Call for settings for H. C. Ørsted Medal for high School teachers 2019

Call for settings for H. C. Ørsted Medal for high School teachers 2019

Now it's time to set the year's high school teacher to the H. C. Ørsted Medal in bronze

Do you know a high school teacher who teaches science in a vibrant, inspiring and very special way? Can the teacher tease the students ' curiosity about science and elevate their professional level? Is the teacher exactly the reason why pupils are looking for a higher education in the natural sciences?

Then you have a great opportunity to help pay tribute to them. Now there are open options for the H. C. Ørsted Medal in bronze, which is awarded to an inspiring high school teacher with a special ability to teach science. Both pupils, teachers and rectors can, like together, nominate the year's high school teacher to the medal. The medal is awarded by the company for the dissemination of the naturalist and is sponsored by the energy company Ørsted.

Watch a video with one of our former medal winners here.

As something new this year, in addition to the Medal and Honor, the winner will also receive a 25,000 dollar travel grant and DKK 50,000 for a project at high school.

How to set?

The criteria for receiving the H. C. Ørsted Medal are that the trainer:
• Is engaged, imaginative and professionally skilled
• Delivers varied and inspiring teaching
• Manages to elevate the students ' professional level in an extraordinary way and
• Give them interest in studying scientific and technical disciplines

In addition, teacher training should be:
• Visible local, regional or national and
• themselves as ' best practice ' for general dissemination in education.

Send your setting including justification and with concrete examples of how to The candidate meets the criteria, no later than 29 March. October 2019 to

On the distribution

The company for the spread of nature has set up an evaluation committee to process the settings. The Committee consists of: study lecturer Per Dal Jensen, FHV. Rector Jannik Johansen, assistant professor Jeppe Willads Petersen, UNF, civil engineer Ole Mørk Lauridsen, Teracom and SNU, Business Strategy Manager, PhD Søren Damgaard, SD and SNU, senior manager Jesper Skov Gretlund, Ørsted, and FHV. Rector Hans Lindemann.

We distribute the Hans Christian Ørsted Medal in bronze and celebrate the winner on 9 December 2019 at the H.C. Ørsted Foundation in connection with one of the lectures in the Society for the spread of nature.

If you have questions about the distribution, please write to

Previous recipients of Hans Christian Ørsted Medal in bronze:

  • 2012: principal Jannik Johansen, Frederiksberg Gymnasium
  • 2013: Associate professor Emeritus Niels Hartling, Birkerød Gymnasium and associate Professor Peter arnborg Videsen
  • 2014: lecturer Pia Gommesen, Faaborg Gymnasium
  • 2015: Associate Professor Henrik Parbo, Aarhus Cathedral School
  • 2016: lecturer Martin Frøhling Jensen, Næstved GYMNASIUM and HF
  • 2017: Associate Professor Bjarning Green, Viborg Cathedral School.
  • 2018: Associate Professor Ole Bakander, Allerød Gymnasium

See all recipients of the H.C. Ørsted medal here

About the company for the spread of nature – live dissemination through soon 200 years

The SNU was founded by H.C. Ørsted in 1824. After a major journey abroad, he saw the need to have A company where everyone could come and hear about the latest advances in physics and chemistry – and these disciplines Potential impact on the nutritional life. He therefore gave himself lectures where everyone had access. Among other things, it was exploited by the Jacobsen Brewer, and in this way SNU was helping to form Basis for Carlsberg's pre-edge position in the past. Here almost 200 years after, CUNNING is still a focal point, Where prominent researchers disseminate the latest knowledge, often across traditional disciplines.

In 2020, it was 200 years since Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism. Ørsted and the naturalist distribution company (SNU) have partnered to promote the dissemination of natural sciences and technology to the Danish population.

About Ørsted A/S

Ørsted's Vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. As a global leader in green energy, we develop, construct and operate land wind farms, offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative solutions that transform waste into energy around the world. We perceive the whole world as our home, and we want to take care of it.