Karolinska Institutet

country rank  9
world rank  487

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University Overview

Established in 1861, Karolinska Institutet (Karolinska Institute) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Stockholm (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Stockholm County. Officially recognized by the Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige (Ministry of Education and Research of Sweden), Karolinska Institutet (KI) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Swedish higher education institution. Karolinska Institutet (KI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. KI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Karolinska Institute
Acronym KI
Founded 1861 Origins date back to 1810 as Carolinska Medico Chirurgiska institutet
Motto Att förbättra människors hälsa
To improve human health
Colours KI plum

University Location

171 77 Stockholm County
Tel +46 (8) 5248 6400
Fax +46 (8) 311 101

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Karolinska Institutet's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Institutional Accreditation

Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Swedish Higher Education Authority (SHEA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • League of European Research Universities (LERU)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021