Hans Rosling: “Fact Based World View”
Hans Rosling can make complicated facts and stats sound like music to your ears. Now the world-renowned Swedish professor is coming to Blindern to kick off the autumn Global Citizen lecture series. His talk "Fact Based World View" is open to the general public.
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Rosling is world-famous for his lively lectures on the global challenges related to health, economics and the environment. Now Rosling is coming to Blindern to deliver a lecture called “Fact Based World View”.
Makes statistics come to life
Hans Rosling makes statistics come to life when he talks about socio-economic development. His lectures are well-known through the TED conferences and TED talks online.
Rosling’s famous 2006 lecture in which he compares Swedish students and Swedish professors with chimpanzees has been viewed more than 3.8 million times and translated into many languages.
His lectures have made millions of people all over the world look at themselves and the planet in new ways, as he shows the impact of our actions on our health and prosperity and on each other, crossing the barriers of time and space.
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About Hans Rosling
• Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute in Sweden
• Trained as a doctor and statistician
• Served as medical officer and public health adviser in Africa
• Known for his humor and special graphics to visualize statistical data about world development.
• On the Time 100 most influential people list