Karolinska Institutet (often translated from Swedish into English as the Karolinska Institute, the -et being a definite article, and in older texts often as the Royal Caroline Institute) is a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, and one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious medical universities.
It was founded in 1810 on Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.
Karolinska Institutet is Sweden’s third oldest medical school, after Uppsala University (founded in 1477) and Lund University (founded in 1666). According to the 2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Karolinska Institutet is ranked 32nd worldwide, 6th in Europe, and 1st in the Nordic region and according to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Karolinska Institute is ranked 11th in the world in the field of clinical medicine and pharmacology and 18th in life sciences.
Karolinska Institute research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells – June 25, 2015
- Ion pump gives the body its own pain alleviation – May 12, 2015
- Two genes linked with violent crime – October 28, 2014
- Swedish team delivers cancer breakthrough that kills cancer cells but not normal cells – May 17, 2014
- Promising results for Swedish cancer drug candidate
- Steering stem cells with magnets
- Breath study brings roadside drug testing closer
- Trackable drug-filled nanoparticles: A potential weapon against cancer
- Stem Cell-Based Bioartificial Tissues and Organs
- Nanotechnology device aims to prevent malaria deaths through rapid diagnosis
- How the common ‘cat parasite’ gets into the brain
- A First: Organs Tailor-Made With Body’s Own Cells
- Alzheimer’s Vaccine Trial a Success
- Research Breakthrough for Drugs Via the Skin: Outermost Layer of Skin Described in Detail
- Helmets inspired by brain fluid to offer better impact protection
- New Drug Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis
- Scientists claim that ‘self’ can be mentally transferred between bodies
- Drugs Tests Via Exhaled Breath