Maha Bouzeid and Jonas Ludvigsson are Alumni of the Year
Today we reveal the winners of the 2013 LiU Alumni of the Year. They are two inspirational people who generously share their knowledge: Maha Bouzeid (Industrial Economy) and Jonas Ludvigsson (Medicine).
Maha Bouzeid is a role model and mentor, who inspires others to take bold steps forward in their development. Her leadership skills have taken her on an exciting journey to remote locations around the world, for work and leadership training at Ericsson. She has been named as one of Sweden’s future female leaders and has won the Swedish Championships in project management. In addition to a successful career Bouzeid is highly involved in a number of organisations and networks that support women in the business sector.
Jonas Ludvigsson combines a successful career as a researcher with his practice as a paediatrician. He takes part in public debate regarding difficult medical-ethical issues, and is chairman of the Swedish Epidemiology Society and vice-chairman of the Swedish Paediatric Society. Jonas Ludvigsson spreads his expertise and engagement by way of articles, books and a blog.
Linköping University’s alumni make many valuable contributions to the community, both in Sweden and abroad. For the third consecutive year, Linköping University wishes to honour our former students a little extra. On 4 October the 2013 Alumni of the Year will attend a ceremony at Campus Valla in Linköping, where they will receive their awards from Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun, and will uncover a plaque bearing their names. (Note: ceremony and lectures will be in Swedish.)
Photo: Gunilla Sonnebring, Studio Parkway
LiU researchers have joined international calls for a boycott of scientific conferences in the US.
Psychology students took on role of treaters in a study of perfectionism and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy.
Social value creation is on the agendas of more and more companies and organisations. Erik Jannesson, senior lecturer in management control, has just published a book on the subject.
Rolf Holmqvist is one of 17 researchers who are critical to guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Malin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.
Cats that meow with a dialect have caused a sensation in the world media. Robert Eklund, a linguist who works with cats at the Department of Culture and Communication, has lost count of the number of times the work has been reported in the media.
On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.
"We have a global and critical perspective that attracts today's students," says Stefan Jonsson, professor at REMESO, about the Faculty of Arts and Science’s first international master’s programme at REMESO in Norrköping - Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Achieving perfect health has become a religion in the western world, according to a newly published study. Barbro Wijma, professor emerita and physician with many years of experience meeting patients, views this development with dismay.
Skin colour matters, also in Sweden. But many people don’t accept that racism is a problem here – only in other countries. So claims doctoral student Victoria Kawesa, who writes about black feminism and whiteness in Sweden.
Johanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.
Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born.
Suad Ali, expert on Sweden’s refugee quota, works tirelessly for refugees worldwide. For her dedication she has been chosen as one of Linköping University’s two Alumni of the Year.
Thomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.
Last updated: 2017-02-13