Finalists 2017

Dahlske Upper Secondary School: "Prestasjonskulturens bakside- puggedop" Elvebakken Upper Secondary School: "Norge og ressursenes forbannelse" Vestby Upper Secondary School: "Blir jeg studieforberedt?"


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.


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

Portrait of Onora O'Neill. Photo: Martin Dijkstra
Friday 9. June 2017
A conversation with the 2017 Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill about trustworthiness and trust.
Thursday 8. June 2017
The official award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize
Thursday 8. June 2017
Announcement and Award Ceremony of the Holberg Prize School Project Winners and the Teacher Prize 2017.

News Holberg Prize

Join us in the celebration of this year's Holberg Laureate Onora O'Neill and Nils Klim Laureate Katrine Vellesen Løken. There will be lectures by the laureates and by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Welcome to the Holberg Week!

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.

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.