Dialogue Tree: The Academia Issue

Going beyond the Ivory Tower

Vision Denmark and the IT University of Copenhagen would like to invite you to a Dialogue Tree event to talk academia.

We are thrilled to welcome a fantastic group of panelists

  • Thomas Howalt, DADIU

  • Henrik Schønau Fog, Aalborg University Copenhagen

  • Helena Sokol, CBS/Game Swing

  • Emil Lundedal Hammar, Tampere Universitet , Det Kongelige Akademi

  • Miguel Sicart, IT University of Copenhagen

Denmark was one of the first places in the world where a games education was offered. Denmark is a world-leading country in games research, with several universities dedicated to the research on the technical, cultural, social, and aesthetic importance of games. In this Dialogue Tree, we will be giving the voice to Danish game academia to discuss their presence in the game industry.

What is the role of academia in the Danish game industry scene and what is the role of the game industry in academia? Are universities supposed to educate the workers of the present, or the leaders of the future, or both? What is the point of academic game research? How is Danish game academia affected by the current educational politics landscape? How can Danish game academics and the games industry collaborate and build lasting relationships that benefit everyone?

If you are interested in learning about the different game programs, educational policies, what and why is taught at university, and if you want to discuss what academia should be doing and how research, education, and industry can work together, come join us for Dialogue Tree: The Academia Issue.

When will this happen?

Thursday May 19th, from 16:00-18:00

Where will this happen?

IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7 2300 Copenhagen S

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Where exactly will this happen?

Auditorium 3 (Second Floor).

What is the closest Metro Stop?

DR Station

Is parking possible?

Yes, but not free.

Who may I contact if I have further questions?

If you have further questions or comments, please email:

We look forward to talking academia with you!

Jesper Krogh Kristensen, Vision Denmark

Miguel Sicart, IT University of Copenhagen