The first lesson package is being published today, October 2 – 24 hours after the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced.

“Nobel Prize Lessons” consist of different lesson packages – one for each prize – published within 24 hours after that particular prize has been announced. The objective is to enable teachers to use the material directly with their students. Each Nobel Prize Lesson package includes a slide show with a speaker’s manuscript for the teacher, student worksheet including questions, a short video that explains the prize and a simple teacher’s guide.


“Many teachers are looking for good educational materials about the Nobel Prize. We have noted that it may be difficult for each individual teacher to develop a lesson in a short period of time. So we believe the material we are now producing will be widely used in schools around the world,” says Annika Hedås Falk, Vice President Education for the Nobel Center.


The material is based on well-reported sources and also refers readers to more detailed information from the prize-awarding institutions. The main target group for Nobel Prize Lessons is students aged 13–19 but with minor adjustments or supplementary material it can also be used for other levels in education too. The material is being published in both Swedish and English. It is freely available as part of the Nobel Center’s new programme for schools and teachers, the Nobel Prize Education Network.


All Nobel Prize Lessons in Swedish can be found here:


All Nobel Prize Lessons in English can be found here:


For further information, please contact:

Annika Hedås Falk, Vice President Education, Nobel Center, +46 72 230 39 48


Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Communications, Nobel Center, + 46 734 12 66 75