Working within the “Prize” Foundation in Milan, the General Prize Committee is composed of twenty members of international renown from all over Europe, and is selected from among the most distinguished figures in the humanities, sciences and arts.
The General Prize Committee establishes the subject areas for the awards and decides on the winners from among the nominations entered by the world’s most important international cultural institutions – universities, research institutes and academies – at the Foundation’s request.
  • Salvatore Veca (Italy)
    Professor of Political Philosophy at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS), Pavia
  • Bengt Gustafsson (Sweden)
    Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Uppsala; Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • Antonio Padoa Schioppa (Italy)
    Professor Emeritus of Legal History at the University of Milan; former President of the Istituto Lombardo, Academy of Sciences and the Humanities in Milan; Foreign Fellow of the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, Institut de France, Paris
  • Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh (The Netherlands)
    Distinguished Utrecht University Professor; President of the Academia Europaea
  • Børge Diderichsen (Denmark)
    Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Denmark, Head of R&D Outreach partnerships within diabetes and haemophilia research in China and other emerging markets; Vice-Chair of the Board of Novo Nordisk-Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Fund; Chairman of the International Advisory Board of VIB (Flemish Institute of Biotechnology) in Gent, Belgium.
  • Étienne Ghys (France)
    Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Pure and Applied Mathematics Unit, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Member of the Académie des Sciences, Paris
  • Andrea Giardina (Italy)
    Professor of Roman History at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; President of the International Committee of Historical Sciences; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
  • H. Charles J. Godfray (United Kingdom)
    Hope Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Jesus College; Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Nathalie Heinich (France)
    Research director in sociology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris); member of the Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage (CRAL) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris.
  • Jules A. Hoffmann (France/Luxembourg)
    Distinguished Class Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Emeritus), Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Strasbourg; Professor at the University of Strasbourg; former President of the Académie des sciences, Institute de France, Paris; 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or  Medicine
  • Peter Kuon (Germany)
    Professor of Romance Philology at the University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Luciano Maiani (Italy)
    Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the University La Sapienza, Rome; Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, and of the American Physical Society
  • Thomas Maissen (Switzerland)
    Director of the German Historical Institute in Paris; Chair in Early Modern History at the University of Heidelberg; Member of the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Erwin Neher (Germany)
    Professor Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen; Member of the Academia Europaea; Foreign Associate Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Society, London; 1991 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology
  • Marjan Schwegman (The Netherlands)
    Cleveringa Chair at the University of Leiden (2017/2018); Professor Emeritus of Political and Cultural History of the Twentieth Century, Utrecht University; former Director of the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
  • Quentin Skinner (United Kingdom)
    Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London; Fellow of the British Academy and of Christ's College Cambridge; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
  • Victor Stoichita (Romania/Spain/Switzerland)
    Chair of Modern Art History at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Visiting Professor at the Istituto di studi italiani, University of Lugano; Foreign Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
  • Peter Suter (Switzerland)
    Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Geneva; Former President of the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Carlo Wyss (Switzerland)
    Former Director for Accelerators at CERN; Expert in the design of superconducting acceleration cavities and magnets, for series manufacture by industry
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