Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt receives the 2016 Holberg Prize for his distinctive and defining role in the field of literary studies and his influential voice in the humanities over four decades.


Sanja Bogojević

Sanja Bogojević receives the 2016 Nils Klim Prize for her original work within the field of EU environmental law and emissions allowance trade.


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

The Holberg Committee met in Wien 20-22 October and decided on the final shortlist for the Holberg Prize 2017. We are now one step further along in the process of selecting a Holberg Prize Laureate for next year.

3 December 2016 sees the launch of the Holberg Debate. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg’s ideas of enlightenment and seeks to find answers on pressing issues to our time.

Nils Klim Prize News

Are environmental issues a legal concern? What are the mechanisms that control environmental markets and emissions trading? These are some of the questions that 2016 Nils Klim Laureate Sanja Bogojević answers in this interview.

What can be done to obtain more Nils Klim nominations from Iceland? This was the topic for discussion at the recent Nils Klim event in Reykjavik.