World Refugee Day 2024

A young boy waiting for buyers in front of his tent in Maarrat Misrin camp in the northern countryside of Idlib.

Photo: WFP/Fadi Halabi

Lost and Found

Nobel Peace Prize 1954 and 1981

“If they lose a child, it is like a double persecution”

The film Lost and Found – which spotlights double Nobel Prize-awarded organisation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency – follows Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents, with the support of the UNHCR. In the chaos of the world’s largest refugee camp, Hussein is a beacon of hope.

Nobel Prize laureates share their stories

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1994

Reinhard Selten and his family left Breslau on one of the last trains before all outbound railway traffic stopped.

Reinhard Selten

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Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

“There are certain moments I think that never, never go away”

Literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah’s works often focuses on the journeys and lives of refugees and people whose countries were occupied by colonialists. In this interview he tells us more about his literature and his own journey to the Nobel Prize.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

After fleeing from the Nazis, young Martin Karplus and his family arrived to an interim home for refugee families in Boston, US.

Martin Karplus

© Nobel Media AB. Photo: A. Mahmoud

Nobel Peace Prize 1992
Rigoberta Menchú Tum grew up in a country marked by extreme violence. Several members of her own family were killed by the army. She herself fled to Mexico.
Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.

New episode released

Nobel Prize Conversations
What are the benefits of creating a diverse laboratory? In this podcast episode, physicist Anne L’Huillier speaks about the importance of diversity and how she herself speaks and thinks in three languages. Also up for discussion are the consequences of becoming a Nobel Prize laureate. L’Huillier sees both the good and bad sides, including being a source of inspiration while having less time to write her new scientific textbook.
Anne L’Huillier showing her Nobel Prize medal

Anne L’Huillier showing her Nobel Prize medal during a visit to the Nobel Foundation on 11 December 2023.

© Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Dan Lepp.

Statement by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on the harsh and unjust sentencing of Narges Mohammadi

Nobel Peace Prize 2023
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has released a statement regarding the harsh and unjust sentencing of 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi by the Iranian Islamic Republic regime.

Read the statement here
Portrait of Narges Mohammadi

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Kristian Berg Harpviken will become the new Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He is currently Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). “I have worked with peace my entire life, so for me, this is the dream job,” says Dr Harpviken.

The Norwegian Nobel Institute serves as the secretariat for the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize since the very beginning in 1901.
Kristian Berg Harpviken (1)

Kristian Berg Harpviken.

Photo: PRIO

2024 Nobel Prizes

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In memoriam

Canadian author Alice Munro passed away on 15 May 2024. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 with the motivation “master of the contemporary short story”.

Alice Munro
Roger Guillemin passade away on 21 February, age 100. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1977 for discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain.

Roger Guillemin
Physicist Herbert Kroemer passed away on 8 March 2024, age 95. He was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics.

Herbert Kroemer