Price prince von Asturien

the prices prince von Asturien (splinter: Premios Príncipe de Asturias) were assigned to 1981 for the first time by the donation prince von Asturien and become annually in Oviedo, Asturien assign capital of the principality to which in presence of the Spanish successor to the throne prince Felipe of Spain (and since 2004 of its wife Doña Letizia). The award of the prize represents - similarly as the award of the Nobelpreise - an academic event of first rank, not only because of the international winners, but also because of the composition of the jury.

The winners can be individuals, institutions or groups from the whole world, which are characterised by their personal record in one of the following eight categories: Art, literature, social sciences, communication and Geisteswissenschaften, unity, international cooperation, scientific and technical research and sport.

The consultation of the different juries (one for each price) begins in the month May and continues into September, if the decision in the sport price falls. The consultation of the juries is accomplished over two days in the hotel Reconquista in the center of the asturischen capital. On the second day of the consultation the jury president publishes the price judgement.

The prices are presented in the theatre Campoamor. A sculpture is presented to each winner, which was sketched by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. In the year 2005 the prices prince von Asturien celebrated their silver anniversary. The 25-year old anniversary of these Gala was celebrated in full splendour.

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social sciences

    • 1981: Román Perpiñá
    • 1982: Antonio Domínguez Ortiz
    • 1983: Julio Caro Baroja
    • 1984: Eduardo García de Enterría
    • 1985: Ramón Carande Thovar
    • 1986: José Luis Pinillos
    • 1987: Juan José Linz
    • 1988: Luis Díez del Corral and Luis Sánchez Agesta
    • 1989: Enrique Fuentes Quintana
    • 1990: Rodrigo Uría González
    • 1991: Miguel Artola Gallego
    • 1992: Juan Velarde Fuertes
    • 1993: Silvio Zavala
    • 1994: Aurelio Menéndez Menéndez
    • 1995: Joaquim Veríssimio Serrão
    • 1996: John Elliott
    • 1997: Martín de Riquer Morera
    • 1998: Jacques Santer and Pierre Werner
    • 1999: Raymond Carr
    • 2000: Carlo Maria Martini
    • 2001: The Colegio de México and Juan Iglesias Santos
    • 2002: Anthony Giddens
    • 2003: Jürgen Habermas
    • 2004: Paul Krugman
    • 2005: Giovanni Sartori

communication and Geisteswissenschaften


international cooperation

scientific and technical research

    • 1981: Alberto Sols
    • 1982: Manuel ball ester
    • 1983: Luis Antonio Santaló
    • 1984: Antonio García Bellido
    • 1985: Emilio Rosenblueth and David Vázquez Martínez
    • 1986: Antonio González González
    • 1987: Pablo Rudomín and Jacinto Convit
    • 1988: Manuel Cardona and Marcos Moshinsky
    • 1989: Guido Münch
    • 1990: Salvador Moncada and Santiago Grisolía
    • 1991: Francisco Bolívar Zapata
    • 1992: Federico García Moliner
    • 1993: Amable Liñan
    • 1994: Manuel Patarroyo
    • 1995: Manuel Losada Villasante and national the Biodiversity of institutes of Costa Rica
    • 1996: Valentín Fuster
    • 1997: Atapuerca research team
    • 1998: Emilio Méndez Pérez and Pedro Miguel Etxenike Landiríbar
    • 1999: Ricardo Miledi and Enrique Moreno González
    • 2000: Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo
    • 2001: Craig Venter, John E. Sulston, Hamilton O. Smith, Francis Collins and Jean Weissenbach
    • 2002: Robert E. Punt, Vinton Cerf, Tim Berners Lee and Lawrence Robert
    • 2003: Jane Goodall
    • 2004: Judah Folkman, Tony Hunter, Joan Massagué Solé, Bert bird stone and Robert vineyard
    • 2005: Antonio Damasio


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