Karolinska Institutet (KI), founded in 1810, is Sweden’s only university especially focusing on biomedical sciences. In addition, KI annually awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. KI ranks as one of the world’s leading medical universities, thanks in part to the quality of its research activities, which today account for 40 per cent of all medical research in Sweden. KI has about 3700 employees (full-time equivalents), nearly two-thirds of whom are female. Some 80 per cent of KI’s income is devoted to research, distributed among some 600 research groups covering all medical fields. KI provides excellent postgraduate training with 2100 registered PhD students from around the world who are active in both basic and clinical research. Research at KI has a strong European dimension, with almost 200 project participations within the EU’s now closed Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). Of these, KI is coordinating 28 projects. KI is a major player in FP7, participating in about 190 projects including 24 as coordinator as well as 14 European Research Council Grants. KI is also the major Swedish beneficiary of funds from the National Institutes of Health in the U.S.
The Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) is comprised of a large number of top researchers and teachers in the fields of Medical Education, Medical Informatics, Medical Ethics, Clinical Management, Health Economics, Health Systems and Policy, Leadership in Healthcare, and Improvement, Implementation and Evaluation Research. The centre is now active in more than 40 national and international research projects in health informatics, eLearning, medical education, medical simulation and medical management. With its unique and translational expertise, LIME is a very strong partner in many aspects.