Announcement of the 2024 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize

On Thursday, 14 March, the 2024 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize will be announced at the University Aula in Bergen.

At the event, the Rector of the University of Bergen, Margareth Hagen, will present welcoming remarks. The Chair of the Holberg Prize Board, Professor Jørgen Sejersted, will announce the recipients of the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize. We will also hear the citations from the Academic Committees, before the Holberg Prize Academic Director, Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, will lead a conversation between experts on the Laureates and their scholarly work.

There will be a musical performance, and a light breakfast will be served.


We ask that those who wish to attend the event in person to register on the link below. The livestream requires no registration. 

Register here.


The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The recipient must have had a decisive influence on international research. The Prize is worth NOK 6,000,000.

The Nils Klim Prize is awarded annually in the above fields, to a young researcher. The candidate must be a citizen of a Nordic country or be formally affiliated with a Nordic research institution. Also, the candidate must be under 35 years of age at the nomination deadline. The Prize is worth NOK 500,000.


to 10:00, CET.

8:00 – 9:00, GMT
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM, EDT

The University Aula in Bergen
Practical information
Free admission.
Registration required.