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Building Bridges - between yesterday and tomorrow. May 13th - 15th 2014, Stockholm

Introduction | Programme | Getting There | Welcome Reception | At the Conference | About Stockholm

Venue/Date: Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, May 13-15, 2014

Organized by Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, Universell and the LINK network.

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The Karolinska Institutet

New arenas for learning, digitalization of learning environments, and new expectations and demands in the surrounding society mean new challenges and possibilities. What can we bring with us from previous work and experiences into a constantly changing future? How can universities develop accessibility and pedagogical methods and tools to remove obstacles, while at the same time supporting students’ independence in higher education - and in the transition to work? This conference hopes to provide a forum to share knowledge, good practices and inspiration for new initiatives for inclusive learning environments.

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The programme will seek to address the following topics:

IT, learning platforms & apps (applications) useful in university studies

Exams/examinations, assessments and written assignments – good examples of development of more inclusive ways to do it

Mentorships in HE and in the transition to work/the working life

Guidance for the development of autonomy in HE and in the transition to work

Professionalization for coordinators/disability services personnel within HE

Research and surveys

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Practical Participant Information


Travel to and from the Airport

By bus: A bus runs directly from Arlanda airport to the conference venue Karolinska Institutet, and also in the other direction - directly from Karolinska Institutet to Arlanda airport. Choose the Route: Arlanda to/from Liljeholmen, and get off at the stop Karolinska Institutet. The trip takes about 35 Minutes. Info and tickets can be found here:

By train: There is also a possibility to take the Arlanda Express Train: It takes about 20 minutes to the City Central Station.

From the Central Station to Karolinska it takes about 10 minutes with taxi, or you can take the City bus number 3; see information below about buses in Stockholm.

City bus

In order to travel with bus/metro (SL Services) in Stockholm you will need a ticket beforehand. Note that it is not possible to purchase tickets onboard the buses. Nearly all tickets are loaded on an SL Access Card, which is an electronic smart card. You need to pay a fee of 20 SEK for the card itself, but you can re-use your card at future visits to Stockholm. Tickets and travel cards are sold via the SL agents which are the kioskes called “Pressbyrån” found at all metro stations, at the SL Centers of which you find several at the Central Station, and at metro and commuter train stations. There are also ticket machines at most Metro and commuter railway stations, as well as in a number of other locations. There are single use travel cards with zone tickets valid for 1 or 2 hours depending on how many zones you travel in. There are also single use travel cards for 24 or 72 hours. If you are just using the Stockholm buses or metro for a trip or two, the single use travel cards are perfect for you.

Finding your way to the City Hall

Stockholm City Hall is situated on the island Kungsholmen in the center of Stockholm. The City Hall address is Ragnar Östbergs plan 1, and it on is a 10 minutes’ walk distance from the Stockholm Central Station, see the attached link:,+Stockholm&hl=sv&ie=UTF8&ll=59.32775,18.053348&spn=0.009753,0.027874&sll=59.496005,18.294675&sspn=2.484709,7.13562&oq=ragnar+%C3%B6&hnear=Ragnar+%C3%96stbergs+plan&t=m&z=16

By bus: If you want to go there by Bus, you can grab bus number 3 or bus 62, which stops right in front of the City Hall at “Hantverkargatan 1”, where the bus stop is called “Stadshuset”, which translates the City Hall.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Rådhuset” (the blue line), and it takes about 5 minutes to walk from Rådhuset to the City Hall.

Parking: If you come by car, the closest visitor’s parking is on Norr Mälarstrand. Accessible parking for people with disabilities is located at Ragnar Östbergs plan 1-5 on the west side of the City Hall.

Finding your way to the Conference venue

The conference venue is the Erling Persson Hall in the Aula Medica building of Karolinska Institutet, Campus Solna. The address is: Nobels väg 6. It’s possible to take bus number 3 towards “Karolinska sjukhuset” (but you get off at the stop: Karolinska institutet) or Metro green line 19 towards “Hässelby strand” (stop: S:t Eriksplan) and take a 20 minutes walk from there with the help of a city map.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday the 13th of May we are delighted to welcome you to a Welcome Reception at the Stockholm City Hall, hosted by the City of Stockholm. Please see to that you are there at 18.40, at the latest, to receive your entrance ticket. Please note that the door will close and lock at exactly 19.00. It will be served drinks and a buffé, and the event will last for about one and a half - 2 hours. There are no particular dress codes at this event.

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At the conference

Food and drink

Coffees, food and beverage served during the conference are included and free for all registered participants. Wednesday afternoon, drinks and canapés are served in the Galleria outside the Aula, (also free for all registered participants).

Note that there is no dinner included in the program on Wednesday night. Here are some suggestions and recommended restaurants:


We want to ensure that everyone can participate in our conference. Therefore the conference will also be speed texting interpreted. Participants can also receive the material available electronically in advance if need be.

Parallell Seminars

There will be an overview of the seminars in the conference folder you will receive in the morning of the 14th of May. Information about where the seminars will take place will also be found in the updated conference program.

Want to see Stockholm?

What can I do in my free time? Sightseeing and recommended restaurants

We have a busy program during the conference. However, there are no organized arrangements for Wednesday evening. We would warmly recommend a walk and stroll around the island of “Skeppsholmen”, situated in central Stockholm, and easily found on any Stockholm map. There you can also find two good restaurants to have a drink outside or a dinner: “Restaurang Hjerta” och “Hotel Skeppsholmen” – both warmly recommended but maybe a little bit on the expensive side.

Please visit the following links to see what is recommended to do in Stockholm:

Conference Material

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