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Author: Aarhus Symposium Organising Committee


Do you want to join a social network of fellow dedicated students? Are you interested in developing your skills and gaining invaluable practical experience? Now is your chance to join the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2019!

As an organiser of Aarhus Symposium, you will be part of a unique group of ambitious, volunteer students from different study areas, semesters, and backgrounds. What we all have in common, however, is a desire to push Aarhus Symposium to reach new heights every year.

Are you interested? Then submit your application to, containing a short motivational letter and your CV no later than November 18, 2018.

The Organising Committee consists of eight groups with different primary responsibilities. If you want to apply for one or more specific groups, make sure to indicate this in the subject line of your e-mail.

31 Oct Live-streaming of Aarhus Symposium 2018

We are pleased to announce that most sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2018 will be live-streamed.

Thanks to Get Visual A/S, you will be able to enjoy the interesting talks, even if you did not secure a seat for this year’s event.

From Friday, November 2, at 12:00, you will be able to access the live-streaming here.

 Please note that you will also be able to watch all sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2018 on our website in the coming weeks.


Aarhus Symposium Focus 2018 has now come to an end.

Thank you to all the participants for creating a great atmosphere, bringing interesting and challenging questions to the sessions.

Thank you to the four speakers for delivering impressing presentations and an interesting panel debate, sharing their thoughts on “Making Automation Work”.

It was a pleasure to see the engagement during the day. We hope to see you all next year for Aarhus Symposium Focus 2019!


We are happy to announce Lars Frelle-Petersen and Philipp Schröder as the last two speakers atthis year’s Aarhus Symposium Focus.

Lars Frelle-Petersen has spent most of his professional life dealing with the implications that technological developments have on the Danish society. Furthermore, as Director of Digitisation at the Confederation of Danish Industry, Lars Frelle-Petersen plays an important role in helping Danish businesses fully utilise the potential of technological advances.

Philipp Schröder is regarded as one of Denmark’s top experts on automation and the future of work. This is evident in his research at Aarhus University, his participation in the Danish Government’s Disruption Council, and various interesting research collaborations.

Read more about the speakers and Aarhus Symposium Focus by pressing here.

17 Sep Presenting the final speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018

We are incredibly pleased to announce Lene Skole, Jan van de Winkel, and Lars Jannick Johansen as the final three speakers of this year’s Aarhus Symposium.

As CEO of The Lundbeck Foundation, one of the biggest commercial foundations in Denmark, Lene Skole must constantly work to balance the needs of all stakeholders to ensure that value is created for the foundation as a whole. To do this, she relies on knowledge sharing and therefore knows how powerful creating the right connections can be.

President & CEO of Genmab, Jan van de Winkel, leads one of the most innovative companies in the world. Throughout his leadership, Genmab has excelled to become one of the most respected actors within their industry, striving to revolutionize cancer treatment through continuous learning.

Lars Jannick Johansen is Founder & Managing Partner at The Social Capital Fund, a capital fund developing and investing in organisations that strive to include the socially disadvantaged on the labour market. By doing so, he helps secure the vision of future economic sustainability and social cohesion.

To read more about the final speakers, please visit the following link:

10 Sep Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018

We are incredibly pleased to announce Niels B. Christiansen, Afshan Khan, and Ulrik Juul Christensen as the three speakers participating in this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

As the CEO of LEGO Group, Niels B. Christiansen, leads one of the most well-known Danish companies. For his challenge, he invites you to share your thoughts on how a company can enjoy the advantages of collaborating with others while protecting its core values.

Afshan Khan, Regional Director, Europe & Central Asia, UNICEF, spends every day seeking to create and maintain connections between individuals, organisations, and states to help improve the lives of children. She asks you to share your thoughts on one area in which every child does not have equal opportunities and how this issue may be addressed.

Co-founder & Executive Chairman at Area9 Group, Ulrik Juul Christensen, is a successful entrepreneur who stands in the very forefront of creating individualised learning platforms. Therefore, he asks you to share your thoughts on how to achieve a specific competence that will be important on the future labour market.

In order to secure a seat for Aarhus Symposium 2018, one of the challenges must be answered in a short essay. Learn more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge here or read about the three speakers by visiting the speakers’ page.

Stay tuned as all of the speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018 are revealed.


For the very first time, we are excited to announce MHI Vestas as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium, and we truly appreciate their contribution to Aarhus Symposium 2018.


A selected number of students have the opportunity to visit MHI Vestas headquarters for an exclusive workshop. You increase your chances of being selected by writing a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018.

Press here to read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge and how to write a good essay.

View the announced Partners of Aarhus Symposium 2018 here.

04 Sep Presenting the first three speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Søren Skou, Inge Berneke, and Christian Erfurt on November 2, 2018, for this year’s Aarhus Symposium.

As the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s biggest shipping company, A.P. Moller -Maersk, Søren Skou carries the responsibility of ensuring the alignment of more than 76,000 employees.

Ranked one of the most influential people in the global shipping industry, Søren Skou has an exclusive insight into why Creating Connections is of such vitality today.

Through her position as Partner at Egon Zehnder, a company specialising in executive recruitment, Inge Berneke truly has a great understanding of the importance of connecting the right people with the right businesses and of what it takes to be a great leader.

The entrepreneur, Christian Erfurt, has changed many lives co-founding the app, Be My Eyes, connecting the blind and poor-seeing with volunteers that help them perform everyday tasks. He thus offers knowledge on not only how to connect people, but also on succeeding as an entrepreneur.

Please visit the following link for more information on the speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018:

Stay tuned as we reveal the final speakers of Aarhus Symposium 2018!


For the first time, we are thrilled to announce Velux as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium.

We would like to thank them for their contribution to Aarhus Symposium 2018!


Velux invites a selected number of students to participate in an exclusive workshop at their headquarters. You increase the opportunity to be selected by writing a good essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2018.

Press here to read more about Aarhus Symposium Challenge and how to write a good essay.

View the announced partners here.