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The Nobel Prize Awarding Institutions

Who Selects the Nobel Laureates?

In his last will and testament, Alfred Nobel specifically designated the institutions responsible for the prizes he wished to be established: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry, Karolinska Institutet for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the Swedish Academy for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and a Committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1968, the Sveriges Riksbank established the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences was given the task to select the Laureates in Economic Sciences starting in 1969.

Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Literature
The Swedish Academy

Prize Awarder for the Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee

 

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