The Pedagogical Prize

The prize is awarded annually to individual teachers, teacher teams or administrative personnel who have undertaken significant educational initiatives related to pedagogical development or renewal work within Karolinska Institutet’s programmes at first cycle, second cycle or postgraduate levels.

Björn Meister, professor at the Department of Neuroscience Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

Prize winner 2022 – Björn Meister

Björn Meister at the Department of Neuroscience is awarded the 2022 prize for his long-standing commitment to teaching at several of Karolinska Institutet's educational programmes.

The prize committee's motivation:

For many years, Björn Meister has been a driving force, creative and innovative in the development of teaching, among other things by incorporating digitized pedagogy that facilitates the connection between basic scientific and clinical knowledge. Björn has also played a crucial role in the further development of other learning materials in histology and anatomy together with students.

With minor resources, embryos of ideas about educational development have become useful and widely implemented parts of the teaching on several programs. Björn is also responsible for various tutoring activities in histology and anatomy, where older students contribute to teaching students in previous semesters.

Björn has been responsible for undergraduate education at the Department of Neuroscience and has been an active participant in several committees and working groups at KI for many years. He is a particularly appreciated pedagogical teacher, colleague, and supervisor.

Previous prize winners

2021 - Lars-Arne Haldosen

2020 – Eva Broberger

2019 – Anna Kiessling

2018 – Lena Nilsson-Wikmar

2017 – Ewa Ehrenborg

2016 – Dulceaydee Norlander Gigliotti

2015 – Rune Brautaset

2014 – Robert Harris and Lars Henningsohn

2013 – Gunnar Nilsson

2012 – Hans Gyllenhammar and Annika Östman Wernerson

2011 – Margaretha Forsberg Larm

2010 – Anna Josephson

2009 – Matti Nikkola

2008 – Annelie Brauner and Thomas Cronholm

2007 – Kent Fridell och Johan Wikner

2006 – Aino Fianu Jonasson och Lene Martin

2005 – Jörgen Nordenström

2004 – Åsa Nilsonne and Göran Sandberg

2003 – Sari Ponzer

2002 – Gunilla Johnson and Hans Rosling

2001 – Anders Bergendorff, Eva Mattsson och Li Tsai

2000 – Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Annika Sääf-Rothoff and lärargruppen bakom CAL

1999 – Helena Bergström, Ester Mogensen and Jan Ygge