County Council.

Three environments will share 60 million for gender research in Sweden

5 December, 2006 - Vetenskapsrådet

The Universities of Uppsala, Umeå and Linköping were the winners of the call for proposals for “Centers of Gender Excellence” by the Swedish Research Council. The international panel of judges was impressed by Swedish research. The most important criterion was the groups’ potential to become leaders in the international field.

Awards for groundbreaking research on stroke

13 November, 2006 - Karolinska Institutet

This year’s Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research has been awarded to Professors Michael Hennerici, Germany, and Markku Kaste, Finland. The prize is to be bestowed at the Karolinska Stroke Update congress in Stockholm on 12-14 November 2006. A new study on thrombolysis treatment that was conducted simultaneously in 14 European countries will also be presented at the congress.

Lennart Nilsson Award for outstanding photography of the world of insects

12 October, 2006 - Karolinska Institutet

The 2006 Lennart Nilsson Award prize for scientific photography has been awarded to Satoshi Kuribayashi, a Japanese nature photographer. Mr Kuribayashi was selected as this year’s prize-winner because of the photographic techniques he pioneered to photograph the world of the insect in a new and unique method.

Doctorate in medicine at KI celebrates 100 years

8 May, 2006 - Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is to commemorate the centenary of its first doctoral conferment. The celebrations will coincide with the traditional conferment ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall on 12 May, at which this year’s honorary doctors – Professor Robert G. Edwards, Dr Philip Yeo and former Swedish Trade Union Confederation chairman Bertil Jonsson – will also be receiving their doctor’s caps.

President leaves Chalmers for Volvo

5 December, 2005 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Jan-Eric Sundgren will be leaving his position as President of Chalmers University of Technology and will be moving to AB Volvo, where he will become a member of the Executive Committee with responsibility, for contact with public authorities, universities and colleges.