Educational award

Last changed: 04 April 2024

Since 2006, SLU has awarded two cash prizes of SEK 25,000 to individuals and groups for “exemplary efforts within teaching an education” in conjunction with SLU's degree conferment ceremony in October.


From April 4 to May 19 2024, the nomination can be made!


Students and teachers can submit their nominations online (open during the nomination period).

Who can be nominated?

Individual or groups of SLU employees who have made an outstanding contribution to students' learning.

About the nomination

The nomination must describe and provide clear examples of how the individual or team has worked to create positive learning conditions. It should also explain how the nominee has contributed to educational development at SLU.

General criteria

Teaching efforts

Cooperating with colleagues and/or students on teaching development. For example:

  • Promoting learning by creating a positive environment that stimulates student participation and interest in the subject.

  • Stimulating students' critical thinking, creativity and independent learning.

  • Integrating different skills into their teaching.

  • Providing context for the course and subject, linking it to current research and international conditions.

  • Adapting teaching and supervision to students' backgrounds and level.

  • Providing students with constructive feedback on their learning in different situations.

  • Refreshing and developing teaching and examination formats.

  • Developing online teaching methods so they provide added value for teaching.

  • Developing teaching methods to integrate gender issues, sustainable development, etc. 

Cooperating with colleagues and/or students to develop teaching

Recognised interest in teaching and commitment to its development at the department, working together with colleagues and students. For example:

  • Establishing dialogues with students on teaching formats and content, then using this knowledge to develop teaching.

  • Initiating cooperation with students, colleagues, other staff and teachers at other departments with focus on first cycle courses and programmes.

  • Refreshing teaching formats and content together with colleagues.

Educational leadership

Clear and valued educational leadership with a recognised interest in and commitment to furthering the development of teaching. For example:

  • Creating a positive environment for discussing educational matters.

  • Initiating and furthering the development of teaching.

  • Initiating educational activities for teachers.

  • Facilitating the professional development of other teachers.

  • Encouraging teachers to take the initiative to develop teaching.

  • Establishing ways of developing dialogue with students.

  • Establishing the well-functioning reception of new students.

  • Establishing a well-functioning introduction for new teachers.

  • Encouraging students and colleagues participate in developing teaching strategies and objectives.

  • Planning and leading educational activities based on gender issues.

  • Evaluating and monitoring the impact of educational measures taken.

  • Identifying and utilising financial resources and staff skills to further educational development.

Sharing good teaching models and outcomes

Recognised interest in and commitment to sharing good examples of educational development in a range of forums beyond their department and SLU. For example:

  • Refreshing teaching materials and communicating this to other teachers or departments.

  • Developing new teaching and/or examination formats and spreading knowledge of these.

  • Developing online forms of teaching/materials and spreading knowledge of these.

  • Authoring high-quality course literature or other study resources.


Once the nominations period has closed, the registrar will forward the submissions to an administrative officer at the Division of Learning and Digitalisation. They will then prepare each case and suggest prioritised applications and motivations. If required, they may request supplementary information from those who submitted the nomination.

The assessments will be sent to a panel consisting of the deputy vice-chancellor, a representative from each faculty, and two student representatives from SLUSS.

Finally, the deputy vice-chancellor will submit their suggestion to the vice-chancellor, who will take the final decision.


Previous recipients

  • Mattias Larsson, Senior Lecturer, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Individual Award
  • Teaching team, School for Forest Management, Team Award
  • Lenka Kuglerová, Senior Lecturer, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Individual Award
  • Teaching team for clinical science in veterinary nursing, Department of Clinical Sciences, Team Award
  • Jörg Brunet, S Faculty, Individual Award
  • Marketing and Organisation Theory Teaching Track, NJ Faculty, Team Award
  • Joachim Strengbom, NJ Faculty, Individual Award
  • Elisabeth Persson, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • All SLU teaching staff, Team Award
  • Marie Bengtsson, LTV Faculty, Individual Award
  • Plog Project steering group, S Faculty, Team Award
  • Katja Nilsson, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Staffan Stenhag, S Faculty, Individual Award
  • Erica von Essen, NJ Faculty, Individual Award
  • Nils Fall and Susanna Sternberg Lewerin, VH Faculty, Team Award
  • Hans Andersson, Jubileumspris
  • Emanuel Erlandsson, S Faculty, Individual Award
  • Emma Eriksson
  • Vilis Brukas S Faculty
  • Ulla Myhr, as representative for the teaching team behind the degree project course for landscape architecture, NJ Faculty, Team Award
  • Ola Lindroos, S Faculty, Individual Award
  • Teaching team at the Department of Ecology, Team Award
  • Maria Andersson, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Maria Kylin, Karin Hammarlund, Jenny Nord and Kenneth Olwig, LTV Faculty, Team award
  • Per-Magnus Ekö, S Faculty, Individual Award
  • Peter Redbo Torstensson, NJ Faculty, Individual Award
  • Birgitta Andrén, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Daniel Lunneryd, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award
  • Landscape architecture degree programme in Alnarp, LTJ, Team Award
  • Yvonne Ridderstråle VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Anders Alanära and Anders Karlsson, S Faculty, Team award
  • Birgitta Malmfors, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award
  • AgVet group, VH Faculty, Team Award
  • Fredrik Söderbom, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award
  • Sydsvenskt Skogsbruk, S Faculty, Team Award
  • Jan Svedberg, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Ulf Olsson, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award
  • Cecilia Mark-Herbert, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award
  • Gunnar Malmfors, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Anne Algers, VH Faculty, Individual Award
  • Mårten Carlsson, Individual Award
  • Ylva Dahlman, (former) NL Faculty, Individual Award