Laureates

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.

2016

Randaberg Upper Secondary School

William Thomas Middelthon from Randaberg Upper Secondary School was awarded first place in the Holberg Prize School Project in 2016.

News Holberg Prize

How did the 2017 Holberg Laureate come to be interested in Kant? To what extent is public reasoning lacking today? Is Brexit a good or bad thing, and what are the dark side of human rights? These are some of the questions Professor Onora O'Neill addresses in this interview.

The Holberg Prize 2017 is awarded to British scholar and Philosophy Professor Onora O'Neill, University of Cambridge, for her influential role in ethical and political philosophy. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian Professor of Economics Katrine Vellesen Løken, University of Bergen, for her ground-breaking research on the Nordic welfare states.

Nils Klim Prize News

On 17 January, the Nils Klim Committee met in Bergen to discuss this year’s candidates for the Prize and recommend a winner.

The Holberg Board is now inviting nominations for the Nils Klim Prize 2018. Candidates are young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 who have made outstanding contributions to research within the arts and humantities, social science, law and theology.