Karolinska Institutet was founded in Stockholm by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an "academy for the training of skilled army surgeons". Today, Karolinska Institutet is a modern medical university and one of the foremost in the world. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine1.
In 1930 the Swedish parliament decided that a new teaching hospital was to be built on Norrbacka in Solna, with its theoretical and practical functions side by side. The chief architect was Carl Westman. The hospital was named Karolinska Hospital after a proposal by Karolinska Institutet. Since 1945 Karolinska Institutet moved in its entirety from previous premises in Kungsholmen to the Norrbacka area in Solna, now KI's Solna Campus2.
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