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September 2017

26 Sep Become an Organiser of Aarhus Symposium 2017

Do you want to become part of the Organising Committee of Denmark’s most ambitious student-driven organisation? Now is your chance!

Currently, a few spots are available in the Support Crew of Aarhus Symposium 2017. As a member of our Support Crew, you will become part of the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2017 and help make this year’s Aarhus Symposium and Aarhus Symposium Focus extraordinary experiences for our attending students. You can expect to work together with a group of highly dedicated and talented Organisers with various backgrounds and skillsets and make your mark on key aspects of this year’s events.

What you can expect of being part of Aarhus Symposium

– A unique learning experience from hands-on experience with creating world-class events

– A strong network of fellow talented Organisers from a broad spectrum of fields of study and semesters

– The chance of becoming part of the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2018 if you are interested

What we expect of you

– You are an ambitious student currently enrolled in a university degree at Aarhus University. We encourage both Bachelor and Master students to apply

– You are dedicated to working with a wide variety of tasks together in various group settings

– You are excited to learn from working together with some of the most ambitious students in Aarhus in a strong feedback environment

– You are a natural critical thinker and keen on making your mark on Aarhus Symposium 2017

If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate to apply. Please send a short motivational letter (maximum one page) together with a CV to no later than Wednesday, October 4. However, you can apply right away as interviews are held continuously in the coming weeks.

We hope you will join us and help make Aarhus Symposium 2017 an unforgettable experience!

25 Sep Thank You For Your Contributions

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and contributed to this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Your contributions constitute a solid platform for connecting leaders of today with leaders of tomorrow. With the number of essays you have submitted, we are happy to announce that all seats for Aarhus Symposium and Aarhus Symposium Focus are taken through Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Therefore, this year, there will be no Sign-up Day, but waiting lists for this year’s events will be opened at a later stage. More information about waiting lists and whether or not your essay has qualified for the events will follow in the coming weeks.


Deadline for handing in your essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017 is tonight at 23.59. Do not forget to submit your essay if you want to secure your seat for Aarhus Symposium 2017 and Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017.

Upload your essay here.

22 Sep Speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to present the complete speaker line-up for Aarhus Symposium 2017!

The 12 speakers are divided into the four tracks as illustrated above. Secure your seat for one of these exciting tracks through Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017, and join a discussion with some of the most influential people in today’s society.

Take up the challenge, start writing, and hand-in your essay here.

22 Sep Carlsberg Group is a Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are very happy to announce Carlsberg Group as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017!

The students who contribute with the most extraordinary essays in Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017 will be invited to “A Day at Carlsberg” at their headquarters in Copenhagen. Here, you will experience the work at Carlsberg Group first-hand and get a unique understanding of the company.

Find all partners of Aarhus Symposium 2017 here.

21 Sep Margrethe Vestager – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are honoured to present Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017.

Margrethe Vestager has not only been one of the leading actors in Danish politics, but has also become an important actor on the global political scene. Vestager is the former leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party and now serves as European Comissioner, enforcing competition laws and securing a fairer economy in Europe. Her great efforts speaks for themselves as she is placed on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017 by Time Magazine.

Read more about Margrethe Vestager here.

View all announced speakers here.


20 Sep Dominik Bösl – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce Dominik Bösl, Senior Corporate Innovation Manager and VP of Consumer Driven Robotics at KUKA, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

Dominik Bösl has built a career on shaping the future of robotics. In his current position at KUKA, he is head of the innovation efforts to combine state-of-the-art robotics with cloud technologies and mobile platforms.

As the founder and director of the Robotic Governance Foundation, Dominik Bösl is also strongly engaged in the discussion on how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing society and humankind.

Read more about Dominik Bösl here.

View all announced speakers here.


19 Sep The Speakers of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017

We are excited to announce the four insightful speakers of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017!
Christian Friis Bach, Former Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, has extensive experience with policymaking at both the national and international level.
Edward Ashbee, Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, is a leading expert on contemporary populism and the neo-liberal right wing.
Thomas Schulz, Group CEO of FLSmidth, is head of a market-leading supplier to the global mining and cement industries with more than 12,000 employees worldwide.
Dennis Novy, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, is a highly renowned expert on international trade.
Under the theme “Globalisation in Reverse – The Danish Response”, the four speakers will shed different lights on how Denmark can deal with threats against globalisation; politically and economically.

Read more about Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 here.


19 Sep DONG Energy is a Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce DONG Energy as a Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017!

As in 2016, DONG Energy invites the most outstanding essay writers of Aarhus Symposium Challenge to “A Day at DONG Energy”, which takes place at their offices in Gentofte. The day will provide the hand-picked students with a great chance to explore the daily work in the largest energy company in Denmark.

Find all partners of Aarhus Symposium 2017 here.

18 Sep Steen Borgholm – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to announce Steen Borgholm, CEO of ECCO, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

In May, Steen Borgholm was promoted CEO after 17 years in different positions at ECCO. Hereby, Borgholm has shown his ability to foresee consumer trends across continents. With ECCO’s own production and retail facilities, Steen Borgholm will continue to act on business opportunities and ongoing shifts in trends to ensure profit on great quality.

Read more about Steen Borgholm here.

View all announced speakers here.