Norwegian prize awarded India-research

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Jensenius was awarded the prize for her research on electoral politics, gender eqality and development in India. Photo: Hindustan Times

Last week, the Norwegian scholar Francesca Jensenius was awarded the prestigious Nils Klim Prize for her extensive research on Indian politics.

The award ceremony was held at the University of Bergen, Norway, which annually awards scholars for outstanding research in relation to the Holberg week. “It is a great honor to receive this award, there are many talented, young scholars out there”, Jensenius said in her speech.

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Photo: Tor Farstad/UIB.

In the committee’s statement, it says that Jensenius is awarded the Nils Klim prize “for her research on electoral dynamics, development and the empowerment of women and minority groups in India and elsewhere”.

The Nils Klim Prize is awarded annually to young, Nordic scholars that has shown outstanding research within social science, humanities, law or theology. The prize is given in relation to the Holberg Prize, which is an international research award. This year, the Holberg Prize went to the Harvard professor Cass Sunstein.