The first Nobel Teacher Summit gathered 350 teachers from 15 countries in Stockholm on 6 October 2017 – an inspirational day with Nobel Laureates and other experts. Discussions focused on the role of science in schools, teacher development and the unifying force of humanism.

Ben Feringa

Kids are so smart. It is amazing which questions they ask. I sometimes have to say that I have to study and come back with an answer tomorrow.

Bernard Feringa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016 interviewed on stage by Gustav Källlstrand.

Herta Müller

Herta Müller, Nobel Laureate in Literature 2009, talked about her life under a dictatorship – both how it was to go to school and be a teacher under those circumstances.

  • Ben Feringa interviewed at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

  • Herta Müller speaking at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

  • Ben Feringa interviewed at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

  • Herta Müller speaking at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Teachers

The day was filled with discussions and questions on values, truth and teaching.

What do you think is most important in order to vaccinate your students against populism, alarmism and disinformation?

was one of several questions posed by the moderators for the day.

Shirin Ebadi

Do not be upset by setbacks, it could lead to greater things.

Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003.

  • Teachers in discussion at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud.

  • Shirin Ebadi interviewed at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud.

  • Teachers in discussion at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud.

  • Shirin Ebadi interviewed at Nobel Teacher Summit 2017. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud.

Resources

Speakers

At Nobel Teacher Summit 2017, you met

  • Shirin Ebadi, Lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2003
  • Herta Müller, Author and Nobel Laureate in Literature 2009
  • Ben Feringa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016 and Professor of Molecular Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Anna Ekström, Sweden’s Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training
  • Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation
  • Inger Eriksson, Professor in Education at Stockholm University
  • Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science
  • Ola Rosling, President and Co-founder of the Gapminder foundation
  • Åsa Fahlén, Chairman of The National Union of Teachers in Sweden
  • Johanna Jaara Åstrand, President of The Swedish Teachers’ Union
  • Gapminder
  • The Young Academy of Sweden
  • Stockholm Teaching and Learning Studies, STLS
  • Besatta Teatern
  • Morgan Ågren, Drummer and house band
  • Svante Weyler, Publisher and journalist
  • Carl-Johan Markstedt, Nobel Peace Prize expert, Nobel Museum
  • Highway Stompers, live jazzband
  • Anna Sjöström Douagi, Programme Director, Nobel Center
  • Gustav Källstrand, Senior Curator, Nobel Center
  • Annika Hedås Falk, Head of Educational Programmes, Nobel Center