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2014.02.05 13:36

Denmark seeks to promote exchange of talent and culture with Lithuania

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2014.02.05 13:36

 In February of 2014, the Royal Danish Embassy in Vilnius will be hosting Lithuanian students interested in studying in Denmark, for two nights of Danish Cinema, Copenhagen Capacity, the Danish capital city region’s official organisation for investment promotion, business development and cluster growth, has informed.

 In February of 2014, the Royal Danish Embassy in Vilnius will be hosting Lithuanian students interested in studying in Denmark, for two nights of Danish Cinema, Copenhagen Capacity, the Danish capital city region’s official organisation for investment promotion, business development and cluster growth, has informed.

The screenings are part of a series of events being hosted in Vilnius to raise awareness of the Danish culture and study opportunities, held in co-operation with the Youth Ambassadors for Denmark and the Danish Film Institute.

A group of Lithuanian students who are completing studies in Denmark are returning to Vilnius to share their experiences of life in Denmark. The four students are keen to promote international exchange opportunities, so much so that they have formally been appointed as Youth Ambassadors for Denmark.

Andrius, taking a Masters in biotechnology at Aalborg University, explains: “When I arrived in Denmark, I applied to become a Youth Goodwill Ambassadors of Denmark and I am very excited that I was accepted.”

“The Ambassadors’ task is to promote Denmark to my peers in Lithuania with the overall objective of sharing my personal story about international student mobility to foster intercultural exchange and global career opportunities,” Andrius explained.

The four students will be sharing their insights into what it is like to live and study in Denmark at international education exhibition ‘Studijos 2014’ held at Litexpo in Vilnius on 6-8 February. They are thoroughly enjoying the whole experience of studying in Denmark and hope to inspire others to follow similar paths.

Andrius and fellow international students mention the high quality of life, teaching methods and academic standards of the universities as well as job opportunities as the key reasons to head to Denmark to study. Kristina, a Masters student at Copenhagen Business School, discovered her peers at University to be surprisingly easy-going.

“I was amazed how friendly and informal the atmosphere is at my university. While Copenhagen Business School is known as one of the best business schools in Europe, I expected to face a lot of competition. However, my fellow students, from all over the world, are very helpful and willing to share any information regarding studies. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to live and study among the people of the happiest nation.”

After the first two nights of the study fair prospective students are invited to attend screenings of recent, award winning Danish films – ‘The Human Scale’ and ‘A Hijacking’ – at the Danish Embassy in Lithuania. Inesa, who is studying a Masters in International Business Communications, describes how the showcasing of these films came about.

“Denmark is producing really interesting musicians, fashion designers and filmmakers right now, setting trends all around the world. It also manages to attract great people to perform and show their work, particularly with the various festivals we have, so life in Denmark is about a lot more than studying,” says Inesa.

“We wanted to share both our personal stories of Denmark and some examples of Danish culture with other Lithuanian students so we are really excited to be working with the Danish Embassy and the Danish Film Institute to host these film screenings.”

For more information you can visit the event website: http://danishfilm.splashthat.com.