Professor and head of the DNRF center iCourts, Mikael Rask Madsen, was recently awarded one of this year’s two Carlsberg Foundation Research Prizes. The prize recipients are nominated by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
On Sunday, September 1, Professor Mikael Rask Madsen received the Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Prize 2019 during the foundation’s annual party banquet at the New Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Rask Madsen is the head of center at the DNRF center iCourts at the University of Copenhagen. The center aims to explore the significant role that international courts play in society today, as well as the evolution of international courts over the past decades.
“It is a great honor to receive this prize. I am deeply grateful for the collegiate nomination, and for leading researchers from widely different fields of research to choose to award my research. It is a great recognition that makes me deeply grateful and proud – and not just on my own behalf, but on behalf of the many colleagues from home and abroad who are part of my research center,” said Rask Madsen to the Carlsberg Foundation.
The second recipient of the Carlsberg Foundation’s Research Award 2019 is DTU professor and head of the Center for Ocean Life, Thomas Kiørboe, one of the world’s leading researchers in marine ecology.
About the recipients of the year’s prizes, the chairman of the board of the Carlsberg Foundation, Flemming Besenbacher, said:
“It’s an immense pleasure to award the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2019 to Mikael Rask Madsen and Thomas Kiørboe. Both are passionate scientists who have delivered impressive and internationally acclaimed research in their respective fields of international law and marine ecology. Mikael Rask Madsen has made major contributions to overcoming some of the greatest challenges of our time when it comes to ensuring the continued stability and development of the international community, while Thomas Kiørboe is renowned for original scientific thinking which has heralded important breakthroughs in many aspects of marine ecology.”