The Pedagogical Prize

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KI’s annual pedagogical prize is awarded to individual teachers, teaching teams or administrative employees who have made substantial pedagogical contributions encompassing pedagogical development or improvement work within KI’s courses and programmes at first degree, graduate and post-graduate levels. The pedagogical prize may be divided between up to 3 prize winners. Members of the prize committee cannot be awarded the prize.

Prize winner 2016 - Dude Gigliotti

Dude Gigliotti. Foto: Stefan ZimmermanDulceaydee (Dude) Norlander Gigliotti, associate professor and director of studies at Comparative Medicine is awarded the prize for having modernized and made the education in laboratory animal science more efficient.

It has now been five years since Dude Gigliotti started developing the new education in laboratory animal science. There are currently several different courses on different levels on offer for technicians and researchers. A web-based training course in laboratory animal science is of special relevance as it was created in order to meet a new EU directive.

Today there is a national consortium in laboratory animal science. In addition to the universities who joined in from the start, Uppsala and Stockholm University as well as the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are also part of the consortium. More than 2,000 users of laboratory animals have been trained since 2013.

KI's web-based and species specific laboratory animal training courses are the first of their kind in the EU and have not only garnered great attention internationally but also had a positive impact with Swedish animal welfare bodies.