At Campus Flemingsberg, nearly 20,000 students study a wide range of subjects, from medical technology and healthcare, to humanities, police training, and music education. It is a place full of knowledge where the foundations of the future society are being laid, and after a pause of three years, the campus day is finally back. It’s a day when students and professionals gather at Campus Flemingsberg to kick off the autumn semester together.
The Campus Day was initiated in 2018 as an effort to unite the various educational institutions and businesses at Campus Flemingsberg. It is a day filled with activities, free lunches, musical performances, and inspiring speeches. On this occasion five universities, an art school, and a high school interacts.
– We want to demonstrate that this is a vibrant campus, says Helena Strömstedt, project manager for Campus Day 2023.
A Multidisciplinary Academic Environment and Meeting Place
However, Campus Flemingsberg is much more than just a venue for Campus Days. As the eighth-largest campus in Sweden, it offers an impressive array of educational programs and research fields, including medicine, technology, humanities, and social sciences. It serves as a dynamic meeting place where students, researchers, businesses, and community actors come together. When Pernilla Boström, COO at Flemingsberg Science, is asked what makes Campus Flemingsberg so special, she responds:
– Campus Flemingsberg has close ties to the business world and community organizations, allowing students and researchers to network and collaborate even during their education. This unique collaboration provides opportunities to translate knowledge and research findings into practical applications, contributing to the development of a strong knowledge base in various industries and fields.
A Knowledge Factory for Sustainable Societal Development
In line with what Pernilla mentions, a closer look at Campus Flemingsberg reveals a place where knowledge intersect. Last year, 3,191 individuals graduated from the Karolinska Institutet, known for its world-leading research. Additionally, 1,746 people graduated from Södertörn University in subjects related to humanities and social sciences. The Red Cross University trained 434 nurses and specialist nurses, while KTH contributed 120 graduates, and SMI with 11. Moreover, the campus also constitutes a vital hub for a growing business cluster.
– Here, competent and innovative individuals are educated and developed, capable of contributing to a sustainable and successful societal development, says Pernilla Boström.
Pernilla also explain that Campus Flemingsberg acts as a catalyst for progress and change, as it invests in education and research in crucial areas such as health, technology, and sustainability. In conclusion, it can be asserted that Campus Flemingsberg is a significant knowledge factory, where knowledge is not only transmitted but actively contributes to shaping the future society.
Institutions on Campus:
Idun Lovén Art School: The instruction is shaped by an educational approach rooted in the artistic expertise and experiences of the instructors.
Karolinska Institutet: Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities.
KTH: Since its inception in 1827, KTH has evolved into one of the leading technical universities in Europe.
Red Cross University: With a focus on humanity and a global perspective on nursing and health.
SMI: Stockholm Music Pedagogical Institute (SMI) is a college specializing in pedagogical education.
Södertörn University: Offers approximately 70 programs and 250 courses, with education and research in the fields of humanities, social sciences, technology, and natural sciences.
Widerströmska Gymnasiet: Widerströmska Gymnasiet is a municipal high school with a focus on Life Science.