Caroline Arends will become Head of DTU Learn for Life on 1 December.
Tuesday 15 November 2022
On 1 December, Caroline Arends will become the new Head of Centre in DTU Learn for Life, where she will help strengthen and support continuing and further education at DTU and set new standards for lifelong learning.
Caroline Arends comes from senior executive positions in Alm. Brand Group and Danske Bank, among other companies. Here at DTU, many people know her from the stakeholder organization Lyngby Science City (formerly Lyngby-Taarbæk Vidensby), founded by DTU together with the municipality and large local companies.
“It’s with great pleasure that we can welcome Caroline Arends. Caroline has many years of experience as a senior executive—and with international agreements and fundraising. She also has very broad knowledge of collaboration with Danish and international universities,” says DTU President Anders Bjarklev.
A brilliant networker
Caroline Arends is a graduate of the University of Haifa in Israel, from where she holds a university degree in English and an Executive MBA degree in business administration. She has worked for many years at the University of Haifa—both with study programmes for international students—and international cooperation agreements. In addition, she has been responsible for eight international fundraising offices, including in New York, Paris, and London.
Throughout her career, she has worked in both large and medium-sized organizations. She has 20 years of experience in creating economic growth and development in the public and private sectors, and she has 15 years of high-level management experience. And she has been described by former collaborators as “a brilliant networker who is always full of positive energy and has an ability to establish close contact with people.”
“I’m very excited to become part of DTU, and I’m really looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Learn for Life centre and with the many important stakeholders internally at DTU—but also externally in Denmark and internationally. DTU is a world-class university—and I have no doubt that, together, we can become a leading university in offering the executive education and specialized continuing education programmes of the future, based on technology and innovation,” says Caroline Arends.