Stockholm university

The Award for Good Teaching

Each year, the university honours one or more individuals with The Award for Good Teaching. Through the award, the university wants to acknowledge good efforts in teaching and their importance for student learning.


Important dates

  • The nomination period runs from December to 1st March each year. 
  • The award recipients will be announced in June. You will soon be able to see them here. 

Awarding takes place in connection with the Inauguration of new professors and conferment of doctoral degrees

Every year since 1992, Stockholm University has awarded talented teachers a prize of SEK 50,000 and a diploma that is formally handed over at the annual promotions and installation ceremony at the City Hall. The award is to be used to enable the teacher to carry on developing his or her professional competence.

Students and employees at Stockholm University may nominate a teacher to “The Award for Good Teaching" from December to March. The nominee must teach at the university's education and be permanently employed at Stockholm University. A teacher can normally only be awarded the prize once.


Who do you think should be given an award for good teaching?

Do you have an outstanding teacher who should be rewarded for their inspiring teaching? Or do you have a colleague who makes outstanding pedagogical contributions?

Just don't hesitate, nominate your teacher/colleague for 'The Award for Good Teaching'.

All students and staff at SU can nominate teachers. Your nomination will help the university to give high priority to teaching and pedagogical development.

The nomination period for Stockholm University's Award for Good Teaching 2024 is now closed. 



The Criterion for the selection of The Award for Good Teaching

The award goes to teachers who meet the criterion that they support student learning through:

  • Outstanding teaching efforts
  • Acknowledged interest in, and commitment to, educational development of teaching
  • Acknowledged pedagogical competence.

You should focus on this criterion when you nominate a teacher. Try to describe in your own words why you think your teacher meets the criterion and deserves the award. Bear in mind that nominations which are too short will not get past the first step in the selection procedure. The preferred amount of text is approximately 100 to 500 words per question. There is plenty of space for your text in the boxes in the nomination form. Just "scroll" down!


How are the recipients of the award selected?

The award is administered by Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching (CeUL).

The entire selection process is kept a secret from the nominees since the award is meant to be a surprise for the award-winners. So that the nominated teachers receive a fair assessment, the nominations are made anonymous. The name of the person(s) whom sent in the nomination are also made anonymous during the entire selection process and even after the award recipients are selected. 

The selection process consists of the following steps:

  • The nominations are assessed by working group consisting of experienced higher education experts and representatives from the Stockholm University Student Union. The working group drafts a shortlist consisting of 10 candidates among the nominees.
  • Next, the department where the shortlisted candidate works is informed of their nomination and sent information. The name(s) of whom wrote the nomination is not included. Each department, together with student representatives, writes a motivation letter which elaborates upon the department's and the students' perspective of candidate based on the criteria of the award.
  • CeUL's Board of Directors discusses the working group’s shortlist along with the supplementary motivation letters from the departments and then the nominees are ranked. The final ranking is then submitted to the university vice presidents and president.
  • In June, the university president, in consultation with the vice-presidents, decides upon on a final selection of 1-5 award recipients. The awardees are then announced on this website.

Did a teacher at your department receive The Award for Good Teaching?

Christina Ramberg, Department of Law 
Emeli Lönnqvist, Department of Criminology Olena Jansson, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
Salim Belyazid, Department of Physical Geography

Jordi Solsona Belenguer, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Maja Torres Madzar, Department of Teaching and Learning

Katarina Fast Lappalainen, Department of Law
John Fitzpatrick, Department of Zoology
Olov Karlsson, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Lena Sjögren, The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Oliver Smith, Department of Teaching and Learning

Matilda Baraibar, Department of Economic History and International Relations
Sören Holst, Department of Physics
Adam Jacobsson, Department of Economics
Christophe Premat, Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Anna-Lena Ström, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Jessica Franzén, Department of Statistics
Agneta Norén, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Niclas Runebou, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Education

Christoffer Carlsson, Department of Criminology
Nicklas Selander, Department of Organic Chemistry
Helena Bani Shoraka, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

Robert Daniels, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Nils Larsson, Department of Language Education
Iñaki Rodriguez Longarela, Stockholm Business School
Emma Wikberg, Department of Physics

Hildred Crill, Department of Geological Sciences
Lisa Käll, Deptartment for Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies
Said Mahmoudi, Department of Law
Daniel Ritter, Deptartment of Sociology

Lenita Freidenvall, Dept. of Political Science
Thomas Krigsman, Dept. of Mathematics and Science Education
Jan Storå, Dept. of Archaeology and Classical Studies
Johannes Wickbom, Dept. of Law

Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu, Dept. of Computer and Systems Science
Fawad Hassan, Dept. of Physics
Per Förnegård, Dept. of Romance Studies and Classics
Andrea Sundstrand, Dept. of Law

Suzanne Kriström Alonzo vid Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen
Mårten Edenroth, Juridiska institutionen
Clas Hättestrand, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi
Maria Wingstedt, Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

Alasdair Skelton, Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper
Jessika van der Sluijs, Juridiska institutionen
Fia Sundevall, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen
Åke Zimmermann, Slaviska institutionen 

Franco Pauletto, Institutionen för franska, italienska och klassiska språk
Magdalena Rosell, Institutionen för biovetenskaper och näringslära, KI
Mårten Schultz, Juridiska institutionen
Maria Wendt, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Barbro Landén, Institutionen för baltiska språk, finska och tyska
Martin Tamm och Yishao Zhou, Matematiska institutionen
Elisabet Borg, Psykologiska institutionen

Roger Nyborg, Institutionen för nordiska språk
Carina Ljungwald och Eva Samuelsson, Institutionen för socialt arbete

Ingmar Borgström, Institutionen för naturgeografi och kvartärgeologi
Henry Montgomery, Psykologiska institutionen

Bo Nilsson, Avdelningen för medicinsk strålningsfysik
Annika Norée, Juridiska institutionen
Monica Skrinjar, Kriminologiska institutionen
Ulla Sundberg, Institutionen för lingvistik

Krzysztof Bak, Institutionen för litteraturvetenskap och idéhistoria
Margareta Ohné, Institutionen för genetik, mikrobiologi och toxikologi

Inget individuellt lärarpris delades ut

Inget individuellt lärarpris delades ut

Brita Bergman, Institutionen för lingvistik
Otto Hermelin, Institutionen för geologi och geokemi
Alexa Robertson, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Ulrik von Essen, Juridiska institutionen

Ulf Björklund, Socialantropologiska institutionen
Ingrid Nordberg, Tyska institutionen
Lars-Johan Norrby, Institutionen för fysikalisk kemi, oorganisk kemi och strukturkemi
Jesper Öberg, Juridiska institutionen

Henrik Edelstam, Juridiska institutionen
Alan McMillion, Engelska institutionen
Stefan Möller, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap
Gunnel Skoog, Zoologiska institutionen

Eve Arnold, Institutionen för geologi och geokemi
Helmut Müssener, Institutionen för tyska och nederländska
Yvonne Svanström, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

Karin Helander, Teatervetenskapliga institutionen
Theddo Rother-Schirren, Juridiska institutionen
Johan Schüldt, Juridiska institutionen
Anders Karlhede, Fysikum
Nathalie Koivula, Psykologiska institutionen

Tore Bengtsson, Zoofysiologi, Wenner-Grens institut
Anders Carlsson, Institutionen för arkeologi
Cecilia Gil-Swedberg, Latinamerika-institutet
Claes Nordlöf, Juridiska institutionen

Ronney Hagelberg, Juridiska institutionen
Bo Nilsson, Institutionen för medicinsk strålningsfysik
Ove Strid, Institutionen för klassiska språk
Eva Tiby, forskarassistent Kriminologiska institutionen

Patricia Shaughnessy, Juridiska institutionen
Sune Stöök, Institutionen för franska och italienska
Erik Svensson, Matematiska institutionen
Merrick Tabor, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Rolf Höök, Juridiska institutionen
Owe Jansson, Botaniska institutionen
Olle Josephson, Institutionen för nordiska språk
Anita Rissler, Psykologiska institutionen

Alf Bohlin, Juridiska institutionen
Lars Hedin, Institutionen för spanska och portugisiska
Cheick Wagué, Företagsekonomiska institutionen
Barbro Åsman, Fysikum

Gunnar Edvinsson, Fysikum
Hans Hertz, Institutionen för slaviska och baltiska språk
Marie Sandström, Juridiska institutionen
Lage Wedin, Psykologiska institutionen

Stig Ekman, Historiska institutionen
Jan Kleineman, Juridiska institutionen
Allan Larsson, Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen
Ki Winbladh, Zoologiska institutionen

Nils-Magnus Björkman, Sociologiska institutionen
Thorsten Carlsson, Institutionen för nordiska språk
Marianne Särkinen, Institutionen för geologi och geokemi
Wiweka Warnling-Nerep, Juridiska institutionen



Questions? Please contact,
Annika Forslund at Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching

Phone: 08-16 22 78

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