Rules for the Alumnus of the Year award
Who can nominate?
Nominations can be submitted by anyone with a connection to Uppsala University: Students, employees, alumni and friends.
Who is eligible?
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 should have read at least four semesters at Uppsala University.
- It is of merit if the alumnus has been well connected to University operations or Uppsala student life.
Who selects the winner?
The decision of who is to receive the award is made by the Vice-Chancellor, after suggestions from the preparatory group which consists of representatives from the University Management, each of the three disciplinary domains, the Student Unions, Kuratorskonventet and the Uppsala University alumni associations.
When can I nominate?
The nomination period for the Alumnus of the Year 2022 closed on 31 March.
A new nomination period will open early 2023 for the Alumnus of the Year 2023.