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Maria Leijonhielm

Senior Coordinator

The student at the centre – that’s how I view my role. As coordinator, I manage several questions that all essentially concern providing the students with as positive and stimulating period of study as possible.

Coordinator at Malmstens Linköping University

In my role as coordinator I coordinate questions that deal with anything from student recruitment to estate management. Students, colleague and the general public can come to me with questions about our operations.

Malmstens is a place where furniture constitutes the common denominator. Being a part of these operations is both stimulating and enriching. Malmstens is located on Campus Lidingö – an amazing campus – at a certain distance away from other parts of Linköping University.

Centred on the student

My most important task is to be available as support for the students. I am a member and secretary for the working group in communication and student recruitment at Malmstens. An important part of this work is to guide those who want to apply to one of our three study programmes: furniture design, cabinet-making, and furniture upholstery. Admission takes place using the alternate selection procedure, which means that applicants submit a portfolio. I coordinate the admissions process, in which several people are involved.

My duties also include:

  • participating with work with estates management
  • coordinating the Malmstens Academic Celebration once a year
  • supporting my colleagues in the teaching personnel with timetable changes
  • on-site manager of the Byggmästare John Mattson Library on Campus Lidingö
  • health and safety representative at IEI

My work is within these areas


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Maria Leijonhielm (2016)

Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies: Josef Frank : studenter och lärare vid Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies utforskar Josef Frank , s.42-43

Maria awarded the AF Prize

Maria Leijonhielm
Maria Leijonhielm

Maria Leijonhielm, coordinator at Malmstens LiU, has been awarded the AF Prize for 2017 

The diploma and the monetary prize were presented during the AF spring outing to Lidingö. The AF Prize for 2017 has been awarded to Maria Leijonhielm at Malmstens LiU who: “in her role as coordinator with large personal commitment, consideration and focus has made major contributions to a healthy work environment and positive development of operations at Malmstens LiU.” Chair of AF, Johanna Dahlberg, presented the diploma and the monetary prize of SEK 5,000 kronor at the AF spring outing to Lidingö and Malmstens LiU on 19 May 2017. 


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