News

28.06.2018
What do we know about the health, treatment and well-being of elderly people? The Danish Aging Research Center has just received a grant of DKK10 million
25.06.2018
We thank the 214 young researchers who have submitted applications to the VILLUM Young Investigator Programme.
25.05.2018
Three younger researchers will, through research in rockcod, MFAP4 and photoreceptors, enlighten us on eye disorders.
16.05.2018
The Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuich and the American researcher Greg Ward receive The Daylight Award 2018.
13.03.2018
Professor Christian Søndergaard Jensen, of the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University, has been elected new member of the board of VILLUM FONDEN.
23.02.2018
An evaluation of the VILLUM Young Investigator Programme concludes that researchers, who have received funding from the programme, have experienced a career boost.
30.01.2018
VILLUM FONDEN has employed Thomas Bjørnholm as Director of VILLUM FONDEN's grant area for research within the technical and natural sciences.
29.01.2018
The articles in the new Yearbook present a small section of the projects made possible by a total of DKK 1,263 million in 2017, divided into 916 grants.
22.01.2018
Professor in cryptography Ivan Damgård from Aarhus University is this year’s recipient of the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology.
22.01.2018
PORTRAIT: Early in his research career, he developed a theory for the protection of data – and now, 30 years later, practical applications are exploding.
22.01.2018
18 young and promising researchers from four Danish universities receive a total of DKK 153 million from VILLUM FONDEN's Young Investigator Programme.
15.01.2018
VILLUM FONDEN aims to increase the interest in science and technology in school-age children and to support the children´s general education in the technical and natural sciences.
10.01.2018
A DKK 28m grant from VILLUM FONDEN has made it possible to create a Villum Kann Rasmussen professorship at DTU for the leading international catalysis researcher Jens Kehlet Nørskov.
21.12.2017
Many of Denmark’s largest foundations have come together to create a new knowledge centre for foundations.
08.11.2017
The new Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing(CASMaT) will offer new opportunities for research into building structures and materials on multiple scales.
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
11 new VILLUM Investigators were celebrated on April 27, 2017.
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.
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.

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