Stimulus – University of Copenhagen


This Stimulus has already been held. Look out for the next Stimulus in the fall of 2018!

A new concept for students that want to discuss sustainability in a cross-disciplinary setting. Enjoy five hours of exclusive academic input, contact with other engaged students and a great lunch. All on the 15th floor of the new Mærsk Tower.

The Anthropocene is a new epoch in the geological history of the world. Now human beings themselves are a geological force to be reckoned with. We shape the world around us in a scale never seen before. This is a major acknowledgement, and one that is hugely contested among different actors of society.

In order to understand this new epoch and act on it, we need to integrate different fields and academic disciplines.

Crossing borders

Expertise is vital for working academically with this new epoch, but collaboration across disciplines and backgrounds is just as important, if we are to tackle the societal issues that emerge.

At Stimulus students from a whole range of different studies are put together to receive the newest input from research experts, and afterwards discuss and hear differing perspectives from students with other academic backgrounds. 

What, when and how?

The next Stimulus is on the 19th of May and will take place in room 7.15.149 in the top of the Mærsk Tower. The programme will be in Danish and looks the following:

10.00-10.15: Registrering og velkomst

10.15-10.30: Introduktion ved Katherine Richardson, leder af Sustainability Science Centre

10.30-11.00: ”Hvad karakteriserer den Antropocæne Tidsalder?” Oplæg ved Eigil Kaas, Niels Bohr-instituttet

11.00-11.30: Følgediskussion ved rundbordene med deltagelse af Eigil Kaas

11.30-12.00: Frokostpause

12.00-12.30: Dilemma-leg

12.30-13.00: ”Hvilke udfordringer er der i overgangen fra naturvidenskabelig viden til politisk handling?” Oplæg ved Anne Bach Nielsen, Institut for Statskundskab

13.00-13.30: Følgediskussion ved rundbordene med deltagelse af Anne Bach Nielsen

13.30-14.00: Udsigtspause

14.00-14.30: ”Hvorfor skal vi reagere? Skylder vi kloden noget?” Oplæg ved Christian Gamborg, Institut for Fødevare- og ressourceøkonomi

14.30-15.00: Følgediskussion ved rundbordene med deltagelse af Christian Gamborg

15.00-15.15: Tak for i dag!


To get a diverse and qualified crowd of students, it is necessary to apply to get one of the 18 spots for the event. Chosen students will be contacted by mail as soon as possible after the application deadline on the 15th of May.