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Research award to Eva Johansson

Professor Eva Johansson has been awarded the Lyse research prize for 2017 for her research on our youngest citizens and their lives in kindergarten.

Professor Eva Johansson (right) was proud and pleased when she received Lyses research award. The prize was awarded by Group Executive Vice President Grethe Høiland in Lyse. (Photo: Mari Løvås) Professor Eva Johansson (right) was proud and pleased when she received Lyses research award. The prize was awarded by Group Executive Vice President Grethe Høiland in Lyse. (Photo: Mari Løvås)

The prize was awarded at the University's anniversary festival October 29, 2018. The prize was awarded by Group Executive Vice President Grethe Høiland in Lyse.


Leading environment

Høiland emphasized that Johansson has meant a lot for the building of the kindergarten research community at UiS. Throughout the years, research at the University has achieved great respect, both nationally and internationally, and now constitutes a leading environment.

In the justification for the distribution, Johansson is described as a very worthy winner of the research award by the fact that she has built up a fruitful and broad environment that she herself is at the forefront of with great professionalism and power.

Happy prize winner

Johansson herself was proud and pleased when she received the award, consisting of a diploma and a grant of 50,000 kroner.

- This award is an important acknowledgment of my and my colleagues' long-standing research in the kindergarten field. Our research is about gaining knowledge about the youngest citizens and their lives in kindergartens, Johansson said.

Excellent scientific work

Eva Johansson is a professor at the Department of Kindergarten teacher education at UiS. Since joining in 2008, she has taken responsibility for research management and brought a large proportion of the Foundation's employees to various research activities and projects.

The Lyse research award is an annual honorary award to a researcher or research group at UiS or NORCE (formerly IRIS) which has excelled with outstanding scientific work at national or international level.

Text: Benedicte Pentz