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Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet is a body at

  1. ^ Nobelpriset - den ärofyllda traditionenKarolinska Institutet: , accessed on August 3, 2009 (Swedish)
  2. ^ Nobelprize.org: Prize Awarder for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, accessed on August 3, 2009
The other two Nobel Prize-awarding bodies in Sweden, the

In the early history of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was first awarded in 1901, the laurates were decided upon by the entire faculty of Karolinska Institutet. The reason for creating a special body for the decisions concerning the Nobel Prize was the fact that Karolinska Institutet is a state-run university, which in turn means that it is subject to various laws that apply to freedom of information legislation. By moving the actual decision making to a private body at Karolinska Institute (but not part of it), it is possible to follow the regulations for the Nobel Prize set down by the Nobel Foundation, including keeping the confidentiality of all documents and proceedings for a minimum of 50 years. Also, the legal possibility of contesting the decisions in e.g. administrative courts is removed.

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[2] at Karolinska Institutet, which has five members. The Nobel Committee, which is appointed by the Nobel Assembly, is only empowered to recommend laureates, while the final decision rests with the Nobel Assembly.Nobel Committee The main work involved in collecting nominations and screening nominees is performed by the [1]

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