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 worth honouring.

Who can nominate?

Nominations can be made by anyone with a connection to Uppsala University, including students, employees, alumni and friends.

When can I nominate?

The nomination period for the Alumnus of the Year 2023 is open until 31 March 2023.

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.