"I feel extremely honored and grateful for this fine award for my research work. I am particularly pleased that my research on aging and memory is receiving attention because it is an extremely important area of research. Due to the rapidly growing group of older people in our society, aging research will require major efforts in the very near future and therefore I am extremely pleased that my research is within Nordea's priority areas "Jessica K. Ljungberg, says.
Researchers who contribute to growth and development
The Nordea Scientific Prize was established in 2006 by Nordea's Norrland Foundation and is awarded to prominent researchers at Luleå University of Technology, whose research results contribute to growth and development. The researcher must be an excellent representative of the university. The prize money is 100,000 SEK.
The motivation for this year's winner Jessica Körning-Ljungberg reads:
"Professor Jessica Körning-Ljungberg is Head of Subject of Engineering Psychology at Luleå University at the Department of Health, Education and Technology. She conducts research on several different areas and contexts and with many different scientific working methods. The breadth of her research, shows itself in issues that include, for example, healthy aging, people's cognitive abilities linked to loneliness, ADHD, computer game addiction, education, stress and multilingualism. All of these research areas provide an understanding of and contribute to a higher quality of life and a more sustainable approach, which are to a very high degree in Nordea's interest.
Professor Körning-Ljungberg defended his dissertation in 2006 and has had a very strong science career. She has received research funding from several of the most prominent research foundations in Sweden and from major players in Swedish business. In 2014, she was awarded a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship. She has shown capability of great science production, has a large international network of contacts and has several assignments in the international scientific community. Jessica Körning-Ljungberg's commitment to Phd- and basic education is strong. She supervises a number of PhD students and is now leading the work of preparing the opportunity to establish a pychologist program at the University. “
"Nordea wants to stand up for everyone's equal value and opportunities, which are some of our most important values. It therefore feels extremely relevant and very valuable to be able to present Nordea's scientific award to a researcher, who in her research works with what belongs to our most important values. I look forward to Jessica's continued research with great excitement and curiosity", Anna Edin says, Head of Business Banking Unit at Nordea in Norrbotten.