Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest commercial 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.
Semper Ardens Research Project | 28/07/2016
Jens-Christian Svenning | Evidence is emerging that megafaunas may be crucial for ecosystem function and may even affect Earth’s climate and large-scale nutrient cycling. Reflecting this, it is increasingly, but controversially argued that megafaunas should be reintroduced to restore their ecological functions to promote self-regulating biodiverse ecosystems (trophic rewilding).
Semper Ardens Research Project | 16/06/2016
Johanna Seibt | The production of robots with “social skills” or even “social intelligence”—drives a technological revolution of possibly unprecedented disruptive potential, both at the socio-economic and the socio-cultural level.
The Carlsberg Foundation has already granted 200 million Danish kroner for research projects in 2016. With the additional 110 million Danish kroner, the Foundation grants well over a quarter of a billion Danish kroner to Danish research in the current year.
Recently, scientists at Carlsberg Laboratory made an extraordinary discovery in the old cellars of Carlsberg in Copenhagen, Denmark. They found one of the very first Carlsberg beers brewed with the original pure yeast from 1883.
The Carlsberg Foundation support a wide range of topics. The Foundation has today funded ten Semper Ardens grants at a total amount of 117 million DKK for visionary research projects, which all have a great potential of contributing pioneering knowledge.
Dorthe Ravnsbæk received the prestigious award International Rising Talent in L'Oréal-UNESCO program "For Women in Science"
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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.