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Pedagogiskt pris
Jens Hardell, Assistant Professor of Machine elements and Philip Tretten, Assistant Professor of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, were awarded Universitetets pedagogiska pris: Förnämliga insatser till gagn för utbildning på grund- och avancerad nivå. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

The head of division awarded for his pedagogical merits

Published: 11 November 2021

Jens Hardell has been awarded the University's pedagogical prize: Distinguished initiatives for the benefit of education at undergraduate and advanced level

The winners of the University's pedagogical awards, of the Rune and Märta Ström Foundation's scholarship and the awards for excellence in teaching, as well as a new award within Operational Support were announced at the ceremony held in Vetenskapens Hus. A total of 28 people received awards at the ceremony - and all were received with great applause.

- There are few people who are as important as our teachers. Good teachers emmulate joy, interest, comprehension and self-confidence in their students. Teachers shape not only the future, but also the future of the future. Today we will celebrate some of these teachers, said Birgitta Bergvall Kåreborn, Rector of Luleå University of Technology.

Great motivations for the prize winners

The first prize awarded was the University's pedagogical prize: Distinguished contributions to the benefit of education at the undergraduate and advanced level, to Jens Hardell, assistant professor of machine elements and Philip Tretten, assistant professor of operation and maintenance technology.

The motivations stated, among other things: “Jens Hardell follows up the students' work continuously and he uses so-called pulse meetings in project work as a method for increased learning, where the students are effectively involved not only in their own project but also in all other students' projects. Jens strengthens good education by making sure that the students grow and develop. ”

 “Philip Tretten has trained educational leaders in quality assurance of education programs, and has over the past four years conducted workshops regarding evaluation. Phillip's commitment lays the foundation for the development of combined classroom teaching and other methods of lifelong learning. "


- It feels really good, I feel very honored, I work to improve education. I like to see problems and how to solve them, said Philip Tretten.


-This feels like feedback that the work you do is appreciated. It is an incredible learning journey that the students make, from the time they start the education, until they graduate, it is fun to be part of it, said Jens Hardell.