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Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities. The KI vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers a wide range of medical courses and programs. KI is also proud to be the home of the selection committee for the Nobel prize in Physiology & Medicine.

In addition to being a top-ranked medical university, Karolinska Institutet offers nine competitive global master's programs taught in English. These programs have attracted a diverse student base that reflects the excellence of the world at large, the global master's programs have now succeeded in becoming a hub for future leaders and visionaries from around the world.


The Master's in Bioentrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary program tailored to students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies.

A key feature of the program is the application of knowledge in the outside world. Real-life cases are used throughout the program, including two practical placement courses at companies, authorities or other relevant organizations, in Sweden or abroad. The program provides a solid foundation for a career working with marketing, project management or business development within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.


BEACON is the alumni association of the Master’s Programme in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institutet.
Our goal is to create a strong network among current and future alumni, thereby strengthening the Bioentrepreneurship Master’s Programme as a whole. Set up as a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to establish and maintain a thriving Bioentrepreneurship community in Sweden and beyond.

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