The Pedagogical Prize
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 2017 - Ewa Ehrenborg
Ewa Ehrenborg is professor of molecular cardiovascular medicine at the Department of Medicine in Solna, where she has been in involved in KI’s biomedicine programme for many years as a teacher, course director and member of the programme committee. She is also the director of the Centre for Clinical Education (CKU-KI) and is the coordinator for teaching capacity issues for the Board of Higher Education.
With her innovative approach to teaching and learning, Professor Ehrenborg has helped to develop a form of student-activating teaching that integrates the latest research and peer learning in novel and imaginative ways. She is also something of a pioneer in developing interprofessional learning between different student groups at all academic levels and her work in pedagogical development has had considerable national and international impact.
As a person, Ewa Ehrenborg demonstrates strong pedagogical leadership and through her great commitment to learning and her creative faculties she is a source of inspiration and an excellent example to both teachers and students.
Prize winner 2016 - Dude Gigliotti
Dulceaydee (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.