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Berlin Wins 2009 Prince of Asturias Prize for Concord

  September 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm by

The last of eight 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards was announced today in Oviedo by D. Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Jury. It goes to the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “The Berlin Wall, symbol of Europe’s reunification of Germany, was for decades the worldwide representation of the Cold War.” With this statement … Continue reading

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Yelena Isinbaeva new Princess of Sport

  September 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm by

The jury for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, presided over by Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980-2001, has bestowed the award to Russian athlete Yelena Isinbaeva. Members of the jury considered Isinbaeva’s life and work “one of those not only examples to others, but who have also reached new heights in man’s quest to surpass himself, and whose efforts have contributed to … Continue reading

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Ismaíl Kadaré, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters

  June 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm by

Six of the eight Awards which are presented annually by the Prince of Asturias Foundation have been bestowed already; the awards for sport and concord will be announced in September. The Award for Letters was officially announced on Wednesday 24 June and goes to Albanian writer Ismaíl Kadaré. The Jury considers his work to be full of beauty and profound commitment. “Using everyday language which is nonetheless full of lyricism, … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

  June 24, 2009 at 2:30 am by

On Wednesday 17 in Oviedo, the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research has officially announced their decission to bestow the award to Martin Cooper, discover of the the first handheld mobile telephone and to Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the man who chose the @ sign to separate local from global e-mails in the mail address. The jury considers that these two discoveries are among the … Continue reading

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The University of Mexico, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities

  June 10, 2009 at 7:56 am by

Today in Oviedo, the jury for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities has decided to bestow the prize to the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The jury considers that “throughout the hundred years of its existence, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been the academic and educational model for numerous generations of students from diverse countries and has provided the Ibero-American sphere with the most … Continue reading

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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

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World Health Organization, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

  May 27, 2009 at 8:13 am by

The second of the eight Prince of Asturias Award has been announced today in Oviedo. It goes to the World Health Organization. The jury, presided over by Antonio Garrigues Walker, has agreed to bestow the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation to the World Health Organization, due to it being considered one of the most respected international institutions “for its efforts towards the coordination and cooperation between countries … Continue reading

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Norman Foster, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

  May 20, 2009 at 5:41 am by

The jury responsible for awarding the 2009 award for the Arts, presided over by José Lladó y Fernández-Urrutia, has agreed to bestow this prestigious award to Sir Norman Robert Foster, “whose work of universal scope combines aesthetic quality, intellectual reflection and a dialogue between territory and citizens via an original mastery of space, light and matter. Norman Foster, an architect of the global era, brilliantly anticipates the only polis possible … Continue reading

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Preparations for the Prince of Asturias Awards 2009 Have Begun

  February 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm by

The call for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Awards is now open. The Foundation has begun distributing the pamphlet containing the official announcement for candidatures and rules for the Prince of Asturias Awards 2009. There are eight awards: Communication and Humanities, Arts, Letters, Social Sciences, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Sports, and Concord. Each of the eight recipients is awarded 50,000 euros, a sculpture by Joan Miro, a diploma, … Continue reading

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