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First university TEDx coming to Denmark

The Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) will host the first university TEDx to ever be held in Denmark.

First university TEDx coming to Denmark
The event takes place at KEA's Guldbergsgade campus. Photo: Brahl Fotografi / KEA - Copenhagen School of Design & Technology
KEA will host a student-run full-day TEDx event on December 11th, focusing on “emerging voices, technologies and ideas.”
 
Speakers for the event include serial entrepreneur and author Lars Tvede, Guinness World Record holder Hans Henrik Heming and Syrian refugee Noura Bitta Søborg. 
 
“TEDxKEA’s goal is to inspire young people to turn their dreams into commitments,” organisers said in a press release. 
 
The lead organiser of TEDx KEA, Doug Costello, said that Copenhagen is the perfect city for such an event. 
 
“This beautiful city, with its free access to high standards of education, the financial security blanket of SU [government-provided student stipends, ed.] and the unbelievable opportunities that it brings, make this the best place in the world to be a student,” Costello said in a statement. 
 
TEDx events are local and self-organized offshoots of the successful TED Conferences, which invite some of the biggest names in the world to speak on various topics for 18 minutes or less. 
 
TEDxKEA will take place at Empire Bio in Nørrebro and be simulcast to KEA’s Guldbergsgade campus. For more information, visit TedxKEA’s website

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EDUCATION

Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for ‘life under lockdown’ study

Copenhagen University is looking for foreigners living in Denmark for 'Where have all the people gone?', a sociological study on life under coronavirus lockdown.

Copenhagen Uni seeks foreigners for 'life under lockdown' study
An empty square in Copenhagen. Photo: Romina Forte Nerán

Séamus Power, Assistant professor of Sociology, generated the diary-like study to examine how people in Denmark are experiencing the life under the strict measures brought in on March 11. 

“These measures suddenly changed the daily lives for millions of Danes and raise an important question: How have the distancing regulations impacted social relationships, family life, well-being, and mental health?,” Power wrote in a page on the study. 
 

Anyone who wants to participate can apply here

 

 

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