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Fyens Stiftstidende’s research award

Three SDU researchers receive Fyens Stiftstidende’s research award

Three SDU professors – Kurt Klaudi Klausen, Anna Paldam Folker and N. Asger Mortensen – received the annual research award from Fyens Stiftstidende on Thursday, 16 November. The honour comes with DKK 25,000 for each researcher.

On Thursday 16 November, Fyens Stiftstidende in Odense set the scene for the annual awarding of the newspaper’s research prize. This year, the award was given to three SDU researchers from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Kurt Klaudi Klausen, Anna Paldam Folker and N. Asger Mortensen, to be precise, who could each go home with the honour and a grant of DKK 25,000.

Three unique researcher profiles

N. Asger is highlighted in his nomination for the award as being a top scientist who for more than 20 years has contributed pioneering research in quantum physics, solid-matter physics, optics and nanotechnology. As a research leader, he encourages and inspires his colleagues to perform at the highest international level.

Anna Paldam Folker’s nomination highlights the professor’s unique ability to combine top calibre research with an understanding of the life lived as well as the practical, day-to-day life in hospitals and municipalities. This is reflected in her unique perspective on public health work in Denmark, which deals with understanding complicated phenomena such as stigma, social inequality in health and mental health.

Kurt Klaudi Klausen is particularly known for researching in the field of strategic management in public organisations. He receives the Fyens Stiftstidende research award as a result of his efforts in developing and leading highly successful and sought-after master’s programmes for public managers, combined with his ability and passion for disseminating his research to practitioners and to students at the University of Southern Denmark.

The Funen Nobel Prize

The Fyens Stiftstidende Research Award, which is playfully and affectionately known as the Funen Nobel Prize, has been awarded since 1972 by Den Fynske Bladfond (Funen’s newspaper foundation, which owns Fyens Stiftstidende).

Read Fyens Stiftstidende’s coverage of the award ceremony here

Editing was completed: 17.11.2023