Published: 2021-01-08 08:32 | Updated: 2021-01-08 12:15

Submit nominations for recipients of Karolinska Institutet’s medals 2021-2022

From the jubilee year of 2010 and onwards, Karolinska Institutet awards medals to people who have made special efforts in support of KI’s activities. There are three categories: the Gold Medal, the Grand Silver Medal and the Silver Medal. Medals are awarded in conjunction with various academic ceremonies.

Who may nominate?

Only those employed at KI and emeriti professors at KI can submit nominations.

When and how?

The nominations, which should all be supplemented with a motivation, are to be addressed to the President Ole Petter Ottersen and submitted by e-mail no later than Wednesday, February 24, 2021, to fonder@ki.se

What does the decision process involve?

The nominations are reviewed by a medal committee including the President, the Vice President, the University Director, the Academic Vice President for Research, the Academic Vice President for Doctoral Education, and the Academic Vice President for Higher Education. Based on suggestions from the medal committee, the President decides on the recipients of the various medals of Karolinska Institutet.

The Gold Medal

The medal can be awarded to a person who has made unparalleled efforts to support the activities of Karolinska Institutet – not only its education and research but also its outreach activities as well as its working environment/core values and implementation.

One or more medals are awarded upon an occasion determined by the President. The Gold Medal is primarily awarded to an external recipient, yet in very special cases it can also be awarded to internal recipients.

Recipients of Gold Medals may not be simultaneously appointed as honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet, however, previously appointed honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet can be awarded a Gold Medal and vice versa.

The Grand Silver Medal

The medal can be awarded to a person who has made tremendous efforts to support the activities of Karolinska Institutet’s mission – not only its education and research but also its outreach activities as well as its working environment/core values and implementation.

One or more medals are awarded in conjunction with the installation ceremony in Aula Medica. The Grand Silver Medal is primarily awarded to external recipients, yet in special cases it can also be awarded to internal recipients.

The Silver Medal

The medal can be awarded to a person who has made excellent efforts to support the activities of Karolinska Institutet’s mission – not only its education and research but also its outreach activities as well as its working environment/core values and implementation.

One or more medals are awarded in conjunction with the ceremony for Diligence and Devotion. The Silver Medal is primarily intended for internal recipients, yet it can also be awarded to external recipients.