Hans Rosling

Co-Founder, Gapminder Foundation


Hans Rosling is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet, and Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation. As a young MD he worked in Mozambique (1979-1980) where he discovered a formerly unrecognised paralytic disease that his research team named Konzo. Hans co-founded Gapminder Foundation, an organisation that promotes a fact-based worldview by converting international statistics into moving, interactive and enjoyable graphics. His award-winning lectures on global trends have been labelled “humorous yet deadly serious.”