Karolinska institutet (often translated from Swedish into English as the Karolinska Institute) is a medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area, Sweden, and one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. It was founded in 1810 on Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge south of Stockholm. Karolinska Institutet is Sweden's third oldest medical school, after Uppsala University (founded in 1477) and Lund University (founded in 1666). According to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Karolinska Institute is ranked 9th in the world in the field of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and among the first 20 universities in Life Sciences.
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