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Encyclopedia > Norwegian Nobel Institute

The Norwegian Nobel Institute was established in 1904 in Oslo (Kristiania), Norway. The institute is situated in the center of the city, just by the Royal palace. County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


The principal duty of the Nobel Institute is to assist the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the task of selecting the recipient(s) of the Nobel Peace Prize and to organize the annual Nobel events in Oslo. The Norwegian Nobel Committee (Den norske Nobelkomité) awards the Nobel Peace Prize each year. ... Nobel Peace Prize (where Nobel is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable) is one of five Nobel Prizes requested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


The institute has a 180 thousand volume library related to peace and international relations. The Nobel Institute also has its own research department, organising research related to peace and war. The department is based on a fellowship program for visiting scholars from all over the world.


The Nobel Institute arranges meetings, seminars and lectures in addition to holding so-called Nobel Symposia, exchanges of views and information to which it invites distinguished specialists from many countries.


The institute has a staff of five, headed by Geir Lundestad, professor of history at the University of Oslo. Geir Lundestad (born 1945) norwegian historian and present Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Professor of at the University of Oslo. ... The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, norwegian ), modelled after the recently established University of Berlin. ...


External links

The Norwegian Nobel Institute and the Norwegian Nobel Committee - official site


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