Friday, 25 January 2008

Mary @ Elite Research Conference, Glyptotek

Photo: © TV2 /Scanpix

Yesterday Crown Princess Mary attended this year's Elite Research Conference at the Glyptoteket art museum in Copenhagen. The aim of EliteResearch as an organisation is to highlight and encourage the efforts and achievements of young Danish researchers. Mary was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting Tanja Doky. This is the third EliteResearch Conference, which was initiated by the Minister for Science, Helge Sander. Part of the proceedings is the award of prizes to outstanding young researchers, which Crown Princess Mary helped present with Helge Sandar. Among other items in the program was Swedish Nobel Prize winner, Emeritus Professor Bengt Samuelsson of the Karolinska Institute speaking about a career in research and how to go about reaching for the highest results in such endeavours. Part of the program also included a performance by DR's Radio Girls' Choir. The theme of this conference coincides with several of Mary's patronages, to encourage research and the virtues of research careers.

Photos © Tariq Mikkel Khan/POLFOTO

Elite Research Conference (in Danish)
Glyptoteket (English)
About the New Carlsberg Glyptoteket art museum, which was re-opened in 2006 by Frederik and Mary

From a TV2 news article 'Mary til prisuddeling for forskere' Mary at prize giving for researchers: Seven Danish researchers were today rewarded with DKK 100,000,000 each from the Minister for Science. Science Minister Helge Sander distributed this year's EliteForsk prizes to outstanding younger researchers, under 45 years old, involved in high-level international research which has contributed depth to Danish research.
"This year's award winners stand for the best that Danish research can achieve. They help to put Denmark on the world map and they are also role models," Science Minister Helge Sander said at the prize presentation.
Crown Princess Mary was also present at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, where she distributed money to 43 recipients among the youngest researchers.
Nineteen of them receive a travel grant of 250.000 DKK, while twenty four receive an EliteForsk prize of 200.000 DKK.

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