Calendar – University of Copenhagen


  • 6 December 2018, 10:00

    Join the Polar Research Conference 2018 in Copenhagen December 6

    Greenland Perspective is co-hosting the Polar Research Conference ’Polarforskerdag 2018’ along with AAU Arctic from Aalborg University. The theme for the 2018 conference is ’Polar Research of the Future’. Join the Polar Research Conference ’Polarforskerdag 2018’ if you are interested or involved in Polar Research. Here you will get the chance to meet researchers and research institutions from Greenland or meet Greenland Perspective, network with peers and students in the field as well as attend inspiring and thought-provoking talks. The conference brings together researchers, students and politicians. The conference will feature Greenland Perspective professors Morten Meldgaard and Minik Rosing. Morten Meldgaard will give a keynote presentation on ’Danish and Greenlandic polar research then and now’ and Minik Rosing will conclude the event. Furthermore, the Danish Minister of Research and Education, Tommy Ahlers, will speak at the conference.  The conference is a full-day event held on December 6th 2018 at Aalborg University, Sydhavnen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read the full program in Danish and sign up here.  Deadline for signing up is November 28th. The conference is free for scientific staff and students, but signup is required. If you are interested in participating in the evening dinner event, tickets can be purchased following the link above. We hope to see you there! » Read more

  • 27 May 2018, 12:00-12:45

    Glacial Rock Flour at the BLOOM festival

    Join Professor Minik Rosing and Greenland Perspective’s research at the BLOOM festival and get to know more about the Glacial Rock Flour project and how we turn climate change into an advantage. On May 27th Minik Rosing will give a talk on Glarcial Rock Flour at the Bloom Festival. The talk is titled 'Mastermind: From the Greenlandic ice cap to fridges around the world'.  Bloom festival is a free festival in Søndermarken in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen in Denmark. The festival celebrates nature, knowledge and science. Read more about Bloom here. » Read more

  • 25 May 2018, 14:00-16:00

    Rock Flour will rock the UCPH Spring Festival

    Guests at the UCPH Spring Festival 2018 will have the opportunity to get mud on their hands when the Ph.D-students in the Greenlandic Glacial Rock Flour project is visiting the SCIENCE tent to talk about the project. » Read more

  • 12 April 2018, 15:00-16:15

    What Greenland can do for the tropical countries

    Sustainability Science Centre is proud to present a sustainability lecture on 12 April 2018, with Minik Rosing, Professor of Geology at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. How do we feed a growing world population? Can we actively capture CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the ground? Can the vast Greenlandic Ice Sheet promote growth of crops in the tropics? Would it be environmentally responsible - or even a remotely good idea - to transport mud from one end of the world to the other? Can Greenland create economic growth by “doing good” on the global stage? A cross-disciplinary research project at the University of Copenhagen headed by professor of Geology, Minik Rosing, is currently focusing on the possible use of a special type of Greenlandic mud to answer these questions. Minik Rosing is Professor of Geology at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen. His research interests include the formation and stabilization of Earth’s continents and the emergence and early evolution of Life. He has found traces of the very earliest life in Greenland, where he was born. He has been principal investigator of more than 30 field expeditions to Greenland, mapping and gaining knowledge about the Greenlandic geology and natural resources in Greenland. He is currently heading a research group on Geobiology at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and he also head of the cross-disciplinary research initiative Greenland Perspective which aims to activate research about Greenland into society and use research as a base to make Greenland relevant to the outside world and to create the basis for a more diversified industry in Greenland. Katherine Richardson, Professor and Leader of Sustainability Science Centre, will moderate the talk. Registration for this event is necessary, admission is free. A map of the campus to find the location. Welcome! » Read more

  • 29 November 2017, 19:00-21:15

    Minik Rosing and Emily Pope at the Science Gala

    For the tenth year in a row, The Natural History Museum is hosting the Science Gala in the Ceremonial Hall at Frue Plads. Eight scientists will present the most exciting scientific discoveries of the year. Among the eight scientists are Professor Minik Rosing and assistant professor Emily Pope of the section of Geobiology and Minerals. The 29th of November, it is possible to see Professor Minik Rosing and assistant professor Emily Pope of the section of Geobiology and Minerals tell about their exciting research, as they present the results and scientific discoveries of the year. Minik  Rosing will tell how he, together with a scientist colleague, has utilized gemstones from Greenland in the research of the earliest forms of life on Earth. The results of this research was earlier this year published in the internationally esteemed scientific journal Nature. The earliest stages of the Earth’s history are also the topic of Emily Pope’s research. The Earth’s oceans hold tremendous importance to both life on Earth and to the geological processes operating on the planet. New methods for the study of the size of Earth’s early oceans and for assessing where the water came from and where it might have gone are continually being developed. These parameters are all important for our understanding of what the Earth was like at the time when life first emerged. Besides Minik Rosing and Emily Pope, six other scientists from the Museum of Natural History will present their research in topics such as biology, evolution and anthropology. The Science Gala is from 7 pm to 9:15 pm. A glass of champagne will be served during the intermission. » Read more

  • 24 October 2017, 20:00

    Greenlandic Rock Flour at Science & Cocktails

    Andreas de Neergaard is former professor at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences and currently professor and Vice Dean for education at the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Copenhagen. Homepage How do we feed a growing world population? Can we actively capture CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the ground? Can the vast Greenlandic Ice Sheet promote growth of crops in the tropics? Would it be environmentally responsible - or even a remotely good idea - to transport mud from one end of the world to the other? Can Greenland create economic growth by "doing good" on the global stage? These are some of the many questions professor of geology Minik Rosing and former professor at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Andreas de Neergaard will address during their lecture at Science & Cocktails. The two are currently exploring the option of utilizing glacially grounded rock flour as a naturally produced fertilizer to be exported and distributed to the depleted farmlands of the tropics. The lecture will be held at Byens Lys on Christiania at 20:00, and it will be accompanied by ice cold cocktails. Entrance to the event is free and the lecture is held in English. More information regarding the event may be found here.  Minik Rosing is a world leading Greenland geologist and professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and has been awarded numerous prizes. Together with Andreas de neergard, their research activities in Greenland have been granted 5 million dkk by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Homepage Afterwards, dry ice cooled down cocktails as cold as Greenland, while Pasborg​ ​Key​ ​Project takes the stage - a solo project by one of the most renowned Danish drum players. » Read more

  • 14 October 2017, 09:40-10:25

    Greenland Perspective at the Arctic Circle Assembly

    Once again, the Icelandic capital Reykjavík will be visited by people from around the world interested in the present and future status of the Arctic. This year, Minik Rosing will present some of the Danish views on the Arctic region during the plenary country session. "New opportunities. Arctic science from research to practice". This is the title and main theme of the Danish contribution to the country session this year. During the session, ministers, researchers and industry representatives alike will have their say on the Arctic stage. The Danish country session is scheduled for the 14th of October, 9:40-10:25.  Greenland Perspective is also represented through the session "Mind and body - population and wellbeing in Greenland" during which Tenna Jensen of the AgeArc project present some of their findings. This sessions is also on the 14th of October, between 8:00-9:00. A guide to this year's Arctic Circle Assembly of interesting sessions compiled by Greenland Perspective can be found here. » Read more

  • 13 October 2017, 18:00-23:59

    Culture Night Copenhagen

    Experience a real Greenlandic "Kaffe-mik" - a traditional coffee and cake event and listen to tales from elderly Greenlandic people at Culture Night 2017. This event is presented by the AgeArc research project at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science  » Read more

  • 11 October 2017, 16:00-18:00

    Qimmeq event

    Wednesday, October 11th. 16-18, Qimmeq invite all interested citizens for a lecture, debates and a world premiere of two short films. » Read more

  • 21 September 2017, 19:00

    Arctic Imagination at the New York Public Library

    This Thursday, the 21st of September, Professor of Geology at the Natural History Museum of Denmark Minik Rosing joins forces with the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson at an "Arctic Imagination" event at the New York Public Library.  » Read more

  • 23 August 2017, 11:00

    Greenlandic rock flour at the International Plant Nutrition conference

    The research project on Greenlandic Rock Flour will be featured at the world's largest conference on plant nutrition. Professor Andreas de Neergaard and PhD Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen from the Rock Flour project team will give presentations about the project. Ph.d. Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen working on the fertilizing potential of Rock Flour. BREAD FROM STONES On Wednesday 23rd of August, Professor Andreas de Neergaard from the Rock Flour project team will be talking about the possibilities of using Greenlandic flour as soil amendment for tropical weathered soils. Professor de Neergaard's talk will be under the title "Bread from stone". PhD student Klara Cecilia Gunnarsen who is also part of the Rock Flour project team will be presenting a poster entitled ”Fertilizing Potential of Glacially Eroded Rock Flour”. » Read more

  • 9 June 2017, 15:30-17:00

    Arctic Food Session at the ICASS IX Conference

    Greenland Perspective will participate in the ICASS IX Conference held in Umeå in Sweden, representing our project “The Arctic as a Food Producing Region”.  This year’s conference is themed “People & Place”, reflecting the opportunities and challenges in the Arctic that impact people and places following changes in climate, industry, globalization, pollution and more. Arctic food will be discussed at the ICASS IX conference. Photo: Rebekka Knudsen One main theme brought up by the conference is Arctic food.  In line with this, Greenland Perspective and partners will be hosting a dedicated session on “The Arctic as a Food Producing Region” at the conference. Researchers will examine and discuss the status and potential development of various food production systems in the Arctic. There will be presentations and discussion of papers that address food production opportunities which may lead to sustained economic development for Arctic communities, initiatives that are being used to establish more sustainable local food systems, and the cultural and legal tensions that may exist when wildlife resources gain commercial value.  ICASS takes place in Umeå in Sweden from 8-12 June 2017 and is organized by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association. Read the conference programme here. The session for ‘The arctic as a Food Producing Region’ will be held on June 9th between 15:30 and 17:00 Swedish time. Read more about the session here. » Read more

  • 9 June 2017, 13:00-21:00

    PLEN Research Day

    Professor Minik Rosing will present at the PLEN Research Day. Greenland Perspective professor of geology Minik Rosing will present at the research day held by the Department of Plant and Environmental Science at the University of Copenhagen. Minik will open the research day with a lecture on his personal research experience, titled “The earth - a life’s work”. The research day takes place on June 9th 2017 from 1:00PM-8:00PM at the Main Hall at Vor Frue Plads 4. The event is a closed event. Minik will be presenting between 1:00PM and 2:00 PM. Read the programme here. » Read more

  • 10 May 2017, 09:00-10:00

    Future Greenland Conference - New businesses based on Greenlandic uniqueness?

    At this year's Future Greenland Conference, around 450 conference participants from Greenland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark will meet for presentations, discussions, workshops and networking. The theme of the conference is: "Capital, Competences, Capacity" and Greenland Perspective-head, Minik Rosing will give a talk about the potentials in combining research and business.  » Read more

  • 22 March 2017, 08:00-18:00

    Greenland Label Food Conference

    The conference ”The Greenland Label – Quality Food from the Arctic” takes place in Nuuk on March 22, 2017. The conference is organized by Greenland Perspective-partner Arctic Business Network and focuses on the increasing number of small scale, innovative food producers in Greenland. What are their possibilities for future development? The conference is open for stakeholders from the food-industry in Greenland.  » Read more

  • 14 March 2017, 09:00-14:00

    New facts on the potential for tourism in Greenland

    New facts and  future potential of the tourism industry in Greenland is on the agenda when researchers from the University of Aalborg present the results of an extensive mapping of stakeholders, operators and potentials. The presentation will take place at a tourism symposium in Aalborg on March 14, 2017.  » Read more

  • 10 February 2017, 14:00-18:00

    SYMPOSIUM: Wide horizons

    What will be the next interesting questions of sciencists? What do we see in the horizon? 

    10 speakers from different disciplines will attempt to give an answer on the 10th of February where The Natural History Museum of Denmark cordially invite you to a symposium and reception on the occasion of Minik Rosing’s 60th birthday. Join the symposium Wide Horizons and hear the bids from speakers such as Professor Norman Sleep from Stanford University, Professor Eske Willerslev, Professor Mikke Veldby Rasmussen or Director of Louisiana Poul Erik Tøjner. 

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  • 19 January 2017, 7 PM

    Soapstone - a forgotten resource

    Why is soapstone an important resource - and how can it create more value for the local communities? On February 19 an event on the use of soapstone as a local resource will take place in Nuuk. The event is free. Language will be Danish and Greenlandic.  » Read more

  • 2 December - 5 December 2016

    Experience economy seminars in Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq

    Meeting with experience economy stakeholders in Sisimiut and Kangerlussuaq on the possibilities of developing the experience economy in the Municipality and coupling scientific activities with experience economy.  » Read more

  • 24 November 2016, 09:00-15:00

    First Arctic Symposium for UCPH researchers and students

    Research in and about the Arctic takes center stage when researchers and students from UCPH meet for the first UCPH Arctic Symposium on November 24, 2016.  » Read more

  • 10 November 2016, 13:00-18:00

    SYMPOSIUM: The Arctic is the Answer - What is the Question?

    'Arctic is the Answer - What is the Question?' a symposium in honur of Professor Morten Meldgaard's 60th birthday. The Symposium takes up Arctic related themes such as 'The Natives of the Arctic' and 'Arctic Animals in a Post-Arctic Wold' presented by researchers and professors. The symposium is followed by a reception from 5-6 PM at the Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5.  Participation is free of charge but registration is mandatory. REGISTER HERE.  Find the programme here or by clicking on the picture above. (Note: It is in Danish only)  » Read more

  • 18 September 2016, 18:00-19:00

    GeoGalla 2016: Meet Greenland Perspective's research

    Greenland Perspective will be present at this year's GeoGalla, held by Vin & Videnskab at the Geological Museum.  Greenland Pespective and the Section for Geobiology and Minerals will be exhibiting during the break, between 6-7PM. The exhibitions will be about Greenlandic Rock Flour and about Bioturbation during the Cambrian Explosion. The stalls are held by Post. doc Tom Weber and graduate student Sune Månsson, respectively.  The Geological Museum has extended opening hours on this day. The museum is is open until 8 PM.  Read more about GeoGalla and how to get tickets here.  » Read more

  • 11 June 2016, 13:00-16:30

    Public workshop on soapstone

    Interested citizens and tourists are invited to join a practical workshop in Ikkatut outside Nuuk on the use of soapstone. Geologists' from GEUS Nuuk, local soapstone artists and representatives from the Greenlandic Ministry of Mineral Resources will talk about the use of soapstone and show an onsite soapstone location.  » Read more

  • 26 May 2016,

    Sitting on gold

    Public event in Nuuk, Greenland on better recognition and use of informally acquired skills.  » Read more

  • 4 May 2016, 18:00-20:00

    Denmark's foreign policy interests in the Arctic

    EVENT IS HELD IN DANISH - Perspectives and priorities in the light of The Taksøe Committee's recommendations. Head of Greenland Perspective, Minik Rosing will talk about the bonds between Denmark and Greenland. » Read more

  • 27 April 2016, 08:30-16:30

    Symposium: From stones to bread

    Symposium on the utilisation of Greenlandic rock flour. 27 April 8.30-16.30 at The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Videnskabernes Selskab). » Read more