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Folkemødet at Bryggen 2021 – Tech Tent goes digital

Tuesday 25 May 21


Kasper Dam Schultz
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Christina Tækker
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Engineers will livestream debates from the Tech Tent at Kalvebod Brygge on Thursday 17 June. Get an overview of the debates below.  

Folkemødet (the People’s Democratic Festival) will be held this year. Unlike previous years, you do not have to go to Bornholm to see the engineers debate, because the debates will be held at Kalvebod Brygge in Copenhagen.

This year, IDA will host a one-day programme, organized jointly (as usual) by DTU, the University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, IDA, and Engineer the Future. The debates will be ‘hybrid’ events that combine live debates with online video meetings from Folkemødet’s website.

“It’s uplifting to see society slowly reopening. For me it’s important that we all support the democratic discourse. I look forward to debating several topics, including study programmes throughout the country and international students in Denmark,” says DTU President Anders Bjarklev.

Green transition, digitalization, and innovation

The Tech Tent at Bryggen will feature debates on education, research, working life, and the labour market—all under the technological banner, with everything that entails in terms of green transition, digitalization, and innovation. Among the debaters will be DTU President Anders Bjarklev and Professor Thomas Bolander, DTU Compute.

Watch the debates with Anders Bjarklev

Folkemødet debate 3: Is there political bias at Danish universities? 10.30 – 11.15 am.
Folkemødet debate 6: What have we learned from corona in relation to teaching? 11.45 am – 12.30 pm.
Folkemødet debate 7: Should education and highly educated labour be available in the entire country?
1.10 – 1.55 pm.
Folkemødet debate 14: International students: Beneficial, or a financial burden? 5.10 – 6.00 pm.

Watch the debate with Professor Thomas Bolander from DTU Compute

Folkemødet debate 13: SIRI commission: Can we digitalize our way out of the climate crisis? 5.10 – 6.00 pm

See the full programme for Folkemødet at Bryggen
Folkemødet at Bryggen 2021 – The full programme
Register for a debate using the specific debate page.

DTU debates livestreamed from Allinge

It will also be possible to stream some debates from Bornholm on Friday 18 June and Saturday 19 June. Get an overview of DTU’s debates below:

Executive Vice President, Provost Rasmus Larsen is participating in the debate titled ‘More women and diversity in technical and science education and research—or should future society be built primarily by men?’ on Friday, 18 June at 10.00 am. Scene 10.

Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Senior Vice President Marianne Thellersen is participating in the debate titled ‘Green transition from an Öresund perspective’ (TBA)

Director for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Senior Vice President Marianne Thellersen is participating in the debate titled ‘What will Denmark’s next green adventure be?’ on Friday 18 June at 2.00 pm. B2

Executive Vice President Carsten Orth Gaarn-Larsen is participating in the debate titled ‘Green restart—the last 10 per cent’ on Friday 18 June, 2.00 – 2.45 pm. The debate will not be live streamed.

Project Manager Marie Louise Møllebæk Pollmann-Larsen, DTU Skylab, is participating in the debate titled ‘Empowering the next generation to turn water challenges into water action’ on Friday 18 June at 11.00 am at Verdensmålenes plads.

See the full programme for Folkemødet on Bornholm.

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