Published: 2020-11-06 17:42 | Updated: 2020-11-09 08:08

Central director of doctoral studies is this year’s recipient of the student union’s award Mäster

The Education Council at the Medicinska Föreningen (MF; the student union) has decided to award Mäster, an award to an extraordinary educator and teacher, to central director for doctoral studies Ingeborg van der Ploeg.

Mäster is awarded by the Education Council on proposal from MF members once per year. Mäster is awarded to a teacher that has done his or her teaching in a personal and committed manner, or initiated and implemented lasting improvements to the education.

Motivation for the award:

Ingeborg has, for a long time, been working together with both students and teachers to make sure that the doctoral education at KI reaches a maximum international standard. In her role as central doctoral study director, Ingeborg coordinates strategic issues related to doctoral education at KI, a job she conducts in an extremely efficient and professional manner. She maintains a very close contact with the doctoral students and cherishes student influence in all matters related to doctoral education and welfare of students. Especially during the pandemic, she has continuously kept the doctoral students updated about the situation and worked to make sure that the study and work environment is as good as possible. Ingeborg has shown a will and try to find new solutions and improve the quality of doctoral courses and championed improved pedagogical skills for supervisors and teachers at KI. Ingeborg’s work has in many ways initiated and implemented lasting improvements within the doctoral education at KI. 

For her tireless work within improving the doctoral education and the situation for doctoral students at KI, Ingeborg van der Ploeg is awarded Mäster.