Build a green career in Denmark

Theme: International

Tuesday is the international day, where everything will be in English.

You can save the world!

At “Climate Challenge” we focus on how different academic and scientific directions can contribute in meeting the challenges. On this day, we focus on development and business opportunities for international students in the climate area. Here, you will get the opportunity to get inspiration from interesting speakers and meet some of the businesses, who can help you start your climate career in Denmark – whether you study engineering, business, science or within the humanities.

Are you an international student, and do you want to start a career in Denmark, working with climate change and climate technology? Then this Tuesday is for you!

We livestreamed the event so you don't have to miss it! The video from 10:00-12:00 is here and from 13:00-14:00 is here.

 

Programme:

 

10.00-10.25:

Climatorium: Denmark’s new international climate center

Klimatorium is a 6-year long climate project, where science and education, climate tourism and innovative business work towards a common goal: solving the climate challenges. Lars Holmegaard, project responsible at Klimatorium and CEO of Lemvig Vand og Spildevand will tell us about Klimatorium’s exiting projects and your opportunity to get on board.

 

10.30-10.55:

Can we keep drinking water straight from the tap?

In Denmark, we’re lucky to have some of the best natural groundwater in the world; and we have to take good care of it! At WATEC, Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology, engineers are working in close collaboration with researchers from the classical science disciplines to strengthen research in water technology. Head of centre and professor at Department of Bioscience, Niels Peter Revsbech, will present us to how sustainable water technology can help us solve some of the climate challenges while maintaining our high quality of groundwater.

 

11.05-11.30:

How wind-, water- and solar energy will save the world

A conversion to sustainable energy will be life changing for the individual and for society as a whole. In Denmark alone, a change to wind, water and solar energy will save the 2.262 lifes, which are each year lost to air pollution. Internationally, the change will cause a gain of 50.5 million jobs and save the average person around DKK 32.802 in fuel, climate change costs and air-pollution/health costs. Peter Enevoldsen, Assistant Professor at BTECH, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University, will present a plan for converting 139 countries to be powered by wind, water and solar by 2050 and the studies of the effect of this change.

 

11.35-12.00:

The data opportunities of the climate challenges

What are the challenges and opportunities to leverage massive numbers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, BigData technologies, and Deep Learning to understand climate challenges? Daniel Enrique Lucani Rötter, Professor at Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, will present us to the visions and goals of DIGIT, Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data and Data Analytics, which has brought together a diverse team of researchers from mathematics, engineering, and computer science to tackle some of these challenging problems.The talk will also mention some of the direct impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the environment and the need for disruptive ideas to reduce the carbon footprint of IoT and BigData.

 

12.00-13.00:

Lunchbreak

 

13.00-14.00:

Renewable energy is the future to Siemens Gamesa

An increase in energy consumption and lack of ressources pose a serious threat to our climate, our environment and our future. At Siemens Gamesa, they are very well aware of the demand for renewable energy production and smart energy supply. Per Hessellund Lauritsen, Offshore Research Manager at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, will present us to their climate initiatives from a technological point of view and the barriers and technological challenges they experience as essential to overcome the climate challenges.

 

14.00-16.00

Workshop: Get the next great idea!

Inspired by the presentations given earlier, it is now time for the participants to combine their own subject knowledge, in an effort to provide new solutions to the challenges that climate change brings.

 

Studenterhus Aarhus · Nordre Ringgade 3 · 8000 Aarhus C · TLF: 86 18 30 21