Each year, Linköping University chooses two Alumni of the Year to recognise the work and commitment of previous students.
To be chosen as Alumni of the Year, the candidate must have studied at Linköping University for at least two years on a full-time basis, and subsequently achieved highly, devoted her- or himself to an important cause or done something else worthy of recognition.
Nominate someone for Alumni of the Year
To nominate a candidate for Alumni of the Year, email firstname.lastname@example.org, including the candidate’s name, programme of study, a brief description of what the candidate has done and of why you feel she or he deserves the award.
Alumni of the Year are Cecilia Bödker Pedersen, general secretary of the Storasyster organisation, and Martin Hultman, docent at Chalmers University of Technology. They received their reward on 8 October at a ceremony at Campus Norrköping.
Cecilia Bödker Pedersen took the Social Work programme at LiU and was appointed general secretary of Storasyster in 2014. Under her leadership, the organisation has grown and achieved a major impact not only in social media but also in traditional channels. She receives the award for her work to support many of those affected by sexual violence and to increase knowledge about it.
Martin Hultman took the Social and Cultural Analysis programme and went on to research education in the Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change. He receives the Alumni of the Year award for his powerful work in setting the spotlight onto important questions of climate denialism, which has received attention both within Sweden and abroad.