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QGM Nielsen retreat 2018 & annual meeting with the DNRF

Annual retreat for employees and close associates of QGM held at Sandbjerg Estate.

2018.07.27 | Christine Dilling

Date Tue 23 Oct Fri 26 Oct
Time 13:09    13:09
Location Sandbjerg Estate, Sønderborg Denmark


In keeping with tradition, the annual QGM Retreat is held at Sandbjerg Estate four days in the fall (23-26 Oct. 2018). This is an event of both academic and social significance, and it is exclusive to QGM employees and close associates. Academically, it is a great opportunity for junior and senior researchers to network. Mornings and afternoons are reserved for seminars, at which presenters share their most recent results and discoveries, inviting discussion and feedback from their fellow researchers. Evenings make a perfect setting for relaxation and social interaction which are crucial for the overall sense of unity amongst Centre members.

Annual meeting with the DNRF 23 Oct. 10-12am
This year the retreat begins at Aarhus University Tuesday 23 Oct. at 10 am, where QGM will be visited by representatives from our funding body, the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF). During this visit the DNRF representatives will have a ½ hour meeting with internal and external graduate students.

Participation in the retreat as well as the meeting with the DNRF is free of charge and includes travel as well as local expenses (accommodation and all meals will be provided). Please send an e-mail to qgm@au.dk if you wish to participate including a title/abstract for the retreat and your preliminary itinerary.  

The programme 

Transportation from Aarhus
Common bus transport will be arranged from QGM, Aarhus University (2 hours by bus).

Important: please see "Further travel information" if you are joining the retreat from abroad. Do NOT go to Aarhus Airport as this airport is far from Sandbjerg Estate. Go to Copenhagen or Billund airport. From Copenhagen you can fly directly to Sandbjerg (45 min).

Departure from Aarhus by bus: Tuesday 23 Oct. at 3:30pm. We will meet in the parking lot in front of building no. 1530.
Return from Sandbjerg by bus: Friday 26 Oct. at 4pm. 

Meals at Sandbjerg Estate

  • Breakfast 8.00-9.00
  • Lunch 12.00-13.00
  • Dinner 18.00-19.00
  • A special dinner is arranged for Wednesday evening (24 Nov.)

Further coffee/tea/fruit/cake will be served during the day. 

How to find Sandbjerg Estate
Pictures from Sandbjerg Estate

Further travel information 
The flight company Alsie Express is flying directly to Sønderborg (SGD) from Copenhagen (CPH) - (45 min). This is the easiest way to get to Sønderborg (12 km from Sandbjerg Estate). We believe that you should book this flight as soon as possible as it is a domestic flight route with few seats. The alternative Airports (Billund (BLL) and Aarhus (AAR)) both have a transportation time to Sandbjerg of approx. 3 hours.  

Travel planner for domestic travel in Denmark

List of participants