General information about SLU Alumnus of the Year

Last changed: 04 October 2022

SLU Alumnus of the Year is someone who is an inspirational role model for our students and employees at SLU and has a prominent career, or made important contributions, in their field.


Anyone who feel they have a connection to SLU can submit a nomination.

The nomination period for SLU Alumnus of the Year 2022 has ended. The nomination period for the 2023 SLU Alumnus of the year starts in autumn 2022.

List of award winners

Who can be awarded?

General criteria for all nominees:

  • The nominee has a degree from SLU.
  • The nominee creates opportunities for a sustainable, thriving and better world.
  • The nominee is a role model for the present and next generation of SLU students, teachers, researchers and employees.

In addition to the general critera, the nominee must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The nominee has had a prominent career.
  • The nominee has made an outstanding contribution to their field.
  • The nominee has done something that benefits SLU.

The recipient of the award is expected to participate in a ceremony during autumn term to receive the award and give a presentation about the current worklife and career post SLU studies.

Jury/nomination committee

The SLU Alumnus of the year is selected by a jury consisting of: 

  • Chair of the SLU Board
  • SLU Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • SLU Head of Communications
  • Board of Education representative
  • SLUSS representative
  • SLU Alumna of the Year 2022