University language policy and universities as language policy agents

The focus of the symposium is to discuss central issues related to choice of language in universities and other institutions of higher education.

In 2019 we had a specific focus on language policies, both the process of developing a language policy and the choices related to the languages offered at the universities. Find presentations from the day below.


9:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome
Director Anne Holmen, CIP, University of Copenhagen 
  Theme of the morning: On the formation of language policies at the universities
10.15 - 12.30

Language policy in Greenland - a historical view
Associate Professor Arnaq Grove, IlisimatusarfikUniversity of Greenland
Find presentation here (in Danish)

Creating a language policy
Experiences from Ilisimatusarfik and other Nordic universities
Associate Professor Janus Mortensen, CIP, University of Copenhagen
Presentation to follow (in English)

Language Policy in Practice - at the University of Copenhagen
Experiences form fieldwork in the international classroom
Post doc Camilla Falk Rønne Nissen, Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen:
Find presentation here (in Danish).

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  Theme of the afternoon: On language training and the teaching of languages at Danish universities
13:30 - 14:15

The Danish Context: Foreign Languages in Danish Universities
Associate professor Lisbeth Verstraete-Hansen, ENGEROM, University of Copenhagen.
Find presentation here (in English)


Languages for students across the university 
Professor and director Anne Holmen, CIP, University of Copenhagen.
Find presentation here (in English)

14:45-15:15 Coffee-break

Comments and concluding debate 
Hanne Leth Andersen, rector at the University of Roskilde (RUC) and chair of the "Uddannelsespolitisk Udvalg" (RUP), Danske Universiteter
Mette Skovgaard Andersen, director, National Centre of Foreign Languages East, 
Associate professor Lisbeth Verstraete-Hansen, ENGEROM, University of Copenhagen and
Professor and director Anne Holmen, CIP, University of Copenhagen

The debate was facilitated by associate professor Janus Mortensen, CIP, University of Copenhagen


Concluding remarks
Director Anne Holmen, CIP, University of Copenhagen

The presentations were given in Danish and English, respectively. 

Participation in the CIP symposium is free of charge.