In the months of January and February, Madrid’s Marquis of Salamanca Palace will welcome the eight international juries deciding the accolades in the fourth edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, with total prize money of 3.2 million euros or 400,000 euros per category.
The President of the BBVA Foundation, Francisco González, Josep Baselga, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC), and Andrés de Kelety, Managing Director at the Vall d’Hebrón Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona, today signed the agreement creating the BBVA Foundation Tumor Biomarkers Research Program. Also attending the event was the Foundation’s Director, Mr. Rafael Pardo.
“The crisis will mean ten years of slow growth in Europe, but one of the drivers of recovery will be the switch to a low-emissions economy. We should not see the fight against climate change as a sacrifice, but rather as an opportunity.” These words were pronounced this morning by Lord Nicholas Stern, distinguished with the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change for heading the first study to quantify the impacts and costs deriving from the alteration of our planet’s climate.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category goes in this third edition to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for its contribution to “reducing poverty and hunger in the world by means of rice research and farmer training”, in the words of the jury’s citation.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes in this third edition to Professor Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago “for making fundamental contributions to our understanding of how economic actors cope with risky and changing environments”, said the jury in its citation.