The prize is awarded in recognition of personal effort and active involvement in human rights. The price is at NOK 30,000 and a lithography by Frans Widerberg.
Robert Quinn is the founding Executive Director of the Scholars at Risk Network.
The award was presented in the Old Ceremonial Hall (Gamle festsal) on Monday 19 November.
The prize is awarded by the University of Oslo after nomination by a committee appointed by the University.