Each year, the Ramboll Foundation grants financial support to the following three areas:

  • Research, studies and education
  • Current and former employees and their families in difficult situations
  • Humanitarian aid

In 2018, more than DKK 14 million was donated to 32 different projects.  In 2017, the Ramboll Foundation donated over DKK 10 million to a total of 25 projects. In 2016, the donations amounted to DKK 9,157,000 given to 17 different projects. In 2015, the donations amounted to DKK 7,028,000 given to 15 different projects.

Read about our previous donations on the left.


The Ramboll PhD

November 2019: The Foundation is happy to announce that six PhDs have recently been approved for funding with a total of 3.53 mDKK, in collaboration with the Ramboll Group. The PhDs cover a wide range of topics within water, energy, architecture, bridges etc. and are hosted in Ramboll business units in Norway, Denmark, Finland and the UK. The new PhDs are listed below. 

From 2019 and on, The Ramboll Foundation makes available an annual 500,000 EUR to PhD projects funded in cooperation with the Ramboll Group. The approximately five PhD projects per year are funded in a 50/50 split between the Ramboll Foundation and the Ramboll Group with the hosting business unit.

The Ramboll PhD programme gives specialists the opportunity to delve into exciting professional topics to unearth state-of-the-art knowledge and develop competences and innovative solutions to the benefit of themselves, Ramboll and their clients, and society at large.

To be eligible, you will need to have an agreement of employment in a hosting business unit in Ramboll. Applications for co-funding from the Ramboll PhD programme are submitted biannually. Prior to that, the candidate needs to have secured a green light from both hosting business unit as well as from a PhD School.

For further information, please contact Ramboll’s Head of Knowledge and Innovation Poul Hededal at

List of supported PhDs:

PhD titleYearRecipientGrant, DKK
Quantification of duration and effect of sources of pesticides to the groundwater resource2019Ramboll Denmark306,000
Microeconometric modelling of behaviour in the energy sector2019Ramboll Management Consulting1,200,000
Birometrics of architecture2019Ramboll Norway637,500
Hygrothermal behaviour of highly insulated structures2019Ramboll Finland118,200
Development of Models for the Dynamic Analysis of Floating Bridges2019Ramboll UK845,000
Management of open innovation in the public sector2019Ramboll Norway425,000
Integrated numerical solution for US – and SLS-analysis of reinforced concrete structures2018Ramboll Denmark610.000
Determination of wind load on high rise buildings using CFD2018Ramboll Denmark300.000
Acoustic Virtual Reality in the building design2018Ramboll Denmark419.733
Liveability in the Built Environment2018Ramboll Denmark485.000
Explosion loads on glass in facades2018Ramboll Denmark567.628
Improved Reliability Design Methods for Offshore Wind Turbines2017Ramboll Denmark635.000
True digital twin based on structural health monitoring (SHM)2017Ramboll Denmark750.000
Aerodynamic Stability of Long-Span Bridges2016Ramboll Denmark662.448