René Jørgensen is the receiver of the prestigious Sapere Aude DFF-Starting Grant 2012.

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has launched the research career programme Sapere Aude – a talent development programme for the elite. Sapere Aude is a three-step research career programme: Step 1: DFF-Postdoc, Step 2: DFF-Starting Grant, Step 3: DFF-Advanced Grant.

The goals of Sapere Aude are to strengthen the coming generation of researchers, to lift up more female researchers to the top, and to be a launching point to the international elite. Sapere means to think, understand, reflect. Independent use of reason is emphasised. A direct translation might be "dare to think for yourself" or "dare the free thought". This is what Kant wants to say in the text passage which made the words famous as a slogan for the Age of Enlightenment: "/Sapere aude!/ Habe Mut dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen!/ ist also der Wahlspruch der Aufklärung" (1783).

Last revised 19 February 2018

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