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Torbjörn von Schantz awarded Lund University’s gold medal

Lund University has a tradition of awarding its gold medal to express appreciation for commitment shown to the institution. The medal was awarded for the first time in 1967.

The vice-chancellor has now decided to award Lund University’s gold medal to former vice-chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz for great contributions in his role.

‟He tirelessly stood up for the core values of academia in a period of change in views on knowledge. With an eye on the significance of leadership, he established a spirit focused on collaboration and collegiality.”

The gold medal will be awarded during the University’s annual academic ceremony on 28 January 2022.

Read more about the University's annual academic cermony at (in Swedish)