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.
The Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes 2021 have been awarded to Eske Willerslev, professor of ancient DNA, and Dorthe Berntsen, professor of autobiographical memory.
The Carlsberg Foundation has launched the "Vision 2050" initiative with the goal of creating a new vision for Denmark’s future. The ambition is to pave the way for solutions for the future based on sound knowledge, creative imagination, multidisciplinarity and well-founded views.
On 1 January 2022, a new member will join the Board of Directors of the Carlsberg Foundation. Professor Jens Hjorth from the University of Copenhagen has been appointed for a term expiring at the end of 2026. He will be replacing Professor Lars Stemmerik.
New research supported by the Carlsberg Foundation shows that we can reduce general infection transmission far more by limiting contacts between people who do not regularly meet than by limiting contacts in well-defined social groups consisting of people who often meet. The study has just been published in the journal PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Carlsberg Foundation has appointed two new members to the Board of Directors of the New Carlsberg Foundation. Lisette Vind Ebbesen, director of Art Museums of Skagen, and Toke Lykkeberg, director of the exhibition space Tranen, will join the board of Brewer Carl Jacobsen’s old foundation on 1 April. The historic enlargement of the Board from three to five members is part of the ongoing remodelling of the New Carlsberg Foundation with an eye to embracing an increasingly diverse and dynamic Danish art scene.
Climate change and increased population growth are challenging sustainable food production. The Carlsberg Foundation now grants DKK 19.5 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory, which together with several partners will develop climate-tolerant plants with higher yields and better nutritional value.
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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.