Elite Researcher Award 2017: Three in a row – University of Copenhagen

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03 March 2017

Elite Researcher Award 2017: Three in a row

Elite Researcher Awards

Professor Mikael Rask Madsen, Faculty of Law, Professor Klaus Høyer, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Professor Søren Galatius, Faculty of Science have received three out of five Elite Researcher awards.

The three winners work in widely different research fields; Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor of International Law and Courts, Professor Klaus Høyer conducts research into medical science and technology and Søren Galatius, Professor of Mathematics, Topology and Geometry.  They have each been awarded DKK 1.2 million as an appreciation of their efforts within research. Of this amount, DKK 200,000 is a personal honorary award while the remaining DKK 1 million is for their research activities.

Ground-breaking research into international law - Professor Mikael Rask Madsen

Professor Klaus Høyer conducts research into health from a humanistic and socio-scientific angle

Mathematician of excellence - Professor Søren Galatius

The awards were given by HRH  Crown Princess Mary and Minister for Higher Education and Science, Søren Pind, at an event at the Glyptoteket in Copenhagen.

“There is every reason to pay tribute to the smartest people in this country. With the Elite Researcher awards, we celebrate precisely those who with talent and diligence have produced pioneering knowledge. They make our society richer, and therefore we must celebrate them,” says the Minister for Higher Education
 and Science, Søren Pind.

This is the 11th time the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Elite Researcher prizes are awarded.  See more information about the Elite Researcher awards on the ministry's website.