- THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 38
Student Services and Facilities
- There is no official limitation on the number of hours international students may work whilst studying in Sweden.
- The Office for Students with Disabilities coordinates practical and financial support measures for students with disabilities.
- The Student Health Centre offers medical and psychological advice and support, as well as informative health-related workshops throughout the year.
- The Students’ Union arranges social activities including team sports, choir and theatre groups.
- It represents students in matters such as educational development, international collaboration and social matters.
- There are two Student Unions at the university: the Medical Students’ Union and the Dental Students’ Union.
- Karolinska Institutet is a leading medical school and the only university in Sweden to specialise in medicine.
- It was founded in 1810 by King Karl XIII as an academy for the training of skilled army surgeons.
- In 1901, Alfred Nobel appointed the university to select the Nobel laureates in Physiology and Medicine.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Jan-Åke Gustafsson – Swedish scientist and professor in Biology, Biochemistry and Medical Nutrition.
- Bengt Westerberg – politician.
- Torsten Wiesel – neurophysiologist; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1981.
- Tomas Hökfelt – physician and former professor in histology.
- Klas Kärre – professor of molecular immunology.
- Hamisi Kigwangalla – Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Nzega constituency.
- Rebecka Liljeberg – actress.
- Lars Leksell – physician and professor of neurosurgery; inventor of radiosurgery.
- Ulf von Euler – physiologist and pharmacologist; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1970.
- Henrik Sjögren – ophthalmologist.
- Sune Bergström – biochemist; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1982.
- Sven Ivar Seldinger – radiologist.
- Hugo Theorell – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1955.
- Tomas Lindahl – scientist specialising in cancer research.
- Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson – former president of Karolinska Institutet.
Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden