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.
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.
The Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes 2018 are awarded to professor of financial econometrics at Duke University Tim Bollerslev and professor of structural biology at Aarhus University Poul Nissen.
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.
The Carlsberg Foundation awards DKK 19m to Professor Eske Willerslev from the GeoGenetics Group at Cambridge University and the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen for the Semper Ardens project “Uncovering the genetics of rice resilience to environmental stressors: An ancient genomics approach.” The project, which is carried out in cooperation with, i.a., Carlsberg Research Laboratory, will map the genome of past rice with the intention of identifying genes that can be used to make the rice of today stronger and more resilient.
Professor at Aarhus University, Jeffrey Hangst, who leads the ALPHA collaboration at CERN in Geneva, has publishing groundbreaking results in Nature along with his research team. The results take our understanding of antimatter to the next level and contribute to our knowledge of the construction of the universe.
Together with German research foundation VolkswagenStiftung and Italian Compagnia di San Paolo, the Carlsberg Foundation announces the call “Challenges for Europe”. The call offers funding for researchers within social sciences and the humanities aiming to explore long term perspectives for the challenges of the European continent and the European Union.
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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.