The University

The Oscar Prize

On September 5, 1877, the first of the three days the University devoted to celebrating its 400th Anniversary, King Oscar II signed a deed of gift donating 40,000 crowns to the University. He did so as a token of his feelings for what the University had accomplished in the cultivation of science in Sweden.

The annual yield was to fund a prize for a young scientist at Uppsala University, to someone whose scientific writing is the most deserving and offers the greatest promise of continued academic writings at the University.

The University Board selects the recipient of the prize, which is awarded at the Winter Conferment Ceremony.

Previous recipients of the Oscar Prize:

  • 2016:  Terje Falck-Ytter and Jonathan Scragg
  • 2015:  Josef Pallas and Tove Fall
  • 2014:  Christian Benedict and Steffi Burchardt
  • 2013:  Linda Wedlin and Philipp Rümmer
  • 2012:  David Håkansson and Joel Samuelsson
  • 2011:  Karin Brocki and Albert Mihranyan
  • 2010:  Anna-Karin Olsson and Fredrik Palm
  • 2009:  Oleg Kandukhov and Petri Laukka
  • 2008:  Mikael Alm and Mathias Hallberg
  • 2007:  Eleonor Alhager and Wendelin Reich
  • 2006:  Petra Jönsson and Anders Tengholm
  • 2005:  Leelo Keevallik and Neil Price
  • 2004:  Eva Mörk and Anna Qvarnström
  • 2003:  Petter Asp and Tobias Ekholm
  • 2002:  Mats Larhed and Christian Sundberg
  • 2001:  Mats Eriksson and Maria Strömme
  • 2000:  Igor Abrikosov and Torbjörn Andersson
  • 1999:  Hans Ellegren and Maria Ågren
  • 1998:  Peter Juslin and Mikael Stenmark
  • 1997:  Ian Cameron and Kurt Otto
  • 1996:  Claes Ahlund and Håkan Melhus
  • 1995:  Pehr G. Andersson and Mats Ekström
  • 1994:  Stefan Brink and Anders Nilsson
  • 1993:  Mats Karlsson and Lars Sundström
  • 1992:  Cristina Grenholm and Peter Lindblad
  • 1991:  Bert Lehrberg and Ruud Weijermars
  • 1990:  Jonas Nycander and Johan Svedjedal
  • 1989:  Christer Betsholtz and Mats Morell
  • 1988:  Henrik Egnéll and Kersti Hesmansson
  • 1987:  Uli Hacksell and Kent Larsson
  • 1986:  Berit Hagekull and Kaj Århem
  • 1985:  Sture Bergström and Bengt Långström
  • 1984:  Carl-Henrik Heldin and Kenneth Söderhäll
  • 1983:  Mehari Gebre-Medhin and Nils Mårtensson.
  • 1982:  Ted Ebendal and Jan Fredrik Kindstrand
  • 1981:  Arne Andersson and Peter Stilbs
  • 1980:  Anders Hultgård and Christer Wahlberg
  • 1979:  Alf Claesson and Lennart Lundqvist
  • 1978:  Bengt Landgren and Leif Tibell
  • 1977:  Sten Eklund and Jarl Hemberg
  • 1976:  Nils Jareborg and Olof Vingsbo
  • 1975:  Tore Frängsmyr and Lars-Gustav Lundin
  • 1974:  Birger Bergh and Torgny Unestam
  • 1973:  Anders Jeffner and Tore Sigeman
  • 1972:  Bror Strandberg
  • 1971:  Leif Lewin
  • 1970:  Lars Erik Ahlsson and Thure Stenström
  • 1969:  Karl Gustav Jöreskog and Bengt Rosén
  • 1968:  Anders Bill and Lennart Åqvist
  • 1967:  Utdelades ej
  • 1966:  Utdelades ej
  • 1965:  Torvard C. Laurent and Marianne Rasmuson
  • 1964:  Sture Brunnsåker and Frithiof Rundgren
  • 1963:  Gunnar Boklund and Bo Hellman
  • 1962:  Karl-Erik Fichtelius and Bo Malmström
  • 1961:  Erik Anners and Bertil Gärtner
  • 1960:  Rudolf Zeitler
  • 1959:  Bengt Kihlman and Karl Johan Öbrink
  • 1958:  Per Gustaf Hamberg
  • 1957:  Józef Trypucko
  • 1956:  Svante Bergström and Helmer Ringgren
  • 1955:  Sören Halldén
  • 1954:  Lennart Breitholz and Markus Båth
  • 1953:  Arne Frantzell and Sven Göransson
  • 1952:  Sven Ulric Palme
  • 1951:  Lennart Carlesson
  • 1950:  Olle Snellman and Olof Zetterholm
  • 1949:  Gunnar Hoppe and Olof Mellander
  • 1948:  Arne Furumark and Nils Hylander
  • 1947:  Ingemar Hedenius and Nils Törnblom
  • 1946:  Torsten Krokström and Åke Åkerström
  • 1945:  Nils Fries and Ruben Josefson
  • 1944:  Dag Norberg and Einar Stenhagen
  • 1943:  Åke Wallenquist
  • 1942:  Torvald Höjer and Gösta Jägersten
  • 1941:  Filip Hjulström and Gösta Säflund
  • 1940:  Bengt Edlén and Valter Jansson
  • 1939:  Birger Bohlin
  • 1938:  Erik Hallén and Ivar Modéer
  • 1937:  Sven Blomgren and Douglas Melin
  • 1936:  Jan-Eric Almquist and Georg Landberg
  • 1935:  Einar Gjerstad
  • 1934:  John Axel Nannfeldt and Gunnar Westin
  • 1933:  Gunnar Dahlberg
  • 1932:  Carl Schalén and Johannes Wallenberg
  • 1931:  Herbert Tingsten
  • 1930:  Hilding Köhler and Hugo Odeberg
  • 1929:  Ivar Waller
  • 1928:  John Holmberg
  • 1927:  Henrik Cornell and Knut Lundmark
  • 1926:  H.S. Nyberg and Ivar Waller
  • 1925:  Hugo Osvald and Einar Tegen
  • 1924:  Erik Noréen and Nils Zeilon
  • 1923:  Torsten Carleman and Jarl Charpentier
  • 1922:  Bertil Lindblad
  • 1921:  Nils Åberg
  • 1920:  Gustaf Thörnell and Nils Zeilon
  • 1919:  Emanuel Linderholm and Sven Odén
  • 1918:  Gunnar Rexius
  • 1917:  Gunnar Rudberg and Knut Westman
  • 1916:  Johannes Lindblom and Nils von Hofsten
  • 1915:  August Hahr and Carl Skottsberg
  • 1914:  Johan Mortensen and Percy Quensel
  • 1913:  Herman Lundborg
  • 1912:  Gustaf Aulén and Martin Lamm
  • 1911:  Håkan Sjögren and Hugo von Zeipel
  • 1910:  Einar Löfstedt
  • 1909:  Sidney Alrutz
  • 1908:  Erik Staaff and The Svedberg
  • 1907:  Gustaf Göthlin and Axel Hägerström
  • 1906:  Elsa Eschelsson and Bengt Hesselman
  • 1905:  Ragnar Friberger and Hugo von Zeipel
  • 1904:  Tore Torbiörnsson
  • 1903:  Otto von Friesen and Fredrik Zachrisson
  • 1902:  Frans von Schèele and Carl Wiman
  • 1901:  Tore Almén and Erik Björkman
  • 1900:  Oscar Juel and Vilhelm Lundström
  • 1899:  Elis Wadstein
  • 1898:  Evald Lidén and Erik Stave
  • 1897:  Henrik Munthe and K.B. Wiklund
  • 1896:  Karl Bohlin and Oscar Levertin
  • 1895:  Carl Wahlund
  • 1894:  Alexander Berger and Fredrik Tamm
  • 1893:  Adolf Bladin and Karl Ferdinand Johansson
  • 1892:  Per Persson
  • 1891:  Svante Arrhenius
  • 1890:  Axel N. Lundström and Henrik Schück
  • 1889:  Hugo Blomberg
  • 1888:  Olof August Danielsson and Axel Wirén
  • 1887:  Erik Olof Burman and Alexander Berger
  • 1886:  Karl Piehl and Gerhard Holm
  • 1885:  Henrik Schück and Oskar Widman
  • 1884:  Axel N. Lundström and Adolf Noreen
  • 1883:  Frans Kjellman
  • 1882:  Hjalmar Theel
  • 1881:  Magnus Blix
  • 1880:  Oscar Alin and F.A. Gustaf Bergman
  • 1879:  Claes Annerstedt