10 February 2022

Induction into the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Morten Bennedsen has been inducted into the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a prestigious organization founded on 13 November 1742. The Academy is a collaborative body and meeting place for prominent researchers from all areas, and as such it aims to strengthen the position of science in Denmark and promote interdisciplinary understanding.

The Academy has approx. 250 domestic and 250 foreign members. All members are top researchers representing fields from the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. Each year a number of new members are elected within two areas, science and the humanities / social science. In even years, nine new members of the natural sciences are elected, and in odd years, six new members of the humanities / social sciences are elected. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II is the Academy's patron.

The Academy’s mission in its own words:

The Academy’s fundamental purpose, as stated in the article 1 of the statutes: “is strengthening the position of scholarship in Denmark, particularly that of basic science and of the promotion of inter-disciplinary understanding. These objectives are to be archived by holding meetings and issuing publications through international collaboration and by consultative activities”.

Today the Academy also organizes many public lectures both with local scientists but also with outstanding international researchers within the natural sciences as well as the humanities and social sciences and the Academy both organizes and houses many symposiums.