At April14th I was engaged for four years as head of the Institute. The previous year has been a special one. Nonetheless, I have received a fantastic support from very many at K2. I am very grateful for that! Special thanks to Eystein who has been the acting head of the institute the last 12 months. He has done a great job. The fact that he at the same time also applied and got an EU grant as a coordinator makes his effort even greater. K2 is facing several challenges ahead. Reorganization of the institute, a new strategy for K2, and the economical status should me mentioned. Also the implementation of the new curriculum for the medical students and the efforts to obtain external funding for research are important tasks ahead. However, knowing how many great people there are at K2, I am very confident that we will make I together.