Karen Gustafsson

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Karen Gustafsson

My name is Karen Gustafsson and I currently work as an International Coordinator at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden, where I am responsible for student mobility for a number of KI’s Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes. In addition to this, I have also been involved in the implementation of KI’s action plan for internationalisation.  My role is to work towards finding ways, whether through mobility or otherwise, to see that our students are equipped to work in the international environment they will meet in their career. The challenges I meet due to the different structures, laws etc within medical education in different parts of the world,  gives me a good understanding of what the issues are, how to address them and develop solutions. This I believe would make me an asset to the Health and Welfare Education Expert Community. The EAIE is a place where professionals come together and create a platform for discussion and networking to deal with the challenges of internationlisation in higher education and it would be an honour for me to be part of this dynamic team.