Alumni of the Year awarded at Jönköping University

On Wednesday 22 September, Jönköping University (JU) will present the Alumni of the Year award during a ceremony in the JU Auditorium. The event will also be livestreamed, which means that anyone who wants can watch the ceremony. Mats Jackson, Executive Vice President at Jönköping University, will award prizes to the five people who will be able to call themselves Alumnus of the Year 2021.


JU’s five schools – the School of Health and Welfare, the School of Education and Communication, the School of Engineering, Jönköping International Business School and Jönköping University Enterprise – have gathered nominations for Alumni of the Year during the autumn. The managements of each school have then agreed on one person, a former student, who will receive the award at the ceremony on Wednesday.

“Our alumni are a true link between us and society, and it is important for us to keep in touch with our alumni. This award is a way to promote, recognize and reward alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their professional role or as an individual,” says Mats Jackson, Executive Vice President at JU.

JU has worked with alumni for a long time as they are important ambassadors for the university. The alumni have a lot of experience, partly from their study time at JU, partly from working life, and in many cases good advice to share. Awarding Alumni of the Year during a ceremony is, however, a new phenomenon for JU, but it is something that is planned to be an annual event.

The ceremony

Executive Vice President at JU Mats Jackson will begin the ceremony by awarding the Alumni of the Year award to all five nominated alumni and read out the reasons for their nomination. The ceremony is followed by a panel discussion led by Andreas Torén from the Career Center, where the alumni talk about their experiences from the university, their professional lives, and some tips for current students.

Wednesday 22 September at 12:00– 13:00 in the JU Auditorium

Link to the live broadcast.

Read more about the alumni activities at JU here