DTU’s impactful presence at Fehmarnbelt Days 2018

DTU’s impactful presence at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2018

Thursday 31 May 18
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Petr Witz
Postdoc
DTU Management Engineering

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Christian Thuesen
Associate Professor
DTU Management Engineering
+45 45 25 60 15
Representatives of Engineering Systems Division, DTU Management Engineering, Christian Thuesen and Petr Witz sparked interest of dozens of attendants from several countries at the biggest international forum on the future of the Fehmarnbelts’ region. The DTU stand also attracted attention of several noteworthy dignitaries, including the former president of the European Parliament and the current European Coordinator for the TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor, Mr Pat Cox (in the photo).

DTU’s scientific excellence and a positive record of educating generations of successful engineers and addressing important socio-technical issues led to invitation of two of  DTU’s experts to Fehmarnbelt Days 2018 that took place in Malmö, Sweden, on 28th and 29th May. The main theme of the conference was “Tomorrow’s connections”. This involves primarily development and implementation of major transport infrastructure projects with the aim of increasing connectivity, cultural and economic exchange and growth across the region.

Christian Thuesen and Petr Witz delivered altogether four pop-up presentations where they talked about DTU’s role in this process. Christian’s speech focused on the importance of practical education confronting students with real life problems of projects like Fehmarnbelt fixed link. Petr explained how stakeholder engagement affects performance of infrastructure projects and what the main success and failure factors are in this respect. These findings are further utilized in collaboration with Femern A/S and other industry and government partners.

The presentations were accompanied by roll-ups featuring some of the most significant initiatives from Engineering System Division’s ProjectLab and an overview of application areas where our expertise finds its best use. DTU’s strong presence could not escape attention of numerous conference participants including dignitaries like Pat Cox, the former president of the European Parliament and the current European Coordinator for the TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor. Our researchers demonstrated DTU’s long-term commitment to public engagements educating society and bringing it up to date with the latest findings from our research.