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.
At a meeting just held, the Carlsberg Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected its new chair. Professor Majken Schultz is the new chairwoman and will take over the position as of 1 January 2022.
Between August 2019 and December 2021, the Carlsberg Academy underwent an extensive programme of restoration, refurbishment and technical upgrading. The ambition was to return the Academy to how it originally looked in the mid-1800s, when Brewer J.C. Jacobsen built the villa as his family home. This ambition has been successfully achieved.
292 of Denmark’s most imaginative and visionary researchers are today receiving a research grant from the Carlsberg Foundation. A total of DKK 456 million is being awarded, of which DKK 200 million alone is going to research within the humanities and social sciences.
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.
The Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes 2021 have been awarded to Eske Willerslev, professor of ancient DNA, and Dorthe Berntsen, professor of autobiographical memory.
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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.