International experts impressed by the quality of basic research in Denmark

Three basic research centres at Aarhus University have had their grant periods extended until 2019.

As a result of an international evaluation, three of Aarhus University’s basic research centres have had their grant periods extended.

“The international panels of experts were not only impressed by the research results the centres have produced. All of the reports from the panels express excitement about the dynamic, enthusiastic and creative environments they visited.”

This is how the Danish National Research Foundation sums up the evaluation that has resulted in the extension of the grant periods for three basic research centres at Aarhus University, along with six additional centres at other Danish universities.

 The three AU centres that received such an outstanding evaluation are:

The Centre on Autobiographical Memory Research (CON AMORE), headed by Professor Dorthe Berntsen, grant extended by DKK 42 million.

The Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM), headed by Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, grant extended by DKK 35 million.

The Centre for Materials Crystallography (CMC), headed by Professor Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, grant extended by DKK 55 million.

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The Danish National Research Foundation is an independent foundation that works to strengthen Danish research within all fields,  first and foremost through funding Centres of Excellence for grant periods of up to ten years.

By extending the grant periods for the nine centres in this round, the Danish National Research Foundation is doubling its original investment, from DKK 400 million to DKK 800 million.

 Aarhus University has a total of thirteen basic research centres supported by the Danish National Research Foundation.