Novozymes, Holck-Larsen set up scientist exchange programme

Novozymes, Holck-Larsen to set up scientist exchange programme

11:37 AM, 13th August 2012
Novozymes, Holck-Larsen to set up scientist exchange programme

BAGSVAERD, DENMARK: With more than 12 million students, India is increasingly seen as a global super power when it comes to scientific talent. Now Novozymes and the Holck-Larsen Foundation fund a scientist exchange programme between India and Denmark. On 13 August 2012, Novozymes and the Holck-Larsen Foundation have joined forces to work with Danish universities to set up a scientist exchange programme, the first of its kind, between India and Denmark.

“With many, many excellent universities, India has a large population of talented scientists. At the same time Novozymes has a need for talented scientists with a global mindset. Denmark also educates excellent biotechnologists, who could benefit from going on an international assignment to give them a more global perspective. My dream is to connect Indian and Danish science in the field of biotechnology,” said Per Falholt, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Novozymes.

“This is why we’re establishing this scientist exchange programme to provide funds to send scientists off on an educational international assignment. I’m sure the programme will benefit both our countries and Novozymes,” added Falholt. Novozymes has a significant business in India with over 400 employees. In recent years the company has invested to develop a state-of-the-art R&D facility in Bangalore. The new exchange programme will also help to attract scientists with an international mindset and develop Novozymes as an attractive career opportunity in India’s scientific community. 

The programme will run from 2013 to 2019, and each year it will allow approximately 25 scientists to participate in exchange visits between India and Denmark. The funds will be managed by the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University.

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