​​​​​H.M. the King’s Gold Medal is awarded annually to an excellent young researcher for a research contribution evaluated by the University of Oslo, and based on recommendations from the faculties. The research must be a true contribution to the literature within the relevant field of research.  

This year’s gold medal within social science has been awarded to Tore Wig​, who was an associate researcher at PRIO 2012-2015. His research contribution awarded with this medal is​ his PHD thesis: Beyond the Civil Democratic Peace: Subnational Political Institutions and Internal Armed Conflict​.

The medals will be handed out at an event at the University of Oslo, 2 September.

Read more here​ and here​ (in Norwegian).