The Gunnerus Award
Honors outstanding scientific work
The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science is an international research prize of NOK 1 million. The Gunnerus Award was founded by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and awarded for the first time in 2012. From 2017, it has been jointly awarded every other year with NTNU.
The award honors outstanding scientific work for global sustainable development, and aims to promote research and strengthen the scientific basis of sustainability.
Previous winners include biologist Kamal Bawa, environmental researcher Carl Folke and ecology professor Sandra M. Díaz.
The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science for 2021 has been awarded to Professor Jianguo (Jack) Liu. Professor Liu holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at Michigan State University in the United States. He takes a holistic approach to complex challenges where people interact with the environment.
Professor Jianguo Liu.
Photo: Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration an Sustainability.