Laureates

2018

Heggen Upper Secondary School

Elin Haugum, Emilie Jensen og Adele F. E. Grønningsæther from Heggen upper secondary school in Troms, is awarded the first prize in the Holberg Prize School Project with their research project: "Norsk holder 'basically' på å dø ut."

2018

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.

2018

Cass R. Sunstein

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

News Holberg Prize

The following is a transcript from the acceptance speech held by Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein, at the Award Ceremony in the University Aula, on June 6, 2018

Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Nils Klim Prize News

In 2011, Jørn Jacobsen was awarded the Nils Klim Prize for his research into Norwegian criminal law. In this interview from 2017 he talks about why he chose an academic career, the value of legal theory, and challenges in criminal law.

"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.