The Nils Klim Committee
The Nils Klim Committee consists of Nordic scholars from the academic fields covered by the Prize. The Holberg Board appoints the Nils Klim Laureate based on the Committee's recommendation.
- Ástráður Eysteinsson (Chair)
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Iceland
Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Development, University of Oslo
- Xavier Groussot (on leave)
Professor of EU Law and Pro Dean at the Faculty of Law, Lund University
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä
Professor of Social Psychology, Danish School of Education, Emdrup, Aarhus University
Sara Stendahl (Deputy member 2022/2023)
Professor of Public Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
The Nils Klim Committee is responsible for assessing the nominations and presenting a recommendation for the Holberg Board. They begin their work as soon as the nomination list is ready in late August and meet in January/ February to make their final decision on a recommendation. It is the Holberg Board who appoints the Nils Klim Laureate. This usually happens at a board meeting shortly after the committee has handed over their recommendation in late February.
The acting committee chair for 2021/22 is Ástráður Eysteinsson.
Appointment of committee members
The Holberg board appoints new members to the committee. Members are elected for a term of three years, with possibility for reelection once. In addition to scholarly achievements, variation in geography and scholarly fields are also criterias which committe members are chosen from. As a rule, all five Nordic countries are represented amongst the committee members.