Laureates

2017

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.

2017

Katrine Vellesen Løken

Katrine Vellesen Løken is awarded the 2017 Nils Klim Prize for her research on the Nordic welfare states, with particular emphasis on family economics, labour economics and health economics.

2017

Onora O'Neill

The British philosopher Onora O'Neill is awarded the Holberg Prize 2017 for her influental work in the field of moral and political philosophy. She is particularly well known for her work on Kant, bioethics, human rights, trust and communication ethics.

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
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Wednesday 14. March 2018
On March 14 we will announce the winner of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018. The ceremony can be watched live from 9:00.

News Holberg Prize

The University Aula in Bergen was packed on 2nd December, when more than 300 people watched Julian Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood discuss propaganda, fake news and the role of the news media.

The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize 2019 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.

Nils Klim Prize News

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.

The Nils Klim Committee met in Copenhagen on 16 January and are now ready with their recommendation for a prize winner for 2018.