News

07.11.2017
The restoration of the iconic glass dome of the Palais de la Découverte in Paris has been completed, and all its light recovered. The restoration is supported by VILLUM FONDEN.
01.11.2017
Peer Leth, CEO of Troldtekt A/S, the company that manufactures acoustic ceiling panels, was honored with The Building Component Award 2017 for his commitment and perseverance.
31.10.2017
Thanks to the 197 young researchers who have submitted applications to the VILLUM Young Investigator Programme.
09.10.2017
Eight research projects from five Danish universities have collectively received 39 million DKK from VELUX FONDEN's core group programme for research in the humanities.
01.10.2017
Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Fisheries and Maritime Spatial Planning. These are the four overall themes of a symposium held by VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN on November 9, 2017.
07.09.2017
VILLUM FONDEN has appointed Agi Csonka to spearhead a new grant area focusing on children, young people and natural science.
23.08.2017
Five new projects will focus on the balance of the marine ecosystem. All five projects gather and combine existing knowledge about the marine environment - across research fields and across different interests.
04.07.2017
VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN have handed a book focusing on the Danish-French artistic relations in the period of absolute monarchy in Denmark to H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. Prince Henrik.
19.06.2017
VILLUM FONDEN's new grant area will focus on increasing children and young people´s education, interest and competence within science and technology.
13.06.2017
VILLUM FONDEN supports 39 unorthodox researchers who each have submitted their wildest project idea.
23.05.2017
Within the first two years, the international environment foundation has supported more than 90 projects actively working to deal with man-made climate change.
04.05.2017
At DTU's Annual Commermoration Day on 28 April 2017, former chair of VILLUM FONDEN, Lars Kann-Rasmussen received a special honorary award - DTU's Gold Medal.
01.05.2017
The grant is to strengthening the Food Bank´s income from business partnerships.
27.04.2017
At the upcoming Metro line to Sydhavn in Copenhagen, art will become an integrated part of the architecture. Grants from VILLUM FONDEN, The Obel Family Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation have supported the project.
27.04.2017
11 new VILLUM Investigators were celebrated on April 27, 2017.
30.03.2017
A dented cornflakes box from The Danish Food Bank, beautiful glass mosaics from Paris, several honorary medals, a 3D eyeball, books floor-to-ceiling....
19.03.2017
VILLUM FONDEN has just granted DKK 400 million for 11 experienced and highly acknowledged researchers within the technical and natural sciences.
15.03.2017
Den Danske Naturfond and Guldborgsund Municipality now invest DKK 15 million in forest at Bøtø on the southern Falster. The partners will create a natural habiatat for several of the rare species in Danish nature.
01.03.2017
VILLUM FONDEN has been honored for its longstanding commitment to the preservation of French heritage with the new French prize "Un projet, un mécène".
28.02.2017
Researchfish provides an overview of research results
25.01.2017
HRH Crown Prince officially inaugurated the new Experimentarium on 25 January 2017 on the familiar address of Tuborg Havnevej 7 in Hellerup
24.01.2017
In 2016 our two non-profit, private charitable foundations left their mark on the Danish society with 635 grants of over DKK 1.1 billion for significant research areas and projects within the social, environmental and cultural areas.
23.01.2017
Jens Hjorth receives Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology
18.01.2017
The grants are aimed at giving their research a significant boost and create even more excellent research positions.
19.12.2016
Are you a scientific researcher with a bold and daring idea? Committed to eye or aging research? Are you interested in contributing in the social area? So check out our current calls and application deadlines.
24.11.2016
The dormitory 4. Maj Kollegiet in Frederiksberg was built in 1951 for the children of the freedom fighters. Now, the listed building has reemerged after a thorough renovation.
24.11.2016
VILLUM FONDEN is inviting researchers to come up with a different research idea, which they have dreamt about trying out for a long time. The initiativ is called the VILLUM Experiment.
16.11.2016
VILLUM FONDEN has granted 30 million DKK for a new research center at the University of Copenhagen where software for future quantum computer software is being developed.
09.11.2016
Jakob Nielsen Vennike is one of the researchers who have previously received support from VELUX FONDEN´s programme that focuses on younger eye researchers.
07.11.2016
International scientists, architects and business communies attended an award ceremony in Copenhagen to celebrate daylight.
31.10.2016
The project ‘Plastic-Free Sea’Projekt, which is supported by VILLUM FONDEN og VELUX FONDEN has launched a Danish edition of the app 'Beat the Microbead', which can scan care products for micro plastic.
25.10.2016
VELUX FONDEN has once again supported a number of research groups within the humanities. Read more about the projects.
11.10.2016
Save the Children has launched one of the first non-fiction books about bullying for children. The material is aimed at in 3rd-6th class and is supported by VELUX FONDEN.
05.10.2016
The award puts specific emphasis on the interrelation between theory and practice for the benefit of human health, well-being and for the environment. A Ceremony will be held 2 November 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark
04.10.2016
The project Bio-Wide will run in 2014-2017 with support from VILLUM FONDEN. The aim is to create new knowledge about the Danish biodiversity.
26.09.2016
Monday, September 12 VELUX FONDEN gave a grant of nearly 8 million DKK for humanities reseach. This took place at Borup High School at an interesting debate.
13.09.2016
The book was made with support from VELUX FONDEN as part of the project “Children as experts”, where different groups of children and young people are talking about on their everyday lives.
13.09.2016
In late August, a number of environmental organisations meet to exchange experiences on running a large partnership project.
13.09.2016
The association Als Stenrev received 10,4 million DKK from VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN for the recreation of six reefs.
13.09.2016
Project Plastic Free-Sea aim at the goal of examining and reducing plastic pollution in the ocean in Denmark. You can see a film about the work here.
22.08.2016
VILLUM FONDEN has supported projects for children and young people in a number of Eastern European countries for a long time. Read more about some of our activities.
16.08.2016
150 million DKK over the next eight years to enable a new research center to make a break-through in the development of alternatives to fossil fuels
08.08.2016
33.5 million DKK for a new center at Aarhus University focusing on research into new materials .
29.06.2016
14 refugee boys from Skjern are in the process of completing fire cadet training.
27.06.2016
A study by senior researcher Anika Liversage, SFI show that Turkish guest workers from the 60´s are disappointed with their lives in Denmark.
16.06.2016
VILLUM FONDEN has granted over 45 million DKK for the expansion of Bornholm Art Museum with a focus on the part of the new museum, which will convey daylight and light art.
28.04.2016
The project ”Prepare Yourself” will develop and test new initiatives that will prepare young people for the ups and downs of life.
28.04.2016
With the investment of 20 million DKK from VILLUM FONDEN, Merkur Cooperative Bank will be able to expand their loans to a larger number of sustainable projects.
20.04.2016
The Employee Foundation can help out when employees are affected by difficult circumstances
18.04.2016
A part of the research activities at 'VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals' has started.

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