6. December 2019

DNRF heads of center Rubina Raja and Carsten Rahbek receive the DM research prize 2019

For the 13th time, the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM) has awarded research prizes to two researchers, and this year’s recipients are both heads of a DNRF Center of Excellence. Professor Rubina Raja has received the award in the humanities and social sciences, and Professor Carsten Rahbek has received the award in the natural sciences.

Recently, the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM) announced the recipients of DM’s two research prizes in 2019, and this year the prizes go to two heads of DNRF Centers of Excellence. The prize for the natural sciences goes to professor of macroecology Carsten Rahbek, head of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, and the award for the humanities and social sciences goes to professor of classical archeology Rubina Raja, head of the Center for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) at the University of Aarhus.

The prizes are given each year to two researchers who have made a special contribution in their field and are awarded on the basis of recommendations from research colleagues. The prize also includes a monetary award of 50,000 DKK.

“I am deeply honored to have been awarded the DM’s Research Prize 2019. I see the prize as a collegiate recognition of the research and dissemination that I have done over the last several years – often together with my research groups, which deserve great praise and appreciation,” Professor Raja said to the DM in connection with the prize.

Read more about Professor Raja at DM here (in Danish)

And watch DM’s video about Professor Raja below:

For Carsten Rahbek, it is crucial that his colleagues nominated him for the prize.

“In a world of research where we are constantly being evaluated and criticized, for good reason and as an important part of quality assurance, it is so important that we remember to appreciate each other. And you can really say that this prize contributes to this,” said Carsten Rahbek to the DM.

Read more about Professor Rahbek at DM here (in Danish)

Og se DM’s videoportræt af Carsten Rahbek herunder:

Much more about this year’s awards can be found in the press release at DM here (in Danish)

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