DIVERCITIES researchers Rikke Skovgaard Nielsen and Vigdis Blach recently went to Christianshavns High School to participate in their Researcher Internship Initiative. Rikke outlined her academic career and presented her current research to students interested in the field of research.
The Researcher Internship is a partnership between two schools in Copenhagen, the Nørre High School and Christianshavns High School. Both schools facilitate collaborations between high school students and PhD students. The aim of the program is to give students taste of the research world. Guided by PhD candidates, the students split into small groups of between 3-5 and dive into an array subjects that interest them in the humanities, social sciences or science. Students produce posters that showcase their findings at the end of the project.
About 60 students and 20 PhDs participated in the workshop on 28 September. Rikke’s presentation went into great detail about her her current research, that being DIVERCITIES. The DIVERCITIES project was a great example to show what the research potential in social sciences can be. The team said “It’s a fun way to disseminate the results from our project, as the high school students are a slightly different audience than we are used to.”
The opportunity to be a part of the initiative came about when the Copenhagen team were promoting the Educational Program. It was then that these two schools made contact.
Images from top: Linda Schjøtt and Vigdis Blach