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Young researcher receives prize from Jorck's Foundation

Tuesday 18 Dec 18
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Kira Astakhova
Associate Professor
DTU Chemistry
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Associate Professor Kira Astakhova from DTU Chemistry was one of the recipients when Reinholdt W. Jorck and Wife Foundation awarded three young researchers with research prizes on 13 December.

Reinholt W. Jorck and Hustrus Foundation honor young researchers for outstanding society-relevant research. This year, Kira Astakhova from DTU Chemistry was one of the chosen to receive DKK 300,000. In addition to this, Kira Astakhova also receives Jorck's travel grant of DKK 200,000 – a total of DKK 500,000 to her research and education.

 

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The award is given as a recognition and an inspiration for the continuation of her research and teaching.  

 

During 2018, Reinholdt W. Jorck and Hustrus Foundation has awarded DKK 11 million in honorary prizes, study grants, and financial support to various projects. The prizes were handed over by the Supreme Court President Thomas Rørdam, who is also Chairman of the Board.

 

Read more about Kira Astakhova's research and teaching

 

About Reinholdt W. Jorck and Wife Foundation:

Reinholdt W. Jorck and Wife built a considerable fortune at the end of the 19th century by hard work and extensive construction operations in inner Copenhagen. The son, Knud Jorck, created a fund in the parents' name on 4 April 1936.

 

The Foundation allocates considerable amounts to excellent research and education each year. 

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