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14 Mar Winner of Aarhus Symposium Award 2018

The winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2018, Soraya Redondo Mezmizi, Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen, calls for an increased focus on helping students develop soft skills. She points out adaptive learning technology as a method to achieving this goal.

In her essay, Soraya points out adaptive learning technology as a method to achieving this goal. The essay secured Soraya a private session with Ulrik Juul Christensen, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Area9 Group:

“Being out of your comfort zone means that you are developing as an individual. That is the best experience I can get from the Leaders Forum session at Aarhus Symposium”.  

Listen to Soraya Redondo Mezmizi elaborating on her inspirational experience of winning the Aarhus Symposium Award 2018.

13 Mar Interview with Ulrik Juul Christensen

“In a world where we are going to have an increased demand on humans, it is incredibly important that we find ways where we change the way we educate ourselves and each other.”

With over 20 years of experience within advancements in adaptive learning and computer simulation, Ulrik Juul Christensen, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Area9 Group, challenges the conventional ways of learning.

At Aarhus Symposium 2018, he shared his considerations on the current resource constrained environment.

Watch his full session here learn how Ulrik Juul Christensen and Area9 Group work to create learning experience tailored to the individual user’s needs.

06 Mar Interview with Rodin Genoff

With the world becoming increasingly interconnected, you do not have a choice anymore. You cannot go inward; you need to go outward.”

According to Rodin Genoff, Founder & Managing Director, Rodin Genoff & Associates, opportunities for businesses lie in collaboration. He states that bringing together passion, competencies, and energy will yield something truly incredible.

As one of the world’s leading cluster development advisers, Rodin Genoff & Associates truly understands the value of businesses reaching out and collaborating. By combining the knowledge of the individual companies, this will produce synergies that neither could obtain on their own.

Watch Rodin Genoff’s full session here and learn more about why both creating and maintaining connections is of the utmost importance.


”I think it was a very ambitious goal, and I think we are well on track to get to that goal.”

As President and CEO of Genmab, Jan van de Winkel creates purpose by setting ambitious goals. He delivered a compelling session at Aarhus Symposium 2018 presenting insights into how Genmab works towards creating the future of cancer treatment.

Since Genmabs foundation in 1999, their success is often accredited to their world-class research and development efforts and successful strategic alliances with top-tier pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies. As a result, Genmab was included in Forbes’ list of the world’s most innovative companies in 2017.

Watch the interview or experience the full session here to find out why setting ambitious goals is important for both Jan van de Winkel and Genmab.

04 Mar Interview with Christian Erfurt – speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2018

Listen to how Christian Erfurt, CEO & Co-Founder of Be My Eyes, was inspired by the students at Aarhus Symposium nd their aspiration to discuss some the core issues within the corporate world.

Christian Erfurt started his career with the launch of his first start-up in the healthcare industry when he was still in high school. Since then, Christian Erfurt has developed a deep understanding of how dedicated people can transform innovative ideas into viable business. This is done through Be My Eyes, an app that connects technology and a community of micro-volunteers to empower low vision individuals’ independence in society.

Watch Christians Erfurt’s full session here, where he addresses the opportunity of challenging the traditional business model by creating both purpose and profit through the app Be My Eyes. The use of technology enables Christian Erfurt to reach his goal of empowering low vision individuals’ independence in society. Watch his full session here.

03 Mar Interview with Afshan Khan – speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2018

Afshan Khan’s work has brought individuals, organisations, and states together in the pursuit of common goals: to improve the lives of those most vulnerable. By following her visions, Afshan Khan has achieved experience spanning from fieldwork, to strategic planning, and fundraising.

Listen to how the students participating in Aarhus Symposium 2018 motivated and inspired Afshan Khan, Regional Director, Europe & Central Asia, UNICEF.

Afshan Khan addresses, how Aarhus Symposium has provided a learning platform for ambitious people to exchange experiences. She believes the students’ experiences offer UNICEF new creative opportunities and challenges to address in the future. Watch her full session here.

26 Feb Re-experience Aarhus Symposium Focus 2018

The preparations towards Aarhus Symposium Focus 2019 have begun. We are dedicated to make the event even more inspiring and to ensure growth of this year’s Aarhus Symposium Focus.

In the meantime, you can re-experience some of our favourite moments from Aarhus Symposium Focus 2018!

25 Feb Re-experience Aarhus Symposium 2018

Aarhus Symposium 2018 was an inspiring day with ambitious students and dedicated speakers both ready to discuss and reflect upon the theme “CREATING CONNECTIONS”.

We are grateful for all your helpful remarks. Your responses will help us to reach our goal: to ensure that Aarhus Symposium 2019 will reach new heights.

We are pleased to share some of our favourite moments from Aarhus Symposium 2018.


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.