The Sohlberg Prize 2024

The Sohlberg Prize 2024 is awarded to Professor Teppo Kröger, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The Sohlberg Prize, a distinguished accolade in the field of Gerontology, holds a position of great esteem within the Nordic community. Generously sponsored by the Païvikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, this prestigious award will be conferred during the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Stockholm.

The prize is awarded to a scientist active in a Nordic country who is a leader in gerontology with a major influence on the development of his/her field in ageing research. To be considered the candidate should have built a strong research group or initiated research of major importance for developments in gerontology.

Our esteemed recipient, Professor Teppo Kröger, comes from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and has been engaged in research on ageing since the mid 1990s. His extensive research endeavors span several decades, marked by leadership roles in both national and international projects. Notably, his scholarly publications delve into critical topics such as eldercare services, benefiting all stakeholders—frail older individuals, their families, and dedicated care workers. Teppo Kröger was appointed Professor of Social and Public Policy at the University of Jyväskylä in 2011. Since 2018, he is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Centre of Excellence in Research and Care, as well as Team Leader of its Research Group ‘Ageing and Comparative Care Policy’.

We invite you to join us at the 27NKG congress, where Professor Kröger will deliver an enlightening lecture during the prize ceremony.

Read more about Professor Teppo Kröger and his work

Portrait of Teppo Kröger, head and shoulders

Professor Teppo Kröger.
Photo: Kristiina Kontoniemi.

NKG 2024 - showing various meeting locations

Contact us

Congress Secretariat: Academic Conferences

Support abstract questions

Phone +46 18 67 10 34 or +46 18 67 10 03

Important dates

2 October 2023 - Abstract submission and registration open

29 November 2023 - Deadline abstracts for symposia

15 January 2024 - Notification for accepted symposia

25 January 2024 - Deadline oral presentations and posters

26 February 2024 - Notification for accepted oral and poster presentation

26 February 2024 - Deadline for submission of individual abstracts within accepted symposia

8 March 2024 - End of Early Bird registration

15 May 2024 - Deadline to register with an accepted presentation

12-14 June 2024 Congress dates