Nils Klim Prize News

A Cornerstone of Democracy

In 2011, Jørn Jacobsen was awarded the Nils Klim Prize for his research into Norwegian criminal law. In this interview from 2017 he talks about why he chose an academic career, the value of legal theory, and challenges in criminal law.

How can we Reduce Inequality?

"I am interested in how laws and regulations that are meant to promote justice or equality work in practice. How quickly can we see changes in society?" says Nils Klim Laureate Francesca R. Jensenius.

Media Power: A Battle of Bubbles?

Fourteen years have passed since Claes de Vreese became the first Nils Klim Laureate. In this 2017 interview, he discusses pressing political issues and describes his research interests, which range from political communication and media framing to electoral behavior, and more.

The Nils Klim Interview 2017: Katrine Vellesen Løken

The Norwegian economist Katrine Vellesen Løken was awarded the Nils Klim Prize in 2017 for her research on different aspects of the Nordic welfare states, such as parental leave schemes and the criminal system. In this interview, the young professor shares reflections about her research, the field of economics and the importance of good data.

– Emissions trading is far from straightforward

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.

Cuts May Cause Loss of a Generation of Scholars

Following the Nils Klim Committee meeting in Helsinki on 29 January, there was an event at the Norwegian Embassy, as a part of the “Evening at the Embassy” series. Here, scholars and experts gathered to discuss the extensive university sector budget cuts that are being implemented in Finland and other Nordic countries, and the consequences for young researchers in particular.

Interview with Rebecca Adler-Nissen

Nils Klim Prize winner of 2015, Rebecca Adler-Nissen, is an expert in international relations, diplomacy and European integration. In this interview she explains her motivation for exploring these fields of study and her views on the role of the social sciences in our time.