2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Awards bestowed

The Jacobs Foundation has awarded the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and Best Practice Prize honoring outstanding achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development.

300 international guests of politics, science, business and culture attended the awards ceremony on December 4, 2015, at the University of Zurich.

This year’s Research Prize, which is endowed with one million Swiss francs, was awarded to Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the University College London (UCL) for her research on understanding emotional and social brain development during adolescence.

The Best Practice Prize, which includes an award of 200,000 Swiss francs, went to Gesamtschule Unterstrass in recognition of its “Self-Management and Socially Responsible Action” project, which focuses on the sensitive period of adolescence.

Please find selected images of the awards ceremony here.