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Stockholm University’s gold medals are awarded to people who have helped to further the work of the university.

Stockholm University’s large gold medal, worn around the neck, was instituted in 1990 and is awarded to those who have significantly and over a long period of time worked to promote the university, its research or its teaching.
 
Stockholm University’s gold medal of the 8th size, worn suspended by a ribbon, was instituted in 2010 and is granted to those who have contributed in a meaningful way to strengthening the university, its research or its teaching.


 

Stockholm University's large gold medal

Stockholm University’s large gold medal, worn around the neck, was instituted in 1990 and is awarded to those who have significantly and over a long period of time worked to promote the university, its research or its teaching.

Kerstin Calissendorff with the medal in a chain around her neck, and President Söderbergh Widding
Kerstin Calissendorff receives the large gold medal from President Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Photo: Sanna Eklund

The 2020 recipient of the large gold medal

The President has decided to award the 2020 large gold medal to Kerstin Calissendorff, former Chair of the University Board.

Kerstin Calissendorff

After ten years as a Justice of the Supreme Court, which followed a long-standing legal career, Kerstin Calissendorff chose in 2013 to take on the side assignment as chairman of the board of Stockholm University. She herself is an alumna of the University, where she graduated with a Master of Laws in 1981, and also worked for a time as an assistant professor at the Department of Law. She thus returned to a not unfamiliar business, albeit with a new perspective. Kerstin Calissendorff has shouldered the task with deep commitment and striking lack of prestige, but also with great sharpness and unfailing compass for the interface between the board's assignment and the academic. As President, I have personally in Kerstin for seven years had strong support and an unfailing dialogue partner. Her leadership, characterized by a light but at the same time firm hand, has created a good climate for the board's work, both for dialogue and critical reflection. During Kerstin Calissendorff's chairmanship, Stockholm University has undergone significant development in the direction of the University's strategic goals; education and research of the highest quality, to contribute to the development of society.

The medal was awarded at a reception in Spökslottet on 9 September 2021.

Front and back of the large University gold medal. Photo: Svenska Medalj AB
Photo: Svenska Medalj AB

2017
Former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kåre Bremer

2014
Former President of the Supreme Administrative Court Sten Heckscher

2011
CEO Staffan Salén

2009
Director Björn Wolrath

2002
Former Head of Administration Leif Lindfors

1997
Architect Ralph Erskine
Architect Carl Nyrén

1996
Mrs. Signhild Engkvist

1993
Former Head of Administration Rune Lindquist

1991
President of the Swedish Parliament's Education Committee Lars Gustafsson
Builder Reinhold Gustafsson
Former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Gunnar Hoppe

 

Stockholm University’s gold medal of the 8th size, worn suspended by a ribbon, was instituted in 2010 and is granted to those who have contributed in a meaningful way to strengthening the university, its research or its teaching.

Recipients of gold medal 2019. Photo: Rickard Kilström
Birgitta Åkerman, Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf and Johan Kleman receive the gold medal of the 8th size. Photo: Rickard Kihlström

Previous recipients of the medal

Gold medal of the 8th size with ribbon
Photo: Eva Dalin

2019
Professor Johan Kleman
Professor Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf
Study counselor Birgitta Åkerman

2018
Ishak Alaton, Ishak bey, posthumous
Chairman Agneta Bladh
Professor Göran Scharmer

2017
Senior administrative officer Maud Giessler

2016
Academy steward Inga Horndahl
Professor Stefan Nordlund
Professor Gunnar Svensson

2015
Professor em. Birgitta Bremer
Professor em. Harry Flam

2013
Professor Anders Gustavsson
Professor Lena Kautsky
Former CEO Thomas Norell

2012
Mr. Amine Benhajji
Director Pia Bjerén Fürstenbach

2011
Professor Gunnel Engwall
Senior advisor Athanasios Psaroulis

2010
Ph.D. Birgitta Eriksson
Director Johan Stålhand

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