2017-09-06 by Michal Smrek

This year’s Johan Skytte Prize laureate, Harvard professor Amartya Sen, will visit the prestigious Rosendal’s high school (Rosendalsgymnasiet) during his stay in Uppsala. Some of the pupils are enrolled in a programme geared towards global issues and sustainable development. An integral part of the curriculum is a field study in developing countries which results in a final report which the pupils need to defend. Most of the pupils use Amartya’s theoretical work in their final projects.

During his visit, Amartya will address more than 150 students enrolled in the programme as well as the staff and alumni. The pupils will also have a chance to ask questions in an open discussion.
The Skytte Foundation believes that it is of utmost importance to provide opportunities for respected senior researchers, which Johan Skytte Prize laureates undoubtedly are, to meet and inspire young pupils who might then follow in their footsteps. This is very much in line with the legacy of Johan Skytte himself, who established schools in the most impoverished parts of the Swedish realm in his effort to provide more opportunities to the young.
Amartya’s visit to Rosendal’s gymnasium is one of the many activities organised by the Skytte Foundation as part of the Skytte Prize Award. More information about the lectures open to the public can be found here!
Journalists are invited to cover Amartya Sen’s visit to Rosendal’s gymnasium in the morning of September 30. Those who are interested should contact Michal Smrek at michal@skytteprize.com.