Elite Researcher Award 2017: Three in a row
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.
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.
Elite Researcher travel grant
In addition to the three Elite Researcher awards, six highly skilled Phd students also received Elite Researcher travel grants.
From the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences:
- Andreas Rijas
- Ulrik White Mistarz
From the Faculty of Social Sciences:
- Simone Molin Friis
- Hjalmar Bang Carlsen
From the Faculty of Science:
- Frederik P. Nathan Williams
- Henrik Gotfredsen