30 September 2020

CEBI member David Dreyer Lassen becomes provost for research at the University of Copenhagen

Professor David Dreyer Lassen, 46, is the new Prorector for Research at the University of Copenhagen. The Rector, backed by the Board, has appointed him for a five-year period.

David Dreyer Lassen comes from a position as professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and chair of the Independent Research Fund Denmark. He is Deputy Director of the Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality, and he has founded the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS)​ of which he is currently the director. The Centre combines computer science and social science.

Dreyer Lassen was awarded the EliteForsk Prize in 2016 and has received large grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research, the European Research Council and the Villum Foundation.

As Prorector for Research, David Dreyer Lassen will be part of the University's senior management.

David Dreyer Lassen will chair the University of Copenhagen's Research and Innovation Council, which is responsible for identifying, pursuing and supporting the University's strategic development in research, innovation, research training and business partnering.

This concerns relations to both policy-makers and foundations. He will have a specific management responsibility for the department​ Research & Innovation in the University's central administration.

Read more in the external news article​ here