By Xuefei Chen Axelsson
STOCKHOLM, Sept. 20(Greenpost) – A group of shooting crew from Guangzhou Media Delegation has interviewed Maria Masucci, Vice Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet and Ingmar Enberg, Professor in Infection and Cancer on Wednesday.
The delegation TV crew interviewed Vice Chancellor Maria Masucci at her office in the new Aula building beside the old buildings. The spectacular building itself is already a great scene worthy of an intensive examination.
When she was asked about why Karolinska Institutet was chosen to issue Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Masucci said it was Alfred Nobel’s will to give this task to KI. At the beginning it was all the professors who participated in the Nobel Assembly, but later it was limited to 50 professors even though KI now has over 400 professors.
Talking about her experience of contacting with China, Masucci said that she still remember the first Chinese student who studied at Karolinska Institutet in the 1970s. Now over 400 Chinese PhDs and Masters have graduated from Karolinska Institutet. And more and more Chinese students are coming to study at KI.
“I think the Chinese government has been very wise to invest more in scientific research. It has been fantastic happening and a lot of progress has been made and a lot of students have been trained in China,” said Masucci.
She said she has been to China many times and even stayed in Guangzhou for a month long time ago.
Talking about innovation in KI, Masucci said that they have been trying to be innovative both in terms of teaching and in terms of research which was done always based on evidence.
She also mentioned Chinese medicine research in collaboration with KI.
The media crew also interviewed Professor Ingmar Enberg who is an expert in man’s infection and cancer at KI.
He said he had been contacting China for over 40 years and due to his great efforts, he was awarded as Ambassador between China and Sweden。
“Now China and Sweden cooperate more closely and mutually while in the 1970s, it was really a relation between a developed country and a developing country. China has seen great progress since mid 1990s due to the overseas students going back to China.”
KI is a university that does research on the one side and the other side is KI hospital. So the research and clinic has close connection.
Luna Zhang, Executive Director and General Manager of Rongtai Investment AB and Lifu Hu, tumour expert at Karolinska Institutet accompanied the Guangzhou Media delegation to visit Karolinska Institutet and arranged the interviews.
Photo and Text by Xuefei Chen Axelsson