Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world´s leading medical universities, and accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden. With its close relationship to the clinical milieu KI has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education. KI has collaborative agreements with a large number of universities the world over, as well as with companies in the biomed and biotech sectors. Research at KI spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research. Research at KI is conducted in 22 departments, most of which are situated or adjacent to Stockholm’s teaching hospitals, creating ample opportunities for translational research. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at KI has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.