Facts about the awards and previous award winners

Facts about the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research
The award was established in 1956 to mark Carl Holst-Knudsen’s 70th birthday. For several years, Carl Holst-Knudsen played a very important role in establishing Aarhus University. From 1933 to 1956, barrister Carl Holst-Knudsen was chairman of Aarhus University as well as the University and City Liaison Committee. He was involved in establishing Aarhus University from the very beginning in 1928, when he was a member of Århus City Council and was elected as one of the council’s representatives on the board of the University Teaching in Jutland.

Read more about the Award for Scientific Research and previous award winners (in Danish only).

Facts about The Victor Albeck Award
Senior hospital physician Victor Albeck from Copenhagen was the most important founder of Aarhus University. He moved to Aarhus to work as a senior hospital physician and manager of the maternity institution in Aarhus. From around 1913, he started working persistently on promoting academic communities in Aarhus with the goal of founding a university. After many years of development work and fundraising, he reached his goal in 1928 with the establishment of 'University teaching in Jutland', which was the beginning of 'the university we know today. The Victor Albeck Award is conferred to a young, talented, Danish researcher and will be conferred for the first time in 2021.  

Facts about the Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award
The Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award is conferred on promising young researchers who have completed their PhDs at Aarhus University the previous year. At the university’s 75th anniversary in 2003, the first five PhDs received the award in recognition of their research work, and since then the award ceremony has been an annual event. The award includes a DKK 50,000 cash award. In 2020, the Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award will be conferred for the 18th time. Five PhDs have been selected to receive additional recognition for their efforts.

Read about the previous PhD Award winners