STOCKHOLM, September 27, 2018 — Today, the Nobel Center and Stockholm Academic Forum (Staf), the peak collaborative body of the City of Stockholm and its 18 higher educations institutions, announced that they will launch a new, innovative forum to challenge scholars from different disciplines and universities to push disciplinary borders to reach new insights.
Today the Alliance parties together with the Green Party announced that they do not wish to have a Nobel Center on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. However, the question is what this really means. The Nobel Center project is currently being examined according to the process that the Nobel Foundation and the City of Stockholm had agreed on
When the 2018 Nobel Prizes are announced, this will attract great interest all over the world. What are the discoveries and achievements that are being rewarded this year? Many teachers share this fascination and would like to present news about the new Nobel Prizes in their classroom. This is now possible, thanks to a series of lesson materials from the Nobel Center.
Starting today, all third-year students at upper secondary schools in Sweden can download a free copy of the acclaimed book Factfulness: Tio knep som hjälper dig att förstå världen (Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think) by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund. The aim is to increased young adults' interest in science and facts.
The Nobel Center will be inviting the general public to Stockholm museums, libraries and theatres in order to celebrate and understand the new Nobel Prizes that will be announced during the first eight days of October.
Announcing the forthcoming opening of a new exhibition entitled A Right to Freedom – Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm on September 29, 2018.
Fear is a prerequisite for survival. Fear can also prevent us from living. Where does fear come from? And how are we affected by it? These are some of the questions that psychology researcher Armita Golkar will examine in the third Performance Lecture in a series organised by Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten) and the Nobel Center. The director will be Alexander Mørk-Eidem. The premiere will take place on Dramaten’s Small Stage (Lilla scenen) on September 11.
In May 2019 it will be time for the first Hans Rosling Day. This new focus on popular education will be organised by the Nobel Center and the Gapminder Foundation. With a combination of scientific credibility and playful pedagogics, we want to demonstrate the potential of science for understanding and improvement. The day will inspire the dissemination of knowledge for an even better world, in the spirit of Alfred Nobel and Hans Rosling.
What will Stockholm residents and tourists be able to do at the future Nobel Center? How will school children move around the building, and what will visiting researchers encounter? Today the Nobel Center organisation is unveiling its latest plans about how the Center will be used. An intensive effort that has been under way for the past year to develop the inside of the building is now completed. The results are illustrated with the help of new images.