Oslo next for Pernilla!

Oslo next for Pernilla!

Happy winners: Pernilla Carlsson and Runar Gjerp Solstad. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS.

Pernilla Carlsson won 2nd place in the regional finale of “Forsker Grand Prix” in Tromsø. This qualifies her to compete in the national finale in Oslo Saturday 28 September at “Edderkoppen Teater” at 19:00.

23 September 2013
Text and photos: Eva Therese Jenssen

For the very first time, the University Centre in Svalbard had a candidate competing in Forsker Grand Prix and Pernilla Carlsson made killer presentations at the regional finale in Tromsø. Both her four-minute and six-minute presentations received a lot of applause and very positive comments from the jury.

Owned the stage
The jury noted her ability to combine humor and relevance.

– I am very impressed. You really own the stage, said jury leader Ketil Høegh.

Jury member Eirik Mikkelsen from Norut noted that Pernilla managed to put her research into a larger, global context.

Although Pernilla had very good presentations, it was Runar Gjerp Solstad, from the Norwegian College of Fishery Science in Tromsø, who won the first place in the competition. Both will compete in the national finale this coming Saturday in Oslo.

Free tickets available
If you are in Oslo 28 September, you can catch the national finale at Edderkoppen Teater at 19:00.

The Research Council of Norway has a number of free tickets available, that you can reserve via e-mail: finale@forskningsradet.no

Pernilla Carlsson performing at Forsker Grand Prix in Tromsø

Pernilla Carlsson owned the stage during her presentations, according to the jury (far right). Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS.

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