Nominate for the title Alumnus of the Year 2019

16 April 2019

Each year, Uppsala University awards the title of Alumnus of the Year to an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to their professional field, or has accomplished something else worthy of honouring. Join in by nominating your favorite candidate!

Who can nominate for the Alumnus of the Year award?
Nominations can be made by anyone with a connection to Uppsala University: students, employees, alumni and friends.

Who is eligible for the Alumnus of the Year award?
The following criteria are to be the basis for the nomination:

  • The alumnus shall be a good role model for current and future students.
  • The alumnus shall have excelled in their career, made valuable contribution following the completion of their studies or otherwise have achieved something of note. A valuable contribution may be, for example, research and education of the highest quality, an important cultural achievement, an active role in society, stimulated development and innovation or in some other way have contributed to making the world a better place.
  • The alumnus shall normally have studied at Uppsala University for at least four semesters.
  • It is of merit if the alumnus has been well connected to University operations or Uppsala student life.

How long is the nomination period open?
You can nominate your candidate between April 16 and August 23, 2019.

How do I nominate?
Find the nomination form here

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More information:
About the award Alumnus of the Year and all the Prize winners

The person awarded Uppsala University Alumnus of the year 2019 will be announced in connection with the anniversary of the University’s foundation, taking place in October.

Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson and Sofia Wadensjö Karén, Managing Director of the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company and 2018 Alumnus of the Year at Uppsala University.
Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt