Kalle Moene awarded prestigous communication of science prize
During the opening of the Research Week on September 23, Professor Kalle Moene (Head of ESOP) was awarded the Norwegian Research Council’s Award for Excellence in Communication of Science. The prize was announced by the Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education Ms. Tora Aasland for communication of science of high quality in form and content to a broad public.
The jury highlights that Professor Moene has been news-worthy and to-the-point in his communication of science, and that he maintains a high academic standard whilst managing to communicate far beyond the limits of his strand. Moene is often referred to as commentator and columnist and has an extensive production of chronicles, letters to the editor and popular scientific articles. The jury furthermore emphasises Moene’s availability for the media and beyond.
In his speech of reception, Professor Moene drew attention to his many talented colleagues at ESOP, who conduct interesting research which deserves attention. Inspired by the theme of the Norwegian Research Week which is chemistry, Moene launched the concept “the chemistry of equality” which to some extent describes ESOP’s research focus. “In egalitarian societies such as the Nordic ones, increases in inequality get noticed. And people are very concerned about this topic”.
Photo and text: Martin Flatø, ESOP
Kalle Moene receives prize