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KTH pedagogical prize

The quality of the education is essential for KTH. For that reason KTH management wants to recognize and reward teachers who have made ​​great efforts to improve the quality of the education. Accordingly, it is now high time to nominate for KTH's pedagogical prize in 2020.

Two teachers at KTH receive the prize consisting of travel scholarships worth a value of 20,000 kr for each winner, so do not hesitate to nominate teachers that you consider have made particularly significant contributions to the education at KTH. The full nomination criteria are listed below.

Recent recipients are

2020 Stefan Stenbom and Anita Kullen
2019 Susann Boij and Peter Dinér
2018 Anna-Karin Högfeldt and Gunnar Tibert
2017 Tina Karrbom Gustavsson and Patric Jensfelt
2016 Mikael Ersson and Emma Strömberg
2015 Malin Åberg-Wennerholm and Gunnar Karlsson
2014 Jan Scheffel and Lars Filipsson
2013  Linda Kann and Stefan Hallström
2012 Anna Finne Wistrand and Carl Mikael Zetterling
2011 Stefan Nilsson and Joakim Lilliesköld
2010  Ulrica Edlund and Viggo Kann
2009  Sara Thyberg Naumann and Sören Östlund
2008  Göran Andersson, Björn Hedin, Johan Karlander and Maria Malmström
2007  Albania Nissan and Catharina Erlich

Thus, do not hesitate to nominate a teacher who you feel has made ​​particularly significant contributions to the education at KTH. The full nomination criteria are listed below.


Send your nomination including motivation by e-mail to  no later than Monday, October 5, 2020.

Nomination Categories

Teachers who, according to one or several of the following nomination categories, have made an outstanding educational contribution that promotes student learning can be nominated for the educational price.

1. Contributions to Teaching

Recognized interest in and commitment to the development of education as well as recognized teaching skills, which means proven ability to pursue an education that leads to good results, for example to :

  • create a positive climate that stimulates students' commitment and interest in the subject and thereby promotes learning
  • encourage the students in their learning , creativity and critical thinking
  • set the course contents in and, for the students, understandable context
  • connect with students' experiences
  • adapt teaching to students' background and level
  • provide students with constructive feedback on their learning in different situations and what the need to develop further
  • innovate and develop teaching and assessment methods
  • use web-based teaching methods in a way that adds value to the students' learning

2. Collaboration with colleagues / Pedagogical leadership

A clear and appreciated educational leadership with a recognized interest in and commitment to driving the development of teaching, which, for example , shows the ability to:

  • ensure that new students are received in such a way that they enjoy and find their feet at the institution
  • motivate students and colleagues to participate in the development of educational objectives and strategies and take joint responsibility for the education
  • realize new ideas for teaching and learning
  • create a positive climate for discussion of educational issues among colleagues
  • initiating various educational activities for teachers
  • support other teachers' professional development
  • support teachers' own initiatives to develop teaching
  • create an effective introduction for new teachers
  • evaluate and monitor the impact of various pedagogical initiatives
  • exploit and find financial and human resources that facilitate the educational development
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