Ole Petter Ottersen will become the new president of Karolinska institutet (KI) in Solna, the government has decided.

Ottersen, professor of medicine, is today the president of the university of Oslo.

He begins his service on KI 1 August.

the Appointment extends to 28 February 2022.

the Choice of Ole Petter Ottersen has not been without controversy, as he also was when, as vice-chancellor of Göteborg university.

the Idea was that he would begin as president on 1 July, but then it was clear that he was proposed as rector of the Karolinska institute drew the board of directors of the university of Gothenburg back the proposal.

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