Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest industrial foundations. Here,
ambitious brewing enterprise blossoms side by side with research and support
for the finest science, art and culture. The Foundation’s Chairman is not just
head of the Carlsberg Foundation, but also Chairman of the Supervisory board of
Carlsberg A/S. It has been this way since 1876, when Brewer J.C. Jacobsen
established the Carlsberg Foundation.
Foundation supports visionary and innovative basic scientific research. Research
that makes us smarter, addresses global challenges, produces growth and welfare,
and is universally beneficial. That is how it has been ever since 1876, when the
Foundation was established by J.C. Jacobsen.
University of Copenhagen and Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities archaeologists and geoarchaeologists have discovered the Roman Harbour at Lechaion – the main harbour town of ancient Corinth, Greece. The findings include well-preserved harbour structures dating back to the 1st century AD when the Romans had recolonised Corinth. The discoveries range from monuments built of 5 ton blocks to very rare, extremely well-preserved organic finds.
In 2017, brilliant Danish researchers and research environments have received DKK 200 million in funding for excellent research activities. The grants will contribute to securing Denmark’s leading position in international research.
Denmark is increasing its presence in India by opening a new cultural institute in New Delhi. The Carlsberg Foundation grants DKK 4M to financing of the initiative, which i.a. is going to strengthen the cultural and scientific relations between Denmark and India.
Danish archaeologists supported financially by the Carlsberg Foundation have uncovered objects with rare runic inscriptions dating to around 800 CE. The discoveries were done during excavations in the old Danish town Ribe.
Sune Olander Rasmussen, associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Centre for Ice and Climate, receives a Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship of DKK 4,5M to research in abrupt climate change. The project will provide new insight into the mechanisms behind the sudden climate changes of the past, thereby improving our ways of managing the risk of future abrupt climate change.
During the summer of 2017, UNLEASH was held in Denmark on the initiative of the Carlsberg Foundation chairman Flemming Besenbacher. During his visit to Singapore, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen handed over UNLEASH to Singapore in 2018.
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The Carlsberg family comprises a global brewing group, three grant-awarding foundations, two internationally acclaimed museums and a ground-breaking international research laboratory. The Carlsberg Foundation is the parent foundation for the Carlsberg family.