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Published: 2021-10-27

Nobel program with Swedish and Korean researchers

NEWS On Tuesday, 2 November the Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program 2021 will be held. Swedish and Korean researchers comment on this year's Nobel Laureates in a virtual program open to the public. From Umeå University Ludvig Lizana, associate professor in physics and Gauthier Lanot, professor in economics, will participate.

Text: Petra Käck

– The Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program 2021 Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program 2021 is arranged by the Swedish Embassy in Seoul together with Umeå University, University of Gothenburg, KTH and Lund University. Swedish researchers from the universities meet researchers from Ewha Womans University, Korea Academy of Science and Technology, Korea Development Institute and Korea Comparative Literature Associationsays Helena Gradin, Assistant Head of Division at International Office.

From Umeå University Ludvig Lizana will comment the Nobel Prize in Physics and Gauthier Lanot the Nobel Prize in Economics.

The interest for the Nobel prize is tremendous in Korea och through the symposium we celebrate science, discovery and curiosity. The Nobel symposium hopes to raise the interest in higher education, research and development in the areas of science, technology and the humanities in both Sweden and Republic of Korea, says Helena Gradin.

Since 2013 Umeå University has collaborated with the Swedish Embassy in Seoul to recruit students from the Republic of Korea. Now the collaboration has been further developed to also include research. The Swedish universities participating are University of Gothenburg, KTH, Lund University and Umeå University. The collaboration project is also supported by the Swedish Institute and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The Nobel Memorial Program 2021 will be available in both English and Korean. Sign up to the symposium to recieve a personal link to the meeting or to follow the broadcast live on Youtube. The program will also be recorded. 

Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program 2021
Tuesday 2 November
05.30-07.30 Medicine, Physics and Chemistry
08.00-09.30 Economy
11.00-12.30 Literature 

Read more about the program and sign up
Follow the program live on YouTube