SCAS News - 26 June, 2023

News from the SCAS Community

The Leibniz Medal 2023 was bestowed upon former SCAS Principal Björn
by the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
(BBAW) at a ceremony on its recent Leibniz Day celebrations. He receives
the medal as a recogntion of his outstanding contributions not only to the
advancement of research within the social sciences and humanities in
Germany and Europe, but also to the international scientific landscape as
a whole.

In addition, Björn Wittrock was recently also awarded the George Sarton Medal 2023 by Ghent
University for his important contribution to the history and sociology of science. On the ceremonial
occasion, he gave a lecture on the topic of "Unexpected Affinities: Social Science and Global History,

Björn Wittrock is a Founding Director and Permanent Fellow of the Swedish Collegium and was its
Principal in the years 1996-2018. He is University Professor em. at Uppsala University.