Francesca Refsum Jensenius

The Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius is awarded the 2018 Nils Klim Prize for her research on electoral dynamics, development, and the empowerment of women and minority groups in India and elsewhere.


Cass R. Sunstein

The American law scholar Cass R. Sunstein is awarded the 2018 Holberg Prize for his wide-ranging, original, prolific and highly influential research.


Dahlske Upper Secondary School

Aina Pedersen, Beate Haugen, Helene Storenes, Helene Storsæter, Serina Hansen from Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Aust-Agder, won theHolberg Prize School Project 2017.

Upcoming events

Wednesday 6. June 2018
The official award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize
Wednesday 6. June 2018
Announcement and Award Ceremony of the Holberg Prize School Project Winners and the Teacher Prize 2018

News Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize 2018 is awarded to American legal scholar Cass Sunstein for his groundbreaking research in law and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius for her outstanding research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere.

On 13 February the Holberg Board decided that the prize amount would increase from NOK 4.5 million to NOK 6 million (USD 760,000). The increase is effective this year.

Nils Klim Prize News

"I am interested in how laws and regulations that are meant to promote justice or equality work in practice. How quickly can we see changes in society?" says Nils Klim Laureate Francesca R. Jensenius.

Fourteen years have passed since Claes de Vreese became the first Nils Klim Laureate. In this 2017 interview, he discusses pressing political issues and describes his research interests, which range from political communication and media framing to electoral behavior, and more.