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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).

MahaMaha 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.


JonasJonas 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.)

Read more and see films about the 2013 Alumni of the Year

Photo: Gunilla Sonnebring, Studio Parkway




Annika Johansson 2013-09-07

Academic boycott

Protestplakat mot Trumps inreseförbudLiU researchers have joined international calls for a boycott of scientific conferences in the US.


risky perfectionism

Woman putting on make upPsychology students took on role of treaters in a study of perfectionism and internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy.


social sustainability

People in motionSocial 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.


Critical of the national board of health and welfare

Rolf HolmqvistRolf Holmqvist is one of 17 researchers who are critical to guidelines for the treatment of depression and anxiety.


when researchers meet vulnerability

Child in SyriaMalin Thor Tureby was keynote speaker at an international conference on oral history.


global media hit

CatCats 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.


farewell exchange students

Farewell Mingle 2016On 6 December, a Farewell Mingle was held for departing exchange students who have studied at Linköping University.


success for new master's

Stefan Jonsson"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.


health is our new religion

YogisAchieving 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.


black in sweden

Victoria Kawesa

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.


redress for neglect

Shadows of peopleJohanna Sköld from Child Studies at Linköping University co-organised an international workshop where researchers compared various models of compensation for institutional neglect and abuse.


tomorrow's nobel laureates?

Pupils from a primary school in Skäggetorp 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. 


Alumni of the year 1

Suad Ali, porträtt

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.


Alumni of the Year 2

Thomas-Lunner-i-studioThomas 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.

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Last updated: 2017-02-13