Kristina wins Researcher Fight

This weekend, PhD student in political science Kristina Bakkær Simonsen won the award for best research communicator at this year’s Reseacher Fight at Aarhus University.

2016.09.26 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen on stage at Researcher Fight.

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen was awarded DKK 10,000.

At this Saturday’s Researcher Fight, eight PhD students had to explain their research and why it is important. Kristina Bakkær Simonsen studies the integration of immigrants. In only four minutes, she presented her topic Born and brought up in Denmark, but still not a ‘real’ Dane?

“It’s been a very challenging and learning experience to communicate my research in only four minutes to a non-academic audience. There’s a balance between cutting to the bone and at the same time telling a story with nuances and complexity,” the award winner explains.

Both the jury and the audience voted for Kristina Bakkær Simonsen, and so she won the honorable Researcher Fight title. The award came with DKK 10,000.

“I’m so happy to have participated, and the evening turned out great. I also learnt a lot and was inspired by seeing the other PhD students communicate their research,” says Kristina Bakkær Simonsen.

Ulrik Haagerup, news director at Danmarks Radio
Berit Eika, pro-rector at Aarhus University
Pernille Bandholm Jacobsen, consultant, Klods-Hans for viderekomne


See this video where Kristina Bakkær Simonsen focus on the Danes' part in integration of immigrants (in Danish):