University Alliance Stockholm Trio

University Alliance Stockholm Trio

Karolinska Institutet (KI), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University (SU) have formed the Stockholm trio university alliance in order to strengthened cooperation between the three largest universities in Stockholm. The alliance aims to make better use of the potential of the three universities’ common academic environment and deepen the cooperation of the parties in different areas.

KI is one of the world’s leading medical universities. KI’s vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at KI has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Since its founding in 1827, KTH has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. KTH is Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

SU is the largest university of the three with over 33 000 students and 4500 employees. SU has identified sixteen profile areas: eight in the human sciences and eight in the natural sciences. Each area has many researchers, research environments and approaches, including a range of education programmes. Taken together, these research areas demonstrate the University’s overarching commitment to independent basic research.

Stockholm trio has three general objectives:

  • Create new conditions for developing university-wide research and education by taking advantage of a complete academic environment
  • Clarify the excellence and internationally outstanding academic environment that the parties together represent and strengthen the universities’ capacity to act jointly, regionally, nationally and internationally with the alliance cooperation as the basis
  • Coordinate and build common functions for business support in order to promote long-term conditions, professionalization and development ability

The Stockholm trio has decided to open an office in Brussels in order to be more pro-active and visible at European level.

Stockholm trio Brussels Office

The Stockholm trio is the largest receiver in the EU of funds from H2020. The office is established in order to contribute to a more strengthened participation in the EUs research, education and innovation programmes.  The office consists of one person in Brussels and one person each from the three universities based in Stockholm to secure efficient communication within the universities. The activities will mainly be:

  • Networking & information gathering
  • Proactive work in specific areas
  • Raise the profile of the Stockholm trio in Brussels
  • Interaction and communication with home organisation