Time: Tuesday 16th June, 13:15 – 15:00
Venue: Aula Medica

At this session you will meet three people with three different perspectives on the Nobel Prize. Expect an engaging session full of insight and information.

Find out:

  • The Nobel Prizes – why the unique combination of disciplines?
  • Why the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine is based at Karolinska Institutet
  • How does a Nobel Committee work and how does it keep its secrets?
  • How to increase the chances of your university’s researchers receiving a Nobel prize
  • What to do (and not to do) when two of your university’s researchers receive a Nobel Prize
  • Thoughts on how to manage and develop the Nobel Prize brand

Professor Urban Lendahl, Secretary General of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet and Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, will give his perspective on the work of the Nobel Assembly during the nomination process and the announcement. Urban will also give us a unique insight into the history of Nobel. Christian Fossen, Director of Communications at NTNU, will tell us what it is like to work within Communication when two of your university´s researchers receive the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Annika Pontikis, Public Relations Manager at the Nobel Foundation, will give us a brief description of the communication work carried out during Nobel week and also provide us with an insight into the work involved in strengthening and protecting the Nobel Prize brand.


Speaker: Urban Lendahl
Speaker: Christian Fossen
Speaker: Annika Pontikis