The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology.
The Prize for 2015 amounts to 4.5 million NOK (approximately 538 000 EUR / 735 000 USD)
The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is awarded annually together with the Nils Klim Prize.
The Holberg Prize is named after Ludvig Holberg, who was born in Bergen in 1684 and held the Chairs of Metaphysics and Logic, Latin Rhetoric and History at the University of Copenhagen.
Ludvig Holberg played an important part in bringing the Enlightenment to the Nordic countries.
- Mary Jacobus, University of Cambridge og Cornell University
- Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and co-director of the UCL Judicial Institute in the Faculty of Laws at University College London
- Etan Kohlberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Björn Wittrock,University Professor at Uppsala University and Principal of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS).
- Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi