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Lord Mayor supports new giant campus project

Lord Mayor and private companies vocally support a new Copenhagen campus. But DKK 2 billion are still needed to make the dream a reality

The huge Copenhagen Campus plans are both feasible and worthwhile. This could be the conclusion of the symposium held by the private think-tank behind the study, ThinkTankTalents, Friday, 27 August.

Diverse authorities gave their support to the project at the event, which was held at the old Carlsberg Brewery site in Valby.

»We will do our best at the City Hall to support the work of ThinkTankTalents«, promised Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen.

Making the plan come alive

»Copenhagen Campus will make a difference: it will contribute to integrating international students and researchers with Danes in an international environment of housing, business and culture«, stated Charlotte Mark, from Microsoft.

But in spite of this widespread support, the true leitmotif of the symposium was the question of how to make the glossy campus plan a reality.

ThinTankTalents seems to have the capability to handle the completion of the project, according to the report.

Project lacks DKK 2 billion

However, the financial feasibility of the project still hangs in the balance.

The economic analysis showed that the project requires DKK 2 billion in private funds.

The funding should come primarily from private Danish institutions, but also in a cooperation between the state and academia.