Jens Kehlet Nørskov appointed new chair of the Danish National Research Foundation

The minister of Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers, has appointed Jens Kehlet Nørskov, a professor at DTU, as the new chair of the Danish National Research Foundation. Nørskov will assume the role of chair on January 1, 2019; he will succeed Professor Liselotte Højgaard.

Read the press release here

The DNRF Annual meeting 2018 - Diversity and Excellence

On Friday, November 8, the DNRF’s Annual Meeting 2018 was held at The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. This year’s theme was diversity in research. Read the publication ‘Diversity and Excellence in Recruitment and Career Development’ here.

News from CEBI: The difference in life span between wealthy and poor is smaller than hitherto expected

Researchers from the DNRF’s Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new analytic method to calculate inequality in expected life spans between wealthy and poor people with greater precision. The study was recently published in the journal PNAS.

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Submit your photo now: Photographing Science – a DNRF photo competition

Photos have the ability to unseal the world of science in a surprising and inviting way by its beauty or otherwise fascinating appeal. The DNRF would like to share with a broader audience how scientific discovery each day advances our knowledge of ourselves and the world we live. To this end, the foundation launches a photo competition based on an interest in the photograph’s potential as documentation and communication of scientific research.

We hereby invite the Danish scientific community to submit their best photos to the contest and hereby contribute to scientific storytelling to a broad audience.

read more about the competition here