The Holberg Prize School Project

Each year the Holberg Prize stage a research competition for pupils in the upper secondary schools in Norway.

Twelve schools, and several hundred pupils from all over the country participates in the competition each year. The students are assisted by university scholars who visit the participating schools and present a brief introduction to scientific method and help the students develop their projects. The student's projects are part of the regular lessons in Norwegian, English, Law, Sociology and Anthropology, History and Religion classes. Even within these boundaries the themes of the projects still reveal some insights into what occupies the minds of today’s youth. the holberg Prize covers all expences for the participants.

First prize in the Holberg Prize Shcool Project 2014 was awarded Olivia Paulsen and Eline Rønvik from Elvebakken Upper Secondary School for their research project about the Finnish-Norwegian ethnic minority, the Kvens, and their struggle for recognition.

The finalists of the school project for 2015 will be announced May 11th.

Prize for the best educational programme

In addition, the Holberg Prize School Project also awards a price of NOK 15,000 to the teachers who presents the best educational program initiated as part of the Holberg Prize Schools Project. The aim is to encourage teachers participating in the project to share their experiences with others.


Project coordinator Barbara Wendelbo
tel:+47 55 58 90 45
mob: + 47 907 44 896