Celebrating the 2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Recipient
In a festive ceremony on November 17, 2023 the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize was bestowed upon Prof. Janet Currie
The Prize was established in 2009 to honour our founder, Klaus J. Jacobs, and his commitment to promoting evidence-based research in the field of learning and development.
Prof. Janet Currie, Princeton University, received the 2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in a festive ceremony on November 17, 2023 at the University of Zurich for her foundational work on the influence of context – such as policy decisions, environmental influences, health systems – on child development.
Fabio Segura and Simon Sommer, Co-CEOs of the Jacobs Foundation and Lavinia Jacobs, Chair Jacobs Foundation Board of Trustees welcomed the invited guests to view the film about Janet Currie’s work. The previous Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize recipient, Charles A. Nelson, held the laudatio after which Janet Currie gave a key note speech. The evening concluded with an exhibition on Janet Currie’s work as well as flying dinner and drinks.