27 June 2024

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen new DNRF chairperson

New DNRF chairperson:

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Christina Egelund, has appointed Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen as the new chairperson of the board of the Danish National Research Foundation.

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen new DNRF chairperson

For decades, Dahl-Jensen has been at the forefront of research related to ice core drilling and Arctic sea ice. As a glaciologist, she has helped to achieve groundbreaking insights into the climate of the past that can help us understand what the future holds. Dahl-Jensen is now embarking on a new chapter as she takes up the position of chairperson of the Danish National Research Foundation on  August 1.

Christina Egelund, in the press release from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, had this to say: “With Dahl-Jensen as chairperson, the Danish National Research Foundation will have a world-class researcher who fully understands the nature and potential of research. She is, at the same, time  nerdy, knows how to communicate, and can think strategically.

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen's ice core drilling from the ice sheet constitutes a major contribution to Danish and international climate research, which I myself have had the pleasure of experiencing up close. I am therefore very pleased that Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, with her experience and extensive knowledge, has agreed to lead the Foundation's important work to develop and support groundbreaking basic research." .


For further information:
Press inquiries can be directed to the Ministry of Education and Research's press phone: 7231 8181 or email: presse@ufm.dk 


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