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.
13 prominent researchers are granted a Semper Ardens research project by the Carlsberg Foundation. The grants are intended to foster scientific breakthroughs, ensure Denmark’s leading role in international top-level research and contribute to solving global challenges.
Together with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Flemming Besenbacher participated in the opening ceremony of the new Danish cultural institute in New Delhi this past weekend. The Carlsberg Foundation has donated DKK 4 million to the institute.
Researchers funded by the Carlsberg Foundation argue, that due to the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet huge deposits of sand along the coast appear and offer a new and unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic people.
The Carlsberg Foundation offers two ‘HM Queen Margrethe II Distinguished Research Project on the Danish-Estonian common history’ with an April 15, 2019 deadline. Her Majesty the Queen has given her consent to handing out the scholarships as part of the 800th anniversary of “Dannebrog” in Tallinn on June 15, 2019.
On Monday evening in Davos, Switzerland, the Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation and Carlsberg A/S, Professor Flemming Besenbacher, received The Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership 2019.
One of the world’s leading researchers on catalysis, Prof. Jens Kehlet Nørskov from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), received the Niels Bohr International Gold Medal yesterday. The medal was founded by the Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, and presented by HM Queen Margrethe at a special event at the Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen.
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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.