2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards Bestowed

The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and Best Practice Prize honoring outstanding achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development.

260 international guests of politics, science, business and culture attended the awards ceremony on December 5, 2014, at the University of Zurich.

This year’s Research Prize, which is endowed with one million Swiss francs, was awarded to Professor Michael Meaney of the McGill University, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Canada.

The Best Practice Prize, which includes an award of 200,000 Swiss francs, went to Zambia’s SHARPZ (Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia) organization.

Please find selected images of the awards ceremony here.