Conference: How are you? Insta-happy or truly happy?

Date: December 2-3, 2020

Venue: Copenhagen

More information will follow.

This is the first announcement for a lunch to lunch conference focusing on student well-being in the Nordic countries. The conference wich is organized by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in Denmark is relevant for students, teachers, study leaders, study counselors, study administrators, pedagogical-didactic consultants and institutional management.

The Nordic model for higher education seems perfect: Studying is free of charge. All students receive public financial support. Equality and respect between students, teachers and management is the ruling culture. But is everything really just wonderful? Have we created the ideal system for higher education that helps students find out who they are and what they want to do – or does the system unintendedly push students to work too hard to become a “perfect” version of themselves? 

That is the question! Some students know who they are and work to achieve their goals. However, other students struggle to find purpose and determination and walk in a direction, which is not their own. At best this simply results in wasted efforts, at worst it causes stress, depression and the feeling of failure. It is time to ask the students: How are you?

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