20 June 2012

The Danish Crown Princess awards Australian students


HRH Crown Princess Mary and Rector Ralf Hemmingsen have awarded The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to two Australian exchange students who are both studying at the University of Copenhagen.


The two scholarship recipients are Stephanie Arrowsmith, University of Western Australia and Johanan Ottensooser, University Technology Sydney.

- You too have probably experienced that when you get involved and are open to new experiences, you get so much in return. I hope your time in Denmark has brought you a new perspective on an academic as well as a personal level, said HRH Crown Princess Mary in her speech to the two Australians.

Dean Henrik Dam, The Faculty of Law, Stephanie Arrowsmith, rector Ralf Hemmingsen, HRH Crown Princess Mary, prorector Thomas Bjørnholm, Johanan Ottensooser, dean Ulla Wewer, The Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesStephanie Arrowsmith studies health sciences and modern languages and is enrolled at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Johanan Ottensooser is a law student and is taking courses in international law at the Faculty of Law.

The two Australian exchange students are both characterised by their effort and enthusiasm in their studies as well as their involvement in extracurricular activities. The ceremony took place at the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday 19th June.

Cosy – and a little exotic

Each year the University of Copenhagen welcomes nearly 2000 exchange students from all over the world.

- The students are particularly attracted to the range of different courses taught in English at the university. They also like the thought of living in a big city which is cosy as well as safe. Danes are happy to speak English meanwhile it is a little exotic that we also speak our own language, explains Anne Bruun from The International Office at the university.

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