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On February 24th 2015, Lars Møller performed his music piece ‘Blue skies in Kamchatka’ at the conference ’Exploring Indo-Danish Cooperation’ along with three other musicians from Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. ‘Blue skies in Kamchatka’ fuses the Danish and Indian music style. The band consisted of Lars Møller on tenor sax, Mads Bærentzen on piano, Thomas Ovesen [...]

VIDEO: Aarhus Jazz Orchestra at Indo-Danish Conference

Tranquebar: A piece of Indo-Danish cultural heritage Tranquebar was once a Danish colony and location for trade. From 1620-1885 Denmark traded goods on Indian ground with the Danish build fort Dansborg as its keep. With trade as its foundation, Tranquebar became a platform for cultural exchange between India and Europe in terms of habits, lifestyle, [...]

The Tranquebar Initiative

VIDEO: Rasmus Rask – Indiana Jones of linguistics LINGUISTIC EXPLORER AND SCHOLAR Co-creation between Denmark and India has a long history. That history can be traced back to the 1820s, when Rasmus Rask travelled to India in order to study what we now know as Indo-European. Rasmus Rask was a Danish linguist who lived from 1787 [...]

RASMUS RASK

Exploring Indo-Danish co-operation in culture, education and science The Danish Cultural Institute is organising a conference about possible collaborations between Denmark and India in relation to culture, education and science. The conference will take place on the 24th of February 2015. The entire program for ‘Exploring Indo-Danish Cooperation’ will run from the 22nd-25th of February. The [...]

Exploring Indo-Danish cooperation

The Indian student and Youth Goodwill Ambassador, Nipun Garg, went to Denmark in order to pursue a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at Technical University of Denmark after having taken a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Thapar University in India. Judging by his first two months in Denmark, he feels that he has gotten [...]

Nipun Garg about studying in Denmark

In this candid conversation, Rohan Kini, founder of “Bums on the saddle”, takes a moment to reflect on his journey from running a weekend bike shop on a rooftop to taking an active part in the changing bicycle scene in Bangalore.  He says, “Biking in India is on the upswing, the validation for this is [...]

Ringing the Bell for Change

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By 2020, half of Denmark's electricity will be provided by wind turbines. Denmark has decided to lead the transition to a green economy and plans to become independent of fossil fuels by 2050 as one of the first countries in the world. The City of Copenhagen aims to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world by 2025.

Sustainable living

Denmark has gained world-wide recognition for its ‘Scandinavian Model’ with core values of equality, solidarity, and a concept of taking care of each other. Denmark has the highest income equality when compared to 168 other countries, according to the 2010 Human Development Report from United Nations Development Programme. Generally the Danes strive to run fair businesses based on transparency and mutual trust.

Peace, welfare and social responsibility

In recent years, Danish artists have had an increased contact with the international art scene. It is especially within the field of visual arts and children’s performing arts that Denmark has gained acclaim and world-wide recognition.

Arts and creativity

The Danish film industry is placing its mark on the international screen with various stylistic expressions and genres. Cinematography that reflects tragedies and is critical of society is perhaps one of the most widespread tendency in Danish cinema of today.

Film and media

Danish mentality and identity are largely influenced by the country’s history and the thinking of its philosophers. By maintaining old buildings and using them for something new and modern, the Danish society is uniting its past with its presence.

Heritage

Danish design, fashion, crafts and architecture are recognisable for their minimalistic form, combined with practicality and quality. With this style, Denmark has created an unmistakable trademark for itself throughout the world.

Design, fashion, crafts and architecture

One of the most notable things about the Danish education system is that it connects high quality education with an ability to question conventions and the conventional. Historically the open exchange of ideas has been central for Denmark to attain the wealth and level of research and industry of present. A lot of effort is put into inviting foreign students and international talent to Danish schools, as well as sending Danish students abroad.

Education

Denmark had 42 million overnight stays in 2010 where families represented almost half the amount of the visitors. But please don't come to Denmark for its beach life. The capital's uniqueness lies within its professional cultural setting of theatres, visual arts, music and festivals as well as architecture and traditional Danish cuisines.

Tourism, food and lifestyle

Close cooperation between universities, hospitals and industries has made Denmark a global leader in biotech research and innovation. Denmark has a high focus on medical research, and through cooperation with global operators, Denmark will put even more efforts into the field of genetic research in the future.

Science

One of the noticeable aspects of Danish worklife is its management culture which is dominated by a high degree of respect for the individual employee and a relaxed and friendly tone at the workplace. The manager prefers to be a member of the team and will typically see the employees as equals. For many Danish companies it has proved to be a successful business strategy.

Business

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