About Karolinska Institutet Housing AB
Our mission is to offer international researchers and students a first place to stay during their first time of research and study at Karolinska Institutet. KI Housing does not own any of the housing areas or buildings but contracts are always signed between KI Housing and the student/guest researcher.
The company was founded in 1994 by Stiftelsen Vetenskapsstaden (The Science City Foundation) under the name Vetenskapsstaden International Center (VIC). The main purpose for VIC was to offer accommodation to foreign guest researchers and students at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm School of Economics.
Karolinska Institutet Holding acquired Vetenskapsstaden International Center in early 2004 and the name changed to University Accommodation Center.
Since 2012 we are Karolinska Institutet Housing AB (KI Housing) and our mission is to help international researchers and students to find suitable accommodation during their first time of research and study at Karolinska Institutet.
In the beginning, VIC administered 100 apartments and today KI Housing provides around 365 rooms and apartments in several areas of Stockholm. Our ambition is to create a new, attractive and vibrant Residence for international students and researchers with 400 apartments and rooms on KI campus in Solna, where the tenants can gather for spontaneous meetings and get-togethers.
During this 20-year period we have had more than 10 000 students and guest researchers staying with us and we count people from over 100 countries among our former and present tenants.
It is, and has always been, our goal to give a warm welcome to our guests, and to provide good service throughout a tenant’s stay!
The KI Housing board
Managing Director – KI Housing
Members of the board
Lennart Ilke – Facility Director, KI
Staffan Ström – Advisor, Akademihotellet AB
Clara Brandkvist – MD
Adjunct to the board
Jonny Greinsmark – Controller, KI Holding AB