It is rosling’s two co-founder of the Gapminder foundation, his son Ola Rosling and the dissolution confirmed Anna Rosling Rönnlund, which now is starting the fund.
– The usual is to get a professorship in his name was named at the university. But he wanted us to find a format where other academics and researchers who have important knowledge about the world’s development – that the public needs to be able to – get the opportunity to leave the university to folkbilda, ” says Ola Rosling told the newspaper.
Hans rosling’s death, during the week received a lot of attention in the media, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund says that the heavy days are illuminated by everyone’s reactions to the news.
– It is terribly nice to read what people have written. For me it feels important to tell you that it is so insanely comforting to take this on. We need to be many to replace a person as His, and it is possible.
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Task to pass on rosling’s heritage, according to Ola Rosling, above all, in spreading the knowledge of what he calls “a fact-based worldview”, and dispel myths about how the world looks.
– the Delusion that the world is two-pronged, that there are rich and poor countries, the idea that the world will be worse – many things will be better. The third [myth] is that the world’s population just increases and increases and nothing is done about it. But it is not – the number of births on this planet has stopped to increase.
in Addition to the planned fund has a fundraiser for UNICEF, established in Hans rosling’s name, which at the time of writing already received a little over one million.