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Stefan Jansson, plant scientist at the UPSC and Professor at Umeå University, was awarded the 2017 ÅForsk “Kunskapspris”. He is being honoured for his commitment to transfer scientific knowledge to the public.

The ÅForsk foundation awards every year “kunskapspriset”, a price that values
outstanding contributions to the dissemination of knowledge. Stefan Jansson was awarded this year with the following motivation:

“Stefan Jansson is a committed and untiring public educator who fights well and hard for knowledge. He is constantly active in the public debate, taking part not only in humoristic programmes but also in political debates. He informs about both his own and other’s research to school kids as well as to pensioners. He is active in bringing knowledge into the debate on GMO and organic farming to counteract fact resistance.”

“I feel incredibly honoured and glad”, says Stefan Jansson. “Actually, I think there should be more prizes that encourage researchers to use their knowledge in the public debate. It’s probably never been more important than at present.”

The candidates for the ÅForsk price are nominated by the Universities . One very prominent awardee was Hans Rosling, a Swedish role model in the debate on fact resistance who has received the price in 2006 but has recently passed away. “He has left great footsteps to follow in”, says Stefan Jansson. “very many like me will be needed to fill his shoes”.

Link to the press release from Umeå University 
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