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Nobel Week 2021 in Sweden

In December 2021, a select group of NSHSS members had a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience attending the annual NSHSS Nobel Week Tour. Participants traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for the festivities surrounding the 2021 Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies to experience the Nobel legacy first-hand, explore Stockholm: a world hub for sustainability and STEM research, and learn about Swedish society and culture.

Attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Visit the Christmas market at the outdoor museum, Skansen, and the Old Town of Stockholm
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Stockholm City Hall, the exquisite, century-old City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet takes place every year 
  • Attend lectures at Stockholm University presented by university professors about Alfred Nobel and the history of his prizes, international diplomacy, and contemporary Sweden
  • Tour the campus at Stockholm University and enjoy a Swedish lunch at the university’s canteen with local students
  • Have lunch at Accelerator Art Space, an exhibition space where art, science and societal issues meet
  • Visit Karolinska Institutet, the medical university that hosts the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
  • Explore the Nordic Museum, focusing on “The Arctic – while the ice is melting” exhibit
  • Ride a train to the nearby city of Uppsala and take a walking tour of historic sites 
  • Attend a light reception at the residence of the US Ambassador to Sweden, featuring a panel discussion on diplomacy
  • Visit the Nobel Prize Museum to learn more about the Nobel Prizes 
  • NSHSS Nobel Reception at Stockholm University, where participants watched a live broadcast of the Nobel Prize Ceremony and enjoy a special dinner.

Check out the 2022 Nobel Week!

Nobel Week Highlights

See More On Instagram

For an inside look at everything they experienced during the trip, check out the Nobel Week Highlights on the NSHSS Instagram!



Hear From The NSHSS Participants!

Silvan Voege

Palm Coast, FL

Satya Patel

Atlanta, GA

Madison & Kimberly Normile

Ardmore, OK

Jaden Ackerman

Tucson, AZ

Brenden Markham

Pierson, FL

Michelle Megnauth

Orlando, FL