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Karolinska University Hospital is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Together with the world-renowned Karolinska Institutet (KI), we are at the forefront of medical breakthroughs with the aim of knowing more tomorrow than we know today.

Read more about our Board of Directors and our Management team


Karolinska University Hospital dates back to 1932 when the construction of the former Karolinska Hospital began.


Our sustainability work is a matter of improved well-being of our employees and improved quality of care.

With a number six ranking, Karolinska University Hospital reaches its highest result yet in Newsweek Magazine’s ranking ”World´s Best Hospitals 2023”. Karolinska is ranked highest of all European hospitals.

Once again, Karolinska University hospital delivered a world-class result. During last year, the hospital got rid of 82 of 88 waiting lists and outpatient numbers increased by 10 percent. 94 percent of patients rated their hospital visit as ’Good’ or ’Very good’.

For the second year, Newsweek has produced a list of the hospitals that makes the best use of the most advanced technology in healthcare. Karolinska University Hospital ranks # 9 in Newsweek's survey "World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023"

Our values - responsibility, compassion and holistic approach - guide us in our every day work.

Karolinska University Hospital (Karolinska) and the university Karolinska Institutet (KI) have different roles, which might be perceived as confusing.

Karolinska University Hospital is one hospital with two locations, Karolinska Huddinge and Karolinska Solna. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Karolinska University Hospital in numbers

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