The Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University have formed a Stockholm university alliance and will establish a joint office in Brussels.
The three academic institutions seek to develop and promote the international research and education environment of the Stockholm region in the capital of Europe.
Director Dan Andrée is now in the process of establishing the new office. After 23 years working in the city, Andrée is a veteran of the EU scene and has worked at the European Commission, Vinnova, and with many EU research programmes including Horizon Europa.
“Everyone wants to be in Brussels,” he says. “Companies, individual operators, government agencies, and Higher Education Institutions in particular.”
He extolled the benefit of being part of a European research context in Brussels, as well as the importance of being able to influence the EU agenda.
“It promises to be really exciting and there are excellent conditions for Stockholm trio there,” he says.