Friday 27 April 2007

Frederik presents Research Communication Prize 2007

Along with the celebration of the return of the Galathea 3, today Crown Prince Frederik has awarded the Research Communication Prize for 2007. Normally Crown Princess Mary would make this award as it is her patronage, but as Mary is on maternity leave, Frederik is standing in for her this year. This year the Research Prize was presented onboard the Vædderen in honour of its own scientific endeavours, to Professor Ole Mouritzen of Syddansk University for molecular research. The prize is valued at 100,000 DKk and helps to empahasise the objective of the Galathea 3 expedition to encourage scientific research as a career path for young people. (thanks Janne!)

Crown Prince Frederik's speech (in Danish)
Research Festival
press release about the award from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
The Copenhagen Post 'Galathea's floating social experiment'
Added: TV2 reported that Frederik began his speech by giving greetings from his daughter "who says she needs her mother today and who unfortunately could not be here today - but she has confidence in me as a replacement for my wife". This is a reference to the Research Prize being Mary's patronage.

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