The Board

The board consists of nine members, whom must possess insight into research at an international level.

The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints the chair and one ordinary member without external nomination. The seven remaining members of the board are appointed by the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education following the nominations of The Independent Research Fund Denmark (3), The Danish Rectors’ Conference (1), the Joint Committee of Directors at Governmental Research Institutes (1), the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (1), and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (1).


Liselotte Højgaard (Chair)
Board member:Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Period:Jan. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2018
Appointed by:The Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Morten Overgaard Ravn (Næstformand)
Board member:Professor, Department of Economics, University College London
Period:1. jan. 2016 - 31. dec. 2019
Nominated by:Danske Universiteter
Bart De Moor
Board member:Professor, KU Leuven
Period:Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2021
Nominated by:The Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Christina Moberg
Board member:Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm
Period:Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2021
Nominated by:Independent Research Fund Denmark
Minik Thorleif Rosing
Board member:Professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen
Period:Jan. 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2019
Nominated by:The Joint Committee of Directors at the Governmental Research Institutes
Jesper Ryberg
Board member:Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy, Department of Philosophy & Science Theory, Roskilde University
Period:1. jan. 2016 - 31. dec. 2019
Nominated by:The Royal Danish Science Society
Anne Scott Sørensen
Board member:Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Southern Denmark
Period:1. jan. 2016 - 31. dec. 2019
Nominated by:The Free Research Council
Eero Vuorio
Board member:Professor and Chancellor emeritus, University of Turku, Finland
Period:Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2021
Nominated by:Independent Research Fund Denmark
Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres
Board member:Professor, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Period:Sep. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2021
Nominated by:ATV - Danish Academy of Technical Sciences


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