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The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Scholarship

The Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Scholarship for the promotion of human rights and liberty was instituted by the University in 2003 in celebration of the 80th birthday of its former Vice-Chancellor.

The scholarship is to be awarded to an employee of the University, a group of such employees, a student, or a group of students who have worked to promote human rights and liberty. The recipient of the scholarship shall have studied and/or worked to further human rights and liberty or have actively combated crimes against the UN Declaration of Human Rights, wherever in the world these crimes have been committed.’

A scholarship board is appointed by the University’s Vice-Chancellor. For the period of 2014 to 2017 the members of the board constitutes of the professors Peter Wallensteen (chairperson), Bengt Gustafsson, Gun Heimer, Lars Burman (chief librarian), and  Anna Jonsson Cornell as well as the student representative, doctoral student Emma Elfversson.

The scholarship is awarded at the Winter Conferment Ceremony.

Previous recipients of the Martin Henriksson Holmdahl Scholarship:

  • 2003: Sofia and Martin Uggla
  • 2004: Utrikespolitiska föreningen
  • 2005: Hans Filipsson
  • 2006: Aida Aragão-Lagergren
  • 2007: Anna Jonsson Cornell
  • 2008: Edil Baisalov
  • 2009: Paul Levine and Stéphane Bruchfeld
  • 2010: Hanin Shakrah
  • 2011: Leena Huss
  • 2012: Gun Heimer and Gunilla Lindmark
  • 2013: Jill Trenholm
  • 2014: Abdulbaghi Ahmad and Rebecca Thorburn Stern
  • 2015: Heléne Lööw
  • 2016: Anna-Sara Lind and Lindsey Doyle
  • 2017: Jameson Garland and Elena Namli