From February until summer this year, we have two master thesis students affiliated to Arctic Consensus: Mikkel Underlin Østergaard and Janus Drejer. Both Mikkel and Janus are studying a M.A. in Culture, Communication and Globalisation, with a specialisation in Arctic Studies at Aalborg University.

In his thesis, Mikkel will investigate Greenland’s opportunities to enter into a free association with Denmark, as an alternative to the current Unity of the Realm. Mikkel will look at existing structures of free association, including Cook’s Island and New Zealand, and examine whether one can draw lessons from the situations to the establishment of free association between Denmark and Greenland. Besides the master thesis cooperation, Mikkel also works as a student assistant at Arctic Consensus.

Janus’ thesis will address the question of how the increasing globalization has affected entrepreneurship in Greenland and Norway, with a focus on the towns of Nuuk and Tromsø. Last year, Janus has been associated with Greenland Business in Nuuk, where his tasks also were connected to the topic of entrepreneurship.

We are very pleased to have Mikkel and Janus at the office and look forward to an exciting cooperation, and last but not least to read their finished projects in summer!

You can also read more about Mikkel and Janus here.