Standing on the shoulders of giants

It all started back in 1998 with Professors John Skår (KI), Bengt Stymne (SSE), and Claes Gustafsson (KTH) envisioning a cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship education initiative for universities in Stockholm.

The initiative’s prime directive? To develop and coordinate existing academic activities and resources under a unified banner of entrepreneurship.

A generous donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation allowed the school to firmly establish itself as an independent organisation in August 1998. This was followed by a further donation from the foundation in 2002, which made it possible for Konstfack to become the fourth member institution. In 2009 Stockholm University joined as the fifth member institution, resulting in the constellation of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship that exists today.

Today, the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship is proudly founded by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) to develop an integrated learning syllabus of curricular and extra-curricular activities to meet the demands of students, faculty, alumni, founders and industry.

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of Europe’s most renowned medical universities. It is also Sweden’s largest centre for medical training and research, accounting for 30 percent of medical training and 40 percent of medical academic research conducted nationwide. Its mission is to improve the health of mankind through research, education and information.

KI was founded in 1810 on the initiative of King Karl XIII. Confirmation of the standing of KI in the natural scientific field came in 1895, when Alfred Nobel appointed the Institute to decide who was to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This work has since afforded KI a broad contact network within the medical scientific community.

Aside from research opportunities, Karolinska Institutet currently offers 19 training programs and numerous further education and independent courses in the field of medicine. It also houses Sweden’s largest medical library and the country’s national resource library for medicine, odontology and care sciences.


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