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Emma Löfdahl receives the Ralf Törngren Prize of 2021


The Åbo Akademi University Foundation gives Bachelor of Arts (Education) and student at Åbo Akademi University Emma Löfdahl the Ralf Törngren Prize of 2021. The prize is awarded annually to a student or employee at Åbo Akademi University that next to their studies or work has contributed substantially to the development of the university or its student union. The prize money is 6 000 euro.

Emma Löfdahl, born in Oravais 1998, is studying to become a special education teacher in preschools at Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa. She received her bachelors degree in education for preschool teachers in June, 2020, and is currently studying for her masters degree in special education.

In the prize motivation Löfdahl is praised for her great commitment to the good of the university as well as her excellent organizational skills.

“Emma Löfdahl has succeeded flawlessly in combining demanding studies and teaching practise with extracurricular activities aimed at improving Åbo Akademi University,” says Åbo Akademi University’s rector Moira von Wright.

Löfdahl has, alongside her studies, been involved in her subject association and in the student union parliament. Beyond that she’s taken an active part in the collaborative development work at the university as a member in the Board for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and as an alternate in the University Collegiate Body.

“It’s an interesting learning experience to work as a student representative and get an insight in how ÅAU works. It feels valuable to be able to speak for my fellow students in these bodies,” says Löfdahl.

The Ralf Törngren-prize is presented by the Åbo Akademi University Foundation’ chair of the board Doctor of Laws Gisela Knuts on May 17, 2021 at 5 pm, in connection with the foundation’s delegation’s meeting.