In celebration of Kim Møller

It is with profound sadness that we must share the news that Dr Kim Møller passed away on the 8th of August 2023. Although he was suffering from ill health for some time, the news has come as a great shock to us all.
In 1995, Kim founded Oxford Research, which provides specialised consultancy services to both governmental and non-governmental clients at the European Union (EU), Nordic, national and local levels. Although starting in Denmark, the company grew to include offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Baltics, Poland as well as an EU office in Brussels. Kim was also a former business school professor at the Copenhagen Business School and Research Director of the private Think Tank “Strategic Forum”. Kim Møller concluded his Ph.D.-thesis in 1985 on R&D and Patterns for Foreign Trade. He was granted the prestigious Tietgen Gold Medal for outstanding research for his econometric studies of links between research, technology and innovation indicators and performance indicators.
Oxford Research Denmark joined our European Network for Social and Economic Research (ENSR) in 2002. and during this time the Oxford Research offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Baltics also became members of the ENSR.  
In 2014, Kim was unanimously elected as president of the ENSR. One of Kim’s first initiatives was to organise the annual ENSR days, as opposed to having these once every three years. Since then, the annual days have become a yearly occurrence in Brussels, providing a forum to share knowledge and experiences between ENSR members, ranging from junior researchers to managers, and to also learn from the policy makers and special guests invited to participate. In combination with the social activities organised, contacts were made for life.
During his presidency, Kim was innovative and progressive and was always proposing new ideas and potential opportunities for the network. Kim always saw new possibilities to, in his owns words, ‘raise the bar’ of the network through arranging seminars, trainings, and workshops, as well as developing the ENSR SME Report. Kim was always able to explain the role, possibilities, importance, and value added of an international network of peers in a stimulating and engaging manner, showing a real passion for the work we did as a network.
It is not easy to describe the personality of Kim in just a few sentences. Kim was a larger-than-life character, an encouraging mentor, and a loyal friend, not only for us, but also for many other old and new colleagues throughout our network. He was an inspiration to all, from junior to management level. Kim left an indelible mark on our professional and personal lives, as well as on Europe. He was a big man with a big heart, a true one of a kind.
We wish his wife, children, grandchildren and Oxford Research colleagues and friends lots of strength in dealing with this big loss. He was very proud of you all.
Jacqueline Snijders