Carlsberg Foundation is one of the world’s oldest enterprise foundations. Here,
ambitious brewing enterprise blossoms side by side with research and support
for the finest science, art and culture. Since 1977, the Chairman of the
Carlsberg Foundations has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
Carlsberg A/S. From 2022 the Chair of the Foundation has become the Deputy
Chair of the Supervisory Board of Carlsberg A/S.
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.
Many of Denmark’s leading researchers have today been awarded research grants by the Carlsberg Foundation. In total, the Foundation has approved funding of DKK 400 million, including DKK 124 million for research projects in the humanities and social sciences, and DKK 108 million for ground-breaking research in the natural sciences. In addition, the Foundation has earmarked around DKK 170 million for a number of Semper Ardens: Advance grants to be announced separately at the beginning of 2023.
Ten leading researchers affiliated with Danish research institutions have been awarded a total of DKK 179 million in grants under the Carlsberg Foundation’s Semper Ardens: Advance programme. The grants are to fund projects in fields as diverse as entrepreneurship, quantum mechanics, artificial intelligence and the human memory.
As a helping hand for humanities research, which has long been under pressure from cutbacks, the Carlsberg Foundation will be donating DKK 90 million to the humanities faculties at Danish universities over the next three years.
Lasse Horne Kjældgaard will start on 1 January 2023 as CEO of the Carlsberg Foundation, the first in its history. The move comes as part of the foundation’s ambition to strengthen its governance structure and ensure the best possible interaction between its various departments.
The Board of the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg has appointed Ulla Tofte as the museum’s new director. Ulla Tofte, who comes from a position as CEO of the M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, will take up the new role later in the year.
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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.